Monday, December 29, 2014

Snickerdoodle Bread and My Giveaway Win!

 For my tea today, I am sharing the wonderful electric tea kettle that I chose from winning a $100.00 Williams-Sonoma gift card from Michael Lee West at Rattlebridge Farm.  Michael Lee is such a generous and kind person,  and she is also the host of Foodie Friday.  I have a butler's pantry between my kitchen and dining room and I have it set up now as my tea station.

An electric tea kettle is so quick in preparing the tea water.  THANK YOU Michael Lee!  I will think of you each time I use my new kettle, and which for me,  is several times a day! It's so shiny and pretty, don't you think?



I was gifted this pretty mug with a picture of my newest granddaughter.  Isn't this adorable? I'm going to sip some cinnamon vanilla tea from Trader Joe's. 


In looking for a recipe to use a package of cinnamon chips that I had in the pantry,  I found this wonderful recipe at Barbara Bakes .  It has such great flavor and it's like eating a snickerdoodle in bread form! 

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup cinnamon chips (1 pkg. Hershey's)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.   Spray the bottom of two 9 x 5" loaf pans with cooking spray that has flour.  (I actually used 3 mini loaf pans and one 7 x 3 1/2" loaf pan.   Barbara used 5 mini loaf pans.)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and 2 cups sugar, until fluffy, about two minutes. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix to combine. Add flour mixture and mix just until combine. Do not overmix.
  4. Coat the cinnamon chips with 2 tablespoons flour and stir into batter.
  5. Spoon batter into greased pans (Don't fill more than 2/3 full.)
  6. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the batter in the pans.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into a crack in the center of the loaf comes clean. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Remove from pan and let cool completely before serving. 
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  1. Oh I know you'll get lots of good use from the electric kettle Kitty-congrats! And the Snickerdoodle Bread sounds like the perfect nosh to go with tea! Happy New Year Week:@)

  2. I love your shiny tea kettle...congrats on winning it from the fabulous Michael.
    I also love your bread recipe...and best of all, I love that adorable cup. :)

  3. Congrats on your win from the giveaway. What a nice way to heat up water and make tea! I love your cute mug of your precious granddaughter! Thanks too for the recipe for the bread. As always all of your recipes look so good. Have a Happy New Year.

  4. A generous giveaway to win and you chose a great gift for yourself Kitty. The new mug is sweet for sipping your tea and I've pinned the recipe for now. I have looked everywhere for cinnamon chips in our stores and they are nowhere to be found. I'm going to look for them when in Florida next year and hopefully find some to bring home.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  5. Wonderful tea kettle, Kitty, and yes, you probably use it several times a day just like I do. Congratulations on your prize! I love the sweet mug featuring your newest grandbaby. What an adorable gift! The snickerdoodle bread sounds yummy. I love the cinnamon vanilla tea you sent me and I have tried to find it here but we can't get Trader Joe here on the Island. However, Hubby found me a wonderful tea which is close to it from David's Tea so I'm very happy! Thank you for joining me for tea this past year and Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones!

    Blessings and hugs,

  6. Wonderful choice! Love the granddaughter mug! We have a Christmas mug for our grandsons when one was 6 mos old with his brother who was cute! The recipe looks delicious! Happy New Year and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  7. ML is the most generous blogger out there! So happy a faithful friend won, enjoy! Happy 2015, Kitty. Lots of funerals here, feeling grinchy this year!

  8. The electric tea kettle looks wonderful. So shiny! I am sure it will get much use. The mug is adorable! It will make you smile with every cup of tea. The snickerdoodle bread sounds delicious. Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is a great one for you.

  9. Congratulations, dear Kitty! Enjoy! I would love a little tea or ciffee station like that,

  10. Delicious looking recipe, and how lucky you were to win that gift for the tea kettle.

  11. Mmmmm! I can practically smell the warm cinnamon! The electric tea-kettle is just the perfect gift for these chilly winter days! It seems I have a perpetual cup of tea going.....and how adorable is that new little grand-baby of yours? All sweetness and joy! Wishing you a lovely week, my Dear Friend. Hugs xo Karen

  12. Congratulations, Kitty!!! You will love that kettle...I have the same one & it gets used many times a day. Be sure to register it ...I had issues with mine, twice, & the Cuisinart people replaced it both times. Great company & if I ever have to buy another, it will be from the same co.
    Thanks for the yummy looking recipes...♥ anything with cinnamon crumbled topping.

