Some food historians say that their fanciful name comes from the German term Schnecke Knödel which can be translated as “snail dumpling.” Others say that “snicker” comes from the Dutch word snekrad or the German word schnecke, both of which refer to a small, snail-like shape.
What taste is snickerdoodle?
Snickerdoodles are soft and chewy cookies that are flavored with vanilla and coated in cinnamon sugar. They are fairly similar to sugar cookies, but a couple things make them different from a typical sugar cookie: Cream of Tartar: This is an essential ingredient in a snickerdoodle cookie.
Why do snickerdoodles taste so good?
They spread thin and bake up with crisp, buttery edges and soft, chewy centers. Most notably, they do not skimp in the flavor department. Not only is there ample cinnamon-sugar coating on every cookie, but the cinnamon also adds the tiniest hint of spice that balances the sweetness of the cookies really well.
What does snickerdoodle mean in German?
1931s Joy of Cooking claims the term snickerdoodle is based off the German word Schneckennudel—a German pastry whose name literally translates as ‘snail noodle‘. A Schneckennudel is a yeast dough roll that more closely resembles a cinnamon bun, not a snickerdoodle cookie.