Snickerdoodles recipe

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Snickerdoodles for Christmas


Granted, I tried the Snickerdoodle recipe because of the name of the cookies. Doesn't he make you laugh too? They also attracted me because of their origins. Because the recipe for the Snickerdoodle Cookies comes from the kitchens of the Mennonites and Amish. They therefore go well with our recipe collection from the Regional cuisines in the world.



Cookies from the Amish kitchens

The Amish now live mainly in the USA and Canada. One of their strongholds is Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. But there are also Amish towns in Ohio and Indiana in the USA. In Canada, there are Amish regions in Ontario, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island. The Amish are descendants of Mennonites who lived their faith even more strictly. These groups emerged in the course of the Reformation as a radical Reformation Anabaptist movement. As such, they were persecuted in Europe. Many of them emigrated to America from the end of the 17th century. There they still live according to their rules and forego the influences of our time. They reject electricity, cars and other modern achievements. To this day they speak a German that is reminiscent of their home in Switzerland and Alsace.


Snickerdoodle cookies are popular in North America

While snickerdoodle cookies are popular in America, they are hardly known in the rest of the world. There is debate about where the name comes from. Some say it comes from the German word for snail noodle, a Palatinate specialty. Others say it instead goes back to a tradition in New England, where cookies were often given whimsical names. The Oxford English Dictionary says that the name is made up of the word “Snicker”, which means something like “giggle”, and the word “Doodle”, which is a German loanword for a “simple fool”. You can therefore choose the most beautiful version.

I also find it exciting that the flavor of the snickerdoodles has now found its way into other recipes. Dunkin Donuts offers the Snickerdoodle Cookie Latte at Christmas time. Nestlé has brought a snickerdoodle flavored coffee cream to the American market. There are also ice creams that taste like Christmas cookies.


Bake snickerdoodles
Bake snickerdoodles


Snickerdoodle recipe

With this snickerdoodle recipe you can definitely easily bake the cookies yourself. The Amish prepare them with butter or oil, sugar and flour. Then you roll them in sugar. However, our recipe is a little more lavish.

Ingredients for approx. 30 Snickerdoodle cookies

  • 200 g weiche Butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 100 g of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • 400 g flour
  • a tablespoon of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 EL sugar
  • 4 tbsp cinnamon


Snickerdoodle on the baking sheet
Snickerdoodle on the baking sheet



Preheat the oven to 175 ° C and place baking paper on a baking sheet.

Mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add the eggs and the vanilla pulp and mix it.

Sift the flour and baking powder over it and add a pinch of salt. Then mix it into a smooth dough. Then put the dough in the fridge for a few hours so that you can process it better afterwards.

Now mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Then form the dough into balls the size of a walnut and toss them in the cinnamon sugar until they are thickly coated with it.

Then distribute the dough balls on the baking tray with enough space between them. However, the dough still spreads quite a bit when baking. Therefore, the distance should be large enough so that the cookies do not stick to each other.

Now bake them on the middle rack for about 9-10 minutes. Then let the snickerdoodle cookies cool on the tray or baking paper. Only then do you pack them in an airtight container.



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Snickerdoodles recipe

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn