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[Cookie Elf File #416] Snickerdoodles: Easy All-American Sugar Cookie Variation
July 06, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to make baking cookies easy and fun for your family.

Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day (July 9) with Snickerdoodles, an All-American variation of the simple sugar cookie. Enjoy!

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Feature: Snickerdoodles - Easy All-American 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

Get the full recipe for Snickerdoodles…plus check out more sugar cookie variations on our Pinterest board.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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