Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://marthamiller.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/snickerdoodles/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Martha Miller
Okay, I know exactly what you’re thinking. “Those aren’t snickerdoodles – the perfectly tasty sugar cookie meets cinnamon sugar mixture!” I thought this “wolf in sheep’s clothing” recipe was the perfect kick off to this blog for a couple of reasons. Let me explain:
You, dear readers, will come to learn that my family has an odd habit of either a) making up weird tags for sweets that already have perfectly good and widely known names or, case in point b) taking a family favorite with no known name and bestowing the name of another sweet we are less fond of.
Now, that is not to say that the original snickerdoodle is not a perfectly fine cookie. However, I think the following recipe is more deserving of the title. Warning: I have been known to get in absurdly heated verbal arguments over this name discrepancy. Example: Prior to exchanging our vows, my husband woefully agreed to use my definition and refer to the other cookie as “the inferior doodle.”
Extreme? Perhaps. But this is a matter of family honor. Plus, we wouldn’t want to confuse our future children. Parents must present a united front – especially when it comes to baked goods.
These may look like glorified Rice Krispie treats, which in some ways they definitely are. But their insanely simple preparation combined with the gushing, verging on embarrassing, compliments you are guaranteed to receive make these humble confections a winner for the ages.