What? You thought I was stable?
These snickerdoodles (the cookies and the dough, but mostly the dough) had me in a euphoric state for oh, at least an hour. They're nothing fancy. But, I'd never made them before (culprit--never had the cream of tartar).
Here's the etymology of "snickerdoodle," according to Wikipedia:
"The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudeln, which means "snail dumpling." A different author suggests that the word "snicker" comes from the Dutch word snekrad, or the German word Schnecke, which both describe a snail-like shape. Yet another theory suggests that the name comes from a New Englad tradition of fanciful, whimsical cookie names. There is also a series of tall tales about a hero named "Snickerdoodle" from the early 1900s which may be related to the name of the cookie."
Click here for full article & a recipe.
Hey, I was curious.