Snickerdoodles are delicious sugar-like cookies rolled in cinnamon and sugar. They usually have a little bit of cream of tartar in them which balances nicely with the cinnamon. I use baking powder and therefore did not use cream of tarter because it is usually added to react with baking soda. Using baking powder is like baking soda and cream of tartar in one! However, for a true Snickerdoodle, you should add a tsp of cream of tartar 🙂 I also like soft chewy cookies, but Snickerdoodles can be crisp too.
So Snickerdoodles you say? What kind of a name is that? I did some snooping around and thanks to Wikipedia, I have a possible answer! Snickerdoodles are most likely German and the name perhaps comes from a mispronunciation of Schneckennudeln, or cinnamon-dusted sweet rolls called “snail dumplings.” The German word Schnecke means a snail-like shape. Well there’s some fun trivia…but on to the recipe!