Snickerdoodle Sandwiches


by Jul 29th, 2010 // Desserts, Kid-tastic, Recipes

Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

When my mom suggested we make snickerdoodle cookies my kid started laughing like a maniac. He thought the name was sooooooo funny. He’s sort of right, it is a super silly name. So silly that I decided to do a little research on the origin. More about that later. In the meantime, this is the perfect kid recipe because it involves the electric mixer, making the cookies into balls AND rolling them in cinnamon sugar. Of course, my kid tried to “accidentally” knock as much cinnamon sugar off the plate as possible so that he claim it for his mouth!

I know you are just dying to hear the origin of the name snickerdoodle. Well, I found the following on Wikipedia. “The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudeln, which means snail noodles.” I have no idea how this relates to these cookies. They look nothing like snails and nothing like noodles. Right? Oh, and for the record, I do know that Wikipedia is not a “real” reference source. My mom – the history teacher – would fail me for using it. Now for the snail noodle recipe…

Snickerdoodle Sandwiches Recipe
(Recipe adapted from AllRecipes)

Prep Time: 1 hour (largely unattended) Cooking Time: 8 to 10 mins

2 sticks of butter (softened)
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tatar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
strawberry or vanilla ice cream

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda. Set aside. Cream the butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and continue to mix. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to blend the wet and dry ingredients together. Place dough in the fridge for 30 to 45 minutes. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon together and spread out on a plate for rolling. Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats. Remove dough from fridge and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough into the size of a walnut. Roll the cookie dough into the cinnamon sugar mixture until coated and place on cookie sheet at least an inch and a half apart. Use the bottom of glass to gently press down on each ball and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Let cool. Lay out cookies bottom side up and place scoops ice cream on half of the cookies. Place the other cookies on top of the ice cream to form a sandwich and serve immediately or store in the freezer on a cookie sheet until ready to serve. Makes approximately 24 cookies / 12 sandwiches.

Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

Snickerdoodle Sandwich!

9 Comments on “Snickerdoodle Sandwiches”

  1. 1.) Dana
    July 30th, 2010

    Those look better than any snails or noodles I've ever seen! I made the mistake of showing my four year old the picture without having any of the ingredients in the house to recreate them. Guess I'm going to the grocery store today!

  2. 2.) Pink
    July 30th, 2010

    I think these look great!!!! what a fun thing to do with children. Looks like a great dessert for kids and adults. I going to make some whis weekend.
    Thanks so much.

  3. 3.) anne
    July 30th, 2010

    nevermind the recipe. can i eat the kid? that face KILLS me.

  4. 4.) Carolyn Jung
    July 30th, 2010

    Snail noodles? That's so weird. But kinda fun. Makes me even more curious about the name now.

  5. 5.) Kelly-AtMySink
    July 31st, 2010

    What a neat idea! I can't wait to make these with my little one.

  6. 6.) CookingWithMyKid
    August 3rd, 2010

    Let us know how it comes out!

  7. 7.) CookingWithMyKid
    August 3rd, 2010

    Hope they turned out great.

  8. 8.) Kali Garofoli
    August 18th, 2010

    We just made these today and I loved loved loved them for my 5 year old! His favorite part was squishing the dough down with the glass. Keep up the good recipes.

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