Snickerdoodle also known as sugar cookie refers to a kind of cookie made using flour, butter and sugar which is rolled thereafter in cinnamon flavored sugar. The cookie contains a crackly surface with a crisp and soft texture.
History of Snickerdoodle Cookie
The origin of the cookie is assumed by many countries to be theirs. According to the classic cookbook Joy of Cooking, the name “Snickerdoodle” is derived from the German word Schneckennudeln meaning snail noodles. Another theory suggests that the "snicker" part of the name is possible a derivative of the Dutch word snekrad or the German word “Schnecke.” Sometimes it is also passed off as a traditional fanciful British term for the cookie.
Snickerdoodle recipe Overview
Snickerdoodle is made commonly using sugar, butter and flour and sometimes eggs. Cinnamon and powdered sugar mixture is used to roll over the prepare cookies. Optional contemporary ingredients include baking powder, sour cream, vanilla essence, chopped nuts and sour cream. The butter, sugar and flour are mixed to form even dough. This can include eggs folded with butter, sour cream and sugar and baking soda sifted with flour. The dough can be pressed, rolled or scooped over cookie sheets to form marbles or cookies and then baked till they turn brown. The cookie dough can be pressed on to the baking sheet and impressed with instruments such as fork to create patterns.
Popular Snickerdoodle RecipeVariation
· Chai snickerdoodle recipe is a variation of the regular recipe which includes more spices such as ginger, allspice and cardamom.
· Chocolate Chai snickerdoodle is a cookie which includes cocoa apart from the spices.
· There are also vegan versions of the cookie that donot use eggs or animal based substances.
· Snickerdoodle bars are inspired recipe from the cookie. The bars are made using the same ingredients as in the cookie along with the cinnamon sugar which is used as a filling. The bar is also glazed with a mixture of powdered sugar, milk and vanilla essence.
· Snickerdoodle cupcakes inspired from the snickerdoodle cookie. It includes all the ingredients of the cookie plus a seven minute frosting.
· Snickerdoodle Flavored Coffee is a coffee that tastes similar to the cookie.
· The cookie recipe is also adopted to be made without the use of shortening such as butter or oil.
Storing, Serving and Eating Snickerdoodle Cookies
Snickerdoodle is served alongside beverages such as tea, coffee, cold milk or cinnamon flavored drinks. Being a Christmas regular, the cookie may also be packed and given away as gifts. They can be stored in an airtight container or in a refrigerator and can last up to 2 weeks or more.
Snickerdoodle Cookie Trivia
"Cry Babies”, "Plunkets" and "Jumbles" are the other fanciful names of this cooked used in the past. During the beginning 1900s, Snickerdoodle was the name of a common folk character who was the topic of many lofty stories. A theory suggests that the name of the cookie might have been derived from this folk legend.