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Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Have you ever wondered where the name Snickerdoodle came from? I did.  My husband recently said he loves Snickerdoodles and I put that on my list of things to make. I found a great recipe on http://www.Food.com that had a lot of great reviews. I gave it a try and I was not disappointed.  Easy to make and tastes great.

Oh, I also looked up a little history on the name Snickerdoodle if you are interested.  The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudel (“snail noodles”), a kind of pastry. It is also possible that the name is simply a nonsense word with no particular meaning, originating from a New England tradition of whimsical cookie names. More recently, the Snickerdoodle cookie has transformed into a popular flavor of desserts and drinks. Big brands have taken the simple dessert and turned them into their own original products; like General Mills making a new cereal flavor, or Dunkin’ Donuts making it into a Latte, or Nestle making a coffee creamer.

Now here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1⁄2cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3⁄4cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs thoroughly in a large bowl.
  3. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  5. Chill dough, and chill an ungreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
  6. Meanwhile, mix 3 tablespoons sugar, and 3 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.
  7. Scoop 1 inch globs of dough into the sugar/ cinnamon mixture.
  8. Coat by gently rolling balls of dough in the sugar mixture.
  9. Place on chilled ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan immediately.

 

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