I printed this recipe ages ago but had never tried it.
I just went looking for the website where I got it (to give credit where credit is due)
but it no longer exists ....


These were my favorite cookie as a kid.
And, I'm going to have to say ... still, as an adult !
Our kids loved them too but
oh my goodness ... there is a bit of an issue with the name here
in Australia.
You see ... as much as we have tried to teach the kids the proper names of human anatomy,
they still go to school, and at school the kids call the bit that boys have a doodle !
So ... you can only image the giggles that erupted when I said
these cookies were called snickerdoodles !
Alia said "it's got doodles in it" ... and Jono thought she meant the cookies had
"doodles" in them ... but she was just talking about the name.
Oy vey !
What's a mother to do ?

Give you the recipe ?
Ok ...

1 cup softened butter
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 and 3/4 cups self-raising flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • Preheat over to 350 F or 180 C.
  • Cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
  • Stir flour and cream of tartar together, and then stir that into the creamed stuff.
  • Chill dough completely. I just made the dough while I was cooking dinner, stuck it in the fridge and then baked them after dinner.
  • Roll dough into small walnut size balls.
  • Roll each ball in a mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet until lightly brown but still soft.
Eat and enjoy and snicker about the doodles ....


Terri said...

That is soooo funny! Snickerdoodles were always my favorite!

Khrista said...

That is too funny! I love snickerdoodles too! :)

travelingmama said...

These are one of my favorites too! In fact I just made some yesterday. I add a dash of nutmeg and that is magical!

Amy said...

Mmmmm. we love snickerdoodles!! Gonna try these!

Tessa said...

Bit of a snicker!?