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[Cookie Elf File #198] Snickerdoodles: Fun and All-American Sugar Cookie Variation
July 04, 2017
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Celebrate America’s birthday (July 4) and National Sugar Cookie Day (July 9) with Snickerdoodles, an All-American variation of the simple sugar cookie. Enjoy!

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Feature: Snickerdoodles: Fun and Easy Sugar Cookie Variation

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Snickerdoodles are the ultimate “comfort food cookie” –a variation of the classic sugar cookie recipe.

The difference is what you roll them in. Traditional sugar cookies are rolled in granulated sugar. Snickerdoodles are rolled in cinnamon sugar.

The origin of the name “snickerdoodle” is a bit of a mystery, with at least four explanations. A favorite: an early New England tradition of naming cookies with whimsical names gave rise to the title “Snickerdoodle.”

Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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