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It was time to do some baking. Snickerdoodles is a plain and simple recipe and most of the ingredients are basic ones that will be found in the cupboard.

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Where on earth did they get the name snickerdoodle?

It might be Dutch or German in origin depending on the source of the information. The name could be an adaptation of the German word Schneckennudeln, which means snail dumpling (that doesn’t sound very tempting). Another source says the word ‘snicker’ comes from the Dutch word snekrad, or the German word Schnecke, which both describe a snail-like shape.

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No matter the source they are a plain and simple, soft and chewy cookie that tastes delicious.



  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon mixed together for the coating


  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  •  Mix dry ingredients and stir into butter mixture until well mixed.
  • Form dough into balls and roll in cinnamon sugar.
  • Flatten dough balls with a fork.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 375 F on greased cookie sheets.

Here is a print friendly recipe.

More dessert recipes. My recipe page has all sorts of recipes that you might want to try.

Here is a little trick to remember how to not get desert and dessert mixed up. Desert only has one s because you only want to be stranded in the desert once, but dessert has 2 s’s because you always want double the dessert!

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  1. Margie

    Looks great, Linda. I can’t remember the last time I had Snickerdoodles…but I did enjoy Snickerdoodle black tea (from Dessert by Deb) this month!

    Merry Christmas!

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