I have some extremely fond memories of these simple-but-delicious cookies. They were part of Aunt Mary Jane's staple cookie jar lineup. I never understood why they were called snickerdoodles... after all, they don't have Snickers bars in them (Wikipedia offers a history lesson here). Regardless, they've always had a special place in my heart, even if they ARE chocolate-free!
As with most cookies I've made, I used these as some form of bribery at work. Cathy is our incredible prenatal secretary, who books my appointments, transcribes my letters, and generally makes sure that I have everything I need for my appointments (y'know, so it looks like I know what I'm doing when I see patients!) I asked her to do me a quick favour via email, to which she replied (much like my father), "No problemo. $20." I asked if I could pay her in cookies instead... apparently, that's the preferred currency in the office for favours. So, while thinking of a canine member of the department, I decided to Google my way to a new snickerdoodle recipe.
|Up close and personal with the sweet cinnamon coating that elevates these from a plain sugar cookie to something special.|
|I ALMOST forgot to take pictures of the finished product before bringing them to work.|
|Well this isn't snickerdoodle dough... looks like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Ice cream sandwiches AGAIN? Maybe not...|
|...but seriously, this looks more like ice cream than cookie dough. What gives?|
Hunting for new recipes to use to her advantage in the workplace (suggestions welcome!)