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May 27, 2009

Cookies will cure your woes

Baking is one of my many therapies.

What? You thought I was stable?


Pshaw.


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.

5 comments:

Weza said...

Well i have learn't something new today. I had never even heard of these biscuits before. Will have to try them after the move.

Andrea said...

those cookies look excellent! Wish you were closer so I could try one. Eat one for me.

The Potocniks said...

Hey Mindy,
Stumbled onto your blog from Megan's and wow---LOVE the layout, the photos (amazing), and especially your writing! And that baby boy? Oh. my. goodness. Great to peek in and see all your talent!
Have a great day!
Alissa Potocnik (Jason's wife)

Ashli said...

Those look scrumptious!
And really, who has cream of tartar, and what is it anyway??

Shawn said...

Cream of tartar is one of those white powdery substances in a little shaker in the baking aisle--with baking soda, etc. Has kindof a bite to it.