Man, Starbucks has been all kinds of disappointing as of late. I JUST got my gold member status and what do they do? Take away the best perks of having a Starbucks reward card: no more free syrups and no more free soy milk.
Starbucks tried to make it sound better in the email they sent out by saying that the program was going to give you “fastier, tastier rewards.” I don’t care about the free drink for every 12 stars instead of 15 (uh, do you know how long that takes me to drink 12 Starbucks?), just give me my free soy milk back!
I spent all that time making sure to reload my gift cards and use it on every purchase so that I would get those dang stars. Now, it’s all gone to waste. I guess that’s what I get for supporting a huge corporation. Back to ma & pa coffee shops for me… where they have friendly service and 8 drink punch cards!
You might mistaken these cookies for snickerdoodles. Nope, they’re just plain ol’ cinnamon sugar cookies. What’s the difference, you ask? They’re missing the key ingredient that would make them snickerdoodles: cream of tartar. Without that, you just have regular cookies.
Maybe the bar is set too high with my usual snickerdoodles, but these cookies were pretty plain. Don’t get me wrong, they were by no means bad. Perhaps they’re the perfect kind of plain to go with some tea or coffee. They have that wonderful crinkle on top and the nice crusty outer layer with a tender center. Recipe adapted (only in the directions part) from AllRecipes.