Sunday, February 27, 2011

How To Make A Snicker-Doodle And Become A Supporter?!

This is the first time I have ever reviewed a snicker-doodles cookie recipe and Ive only tired a couple recipes so far, including this one. So I don't have that much experience on this cookie. So its something new to embark on.

I still am curious though about how these cookies got their strange name and if it means anything. I shall have to research it one day to figure it out. For now I'll just think of it as something different and unique, especially when its fun to say. 

What I do know is that every cookie has something special or different about it from its texture, flavor and additions. What snicker-doodles have are being a cookie that is entirely rolled in a sugar mixture that can include a variety of spices. For this recipe, It was the basic mixture of cinnamon and sugar;however I can see nutmeg, pumpkin spice and many other aromatic spices being used together or replacements. Its all what you want and experimenting is the best way to learn what you will like.

Ive heard and seen that snicker-doodles seem to be a popular cookie made for bake sales. I assume their a popular sale item because their pretty simple to make and the name catches people's eyes. For me I put an addition in the recipe of chopped hazelnuts to the dough. 

Hazelnuts give a great crunch in texture and something different in flavor. I am usually not a fan of nuts in cookies, but this wasn't half bad.There soft and sweet with an aromatic flavor of cinnamon. They remind me of one of those comforting foods that go along with a hot chocolate during the winter months.

From what I learned from these cookies is its extremely important to watch them carefully and to not over-bake them. Plus the bottoms will be always dark brown from the cinnamon sugar mixture; however too dark means there burnt :O. 

No one wants burnt cookies because that's a waste of some good baked treats so it pays to watch. I only got a few that were lightly black along the edges and they still got eaten. So rotating cookie sheets would be another good tip for this kind of treat. These were simple to prepare and will be liked by many. There a great cookie for milk, hot chocolate and coffee.

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Snicker doodles With Hazelnuts (Adapted from Snicker-doodles,Debbie Mumm)

3/4 cup sugar, plus 1 tbsp sugar,divided
2 tsp cinnamon, divided
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup margarine
1 egg
1/4 cup (2)chopped hazelnuts

Sm, bowl. mix 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.Set aside(May have to repeat this step again if you run out of coating)
In medium bowl, mix flour, remaining 1 tsp cinnamon, cream of tartar and baking soda.
In large bowl,cream remaining 3/4 sugar with margarine till light and fluffy. Add egg, blend.
Slowly add flour mix, low speed until combined and forms a dough.
Mix in chopped nuts.
roll dough into 1 inch ball then roll into sugar mixture to fully coated.
Place nonstick pan or ungreased cookie sheet
Bake for 10 minutes until centers are firm. Do not over bake. Watch these carefully. (Bottom will be dark brown from the cinnamon sugar so that is perfectly fine. Any darker you have over baked them)
Let cool on wire rack and then ready to eat.



  1. That peeked my interest on wanting to know where the name came from too!

    Found this on Wikipedia and it seems to jive with most other sites I looked at :)

    "The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudeln, which means "snail noodles."[3] A different author suggests that the word "snicker" comes from the Dutch word snekrad, or the German word Schnecke, which both describe a snail shape.[4] Yet another hypothesis suggests that the name has no particular meaning or purpose [5] and is simply a whimsically named cookie that originated from a New England tradition of fanciful cookie names.[6] There is also a series of tall tales about a hero named "Snickerdoodle" from the early 1900s which may be related to the name of the cookie.[7]"

    Your sister

  2. They all sounds like great meanings :D. I really like one of the meaning just being a whimsical name for fanciful cookie lol, thats the best one:P

  3. hehe yes, but don't you just love that there are tales of a hero names "snickerdoodle" lmao...I think if I ever get a cat or dog and the name suits them..snickerdoodle it is! lol

  4. Haha, Yeah I'm imagining right now what those tall tales would be like. lol. Yeah especially for a cat that may have mixture of the color cinnamon:P

  5. Thanks so much for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS. I will forsure be trying these cookies for my daughter as soon as she is back on the gluten-free dietMy kids LOVE LOVE Snickerdoodle everything.. check out Snickerdoodle Cupcakes!

    Make sure to come back next week and link-up for Romantic Meal Ideas.

  6. Wow! you have lots of fantastic recipes here! I like your blog and would certainly visit again:)

  7. Tina@ Moms Crazy Cooking:I love linkys party's so thank you for having one :).Snicker-doodles are a child favorite :P and I'll for sure check out the cupcake recipe :P. I'll come back to see next weeks link up for all the great recipes and hopefully I'll have something for the theme by then.

    Jeannie: Thank you so much for the compliments. I try to make the recipes fun and simple for everyone, as well as challenging. Thanks for becoming a supporter and adding my button :D


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