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What Is A Snickerdoodle?

Ever since publishing My Greatest Snickerdoodle Recipe and Snickerdoodle Recipe With out Cream Of Tartar, I’ve gotten loads of questions concerning the cookies. Particularly: what even is a snickerdoodle, anyway?

So let’s clear the air about one of many hottest cookie recipes on Hummingbird Excessive:

Snickerdoodles are sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar. The cinnamon sugar offers the cookies their distinct taste, texture, and look.

Some meals historians argue that sugar cookies recipes use baking powder to leaven the cookies, whereas snickerdoodles recipes use cream of tartar. If utilizing cream of tartar, the cookies could have a barely tangy taste.

You’ll be able to study extra concerning the distinction in my TikTok video under:

@hummingbirdhigh snickerdoodle WITH cream of tartar versus snickerdoodle WITHOUT #baking #bakingtiktok ♬ Glad Pizza – Tom Howe

The place Do Snickerdoodles Come From? How Did They Get Their Identify?

A couple of cookbooks clarify that snickerdoodles are German in origin. They state that the cookie’s identify comes from the German phrase shneckennudel (which is a form of cinnamon bun).

Others hint its origin to New England’s custom of whimsical cookie names. Stella Parks, former pastry chef at Critical Eats, writes in her cookbook that the cookies developed from a preferred cinnamon-scented cake recipe referred to as the “snip doodle”.

So the TL/DR is that this: there appears to be no consensus on the place the cookies really come from. Or how they obtained their identify, for that matter!

What Does Snickerdoodle Style Like?

A traditional snickerdoodle tastes like a sugar cookie generously flavored with cinnamon. And if the recipe makes use of cream of tartar, the cookie additionally tastes a bit bitter and tangy.

What Taste Is Snickerdoodle?

Bakers solely taste conventional snickerdoodles with cinnamon.

However I’ll be trustworthy—cinnamon has by no means been my favourite taste within the spice rack. For my part, cinnamon works finest once I pair it with different spices. So when creating the snickerdoodle recipe for my cookbook, Weeknight Baking, I had the good thought to swap out the cinnamon for different spices.

So in my e book, you’ll discover different flavors! Flavors like “black sesame snickerdoodles”, “matcha snickerdoodles”, and my private favourite, “raspberry sumac snickerdoodles”. Even on this weblog I’ve recipes for raspberry lemon snickerdoodles and black halva snickerdoodles.

@hummingbirdhigh cinnamon #snickerdoodles are fundamental, let’s yassify them #bakingrecipe #yassification #bakingtiktok #kitchenhacks ♬ The Nice British Bake Off – Tom Howe

Ethical of this story? If you happen to’re not a fan of cinnamon, don’t be afraid to swap out the cinnamon within the recipe in your favourite spice. You may as well use different substances like tea powder, seeds, and sprinkles to make a singular snickerdoodle taste. 

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