Sunday sweets – snickerwho?

Posted on: May 2nd, 2010 by admin No Comments

Why does a cookie sometimes get a name?  Because of something lost in translation or after the person who invented them, but Snickerdoodles, where did that come from?  I looked it up and no one seems to know.  Regardless, what makes these cookies great is the cinnamon, gives them a good crunch on the edges as you bite into the soft delicious middle.

This is Nigella’s recipe adapted via NYCase who sent this through with perfect timing.

  • 1 1/3 c of flour
  • 3/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 100g (1/2 c) of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • for rolling
  • 2 Tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF) and line a baking tray.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.  I added about 1/4 tsp of cinnamon as well.  In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar and then add the egg and vanilla. Add the flour mix slowly until you have a cake like dough. Roll into walnut size balls and roll in the cinnamon and sugar mix. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, until they are just golden, this means they will be crisp outside, but still chewy inside.  Snickerdoodles are a classic, and after you eat one you’ll know why.

You can replace 2 tbsp of flour with cocoa too for chocolaty ones.

Song for this recipe:

“Can’t buy me love” The Beatles

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