Ever hear of Sesame Street Parents Magazine?
If asked that question, I would have said no. But apparently, that's not the case...
I gave up Bisquick years ago, 12 to be exact. You see, I stumbled across a picture in a magazine of the most adorable teddy bear shaped pancakes with a tiny heart of strawberry jam right in the center. And the recipe...simple! Go ahead, say it...DUH! What did I know? I told you I used Bisquick, pancakes were a mystery to me.
For all these years, I've kept the entire magazine tucked away in a kitchen drawer, fully intact (minus a missing cover)...until today. When pulling it out to give due credit, not only did I find out that I was once a subscriber to Sesame Street Parents Magazine, I tore the recipe right in half. UGGH!
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk (or buttermilk)
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Add egg, milk, butter, and vanilla. With whisk or large spoon, gently blend ingredients just until the batter is moist (lumps are OK). Do not over beat. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat (when a few drops of water sprinkled on to skillet sizzles, it's ready). To make shaped pancakes: Place heavy-gauge cookie cutter in skillet and fill 1/4 way with batter (or just ladle batter to desired pancake size and use cookie cutters to shape once fully cooked). Cook pancake for approx 2 minutes or until you see bubbles on top. Remove cookie cutter, flip pancake, and continue to cook an additional 2 minutes or until lightly browned.