  13. How nice! Congratulations! I know you're going to love it...especially with the cold temps we're supposed to have the next few days. :) I can't wait to try this bread! Remember when we couldn't find the Cinnamon Chips?

    I do apologize for not being around more ~ the season has been difficult. I do hope that you are ok and I always appreciate your stopping by!


  14. Hi Kitty: Your granddaughter is so cute. You just want to kiss those cheeks. Congratulations on the great win. Lucky lady. Have a great New Years! Hugs, Martha

  15. What a great tea kettle! Have a Happy New Year!

  16. Congratulations on your win Kitty. I love my electric teakettle, so handy, especially after boiling several teakettles dry on the stove! And I have the same setup with a butler's pantry between my kitchen and dining room, and it's my coffee/tea station too. Your granddaughter looks so sweet, and the bread looks delicious. Looks like a warm and delicious tea time. Hope you're enjoying the season.

  17. Oh Kitty, what a darling mug! I am sure everything tastes sweeter from it :)

    Congratulations on your wonderful win! Electric tea kettles are definitely convenient. Your Snickerdoodle bread looks very tasty. I think I have told you that my husband loves anything Snickerdoodle so I will have to try your recipe soon...maybe for New Years Eve.

    Love to you!

  18. Congrats on your lovely win Kitty! So perfect for you. Your new grandbaby mug is so melt-your-heart special too! I've made this very tasty bread and it's definitely a favorite!

  19. Your new mug is oh so sweet! I know you'll get lots of use from the electric kettle Kitty. The bread sounds so good and perfect with tea!

  20. Mmmm, I can almost smell that delicious bread!
    I am taken with your gifted cup! How precious is that! You must be so thrilled about your new granddaughter!
    Congrats on your win too, that is a great kettle.
    Wishing you a wonderful new year, full of opportunities for JOY.

  21. That bread looks delicious! Your granddaughter is so cute, and that mug so special. Happy New Year's!

  22. Congratulations on your win Kitty, and the tea kettle is so pretty. I know you will enjoy it since you have tea several times a day. Adorable cup with baby, another big congratulations. She is precious. Stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year............

  23. That was an awesome choice as a winning item from that amazing store, Kitty! I was so happy you won - no one deserves it more. You are the foodiest of the foodies, ma'am!

    Thank you for this recipe, I can practically smell that delish looking bread from here!

    Sorry I have been so absent, December was crazy busy - busier than normal this year as we said yes to almost everything and hosted a few gatherings ourselves! Argh!

    I wish you good health and joy in the coming new year. God bless you, my friend. ♥

  24. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe going to give it a try this week.. Happy New Year with love Janice

  25. Kitty, I love your tea station, and I'm so glad you are enjoying your kettle! I wish you the happiest year in the world! xxoo

  26. I am so glad that you won this, Kitty!

    Happy New Year to you and thank you for the delicious recipe!


    Sheila :-)

  27. Hi Kitty,
    I have a similar electric kettle and love it! Congratulations! Your newest grand child is so sweet. I hope I get a mug like that when I am a grandma in February! Wishing you and your family all the best in 2015! Happy New Year Dear Friend! Karen

  28. Congratulations on your electric kettle win, Kitty. I have a glass one (electric) that I use all the time. I think electric kettles are more common here in Canada. Your bread looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Happy New Year!

  29. What an adorable mug with your newest grand Kitty! Your bread sounds wonderful, I wish I had a slice of it this morning for my coffee! Enjoy your kettle ♥

  30. This looks irresistible and is already on my bucket list for this year.
    The mug with the baby picture is adorable.
    Happy 2015 to you Kitty, looking forward to read your next posts!

  31. Good Morning Kitty,
    We are a snickerdoodle gang here and we would just love your Snickerdoodle Bread, awesome! Thanks so much for starting your 2015 with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  32. Congrats on the new granddaughter...I have a new one too, 7 wks. old!!! They are just too much fun.
    I have a question, I wondered if you could make this in a 13x9 cake pan instead. I don't have any loaf pans :( Can't wait to try it, I love snickerdoodles!!

    1. Hi Shari,
      I don't see why it wouldn't work in a 9 x 13" pan. You would just need to watch the time and check it with a toothpick. I think that sounds wonderful as a cake!
      Congratulations on your new granddaughter!


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