June 27, 2011

pickerboodles, knickerpoodles, flickertoodles

Snickerdoodles is a really random and fun name for a cookie, am I right? I love it--I think it embodies the whole plain-sugar-cookie-smothered-in-cinnamon-sugar thing.


Speaking of random and fun, have you ever heard of Demetri Martin? It wouldn't surprise me if you haven't; his work is a little obscure. I'm so glad I discovered him, though, as his oh-so-intelligent sense of humor is right up my alley (or down my road)(or across my street)(or in my cul-de-sac). Just to give you a taste (of Demetri's humor, not of my snickerdoodles--sorry!), here are a couple of his reverse-pick-up lines (also known as breakup lines):

*Are you doing push-ups with your knees down? Because I'm not sure if this is working out.
*Are you being followed? Because I've been seeing people behind your back.
*Hey, is there a new critically acclaimed movie called 'Other People'? Because that’s what I want to see.



He just makes me snicker. Correction: He just makes me snickerdoodle.

Knickerpoodles
(from Joy of Cooking)

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Put the rack in the upper third of the oven. Preheat to 350°F.
Mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Beat together the butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar until well combined. Add the eggs and beat. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until smooth. Roll the batter into 1 1/4 inch balls with your hands. Roll the balls in a mixture of the remaining sugar and cinnamon and place about 3 inches apart on the pan. Bake for 8-11 minutes, until light golden brown on the edges.

57 comments:

jose manuel said...

No conocía esta preparación, que deliciosa se ve.

Saludos

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a speciality I love! Your snickerdoodles look fantastic.

Cheers,

Rosa

cupcakegirl said...

Ive always loved the name snickerdoodles and mean to bake them just for this reason

Sabrina said...

your post had me cracking up! wonderful cookies!

bellini said...

Many years ago I made Snickerddoles and didn't see what the hype was all about, and then I tried a friends delicious recipe and now know!!!!!!

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

I love Mr. Martin! I also love cookies. And as a New Englander, I'd never reject a snickerdoodle. ;)

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

I love Mr. Martin! I also love cookies. And as a New Englander, I'd never reject a snickerdoodle. ;)

Barbara said...

Love the knees down line...made me smile ......errrrrr snicker this morning.
Just can't beat a snickerdoodle any time, they make me smile too.

peachkins said...

I've tried a lot of cookies but not snickerdoodles!

Lucie said...

Hahaha! Love the "other people" line! Snicker(doodle)s make me think of being in the US--love them!

Hungry Dog said...

Mm, I love a good knickerpoodle! And, I happen to also like Demetri Martin!

Erica said...

My mother in law makes the best snickerdoodles, but your sound and look delicious!

Cheryl said...

Those are beautiful, I have only made them once and they did not look sinfully delish like these!

The Blonde Duck said...

My new favorite word is flickertoodle.

kat said...

Love love love snickerdoodles

Sarah M. said...

Oh, good gosh! I wasn't hungry until I saw these pictures. They look sinfully delicious (as snickerdoodles should be).

Faith said...

It has been far too long since I've made Snickerdoodles! I need to ASAP. Love the idea of reverse pick-up lines, lol!

Mimi said...

You always leave me laughing.
Mimi

Helene said...

What a nice treat :)

kellypea said...

Hey look! I'm not the last commenter!!! Okay, I have to check out Martin. Never heard of him (which is not saying much). Tickersnoodles sound/look pretty darn tasty.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Yes but even with the silly name I love these cookies to death! LOL at especially the second reverse pickup line. Ouch...

Gloria said...

OMG! These look delicious Grace!! gloria

scrambledhenfruit said...

Love the cookies- made me snicker(doodle.) :)

vanillasugar said...

now i want snickerdoodle ice cream with chunks of snickerdoodle cookie.

Lori said...

Yes and I want a snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich. Wouldnt that be good!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe the name snicker doodles reminds me of bored kids at school snickering at the teacher and doodling on paper! :P

Emily Malloy said...

lickerschnoodles ;)

These are beauteous.

Lynda said...

Nothings better than a Snickerdoodle, or Knickerpoodle! How can anything rolled in cinnamon not be good, I ask. Yours are perfect looking Grace.

Sharon Graves said...

Our fav family cookie...and a very funny post!

keshafaye said...

These look so yummy! Your blog makes me smile! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Check my blog for details...

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh my gosh, I used to make snickerdoodles when the children were little. Haven't made them in years. Your post sure brought back lots of pleasant memories.

Marjie said...

I made snickerdoodle ice cream to go with these cookies once. It was fun.

CC11 said...

Hahah - thanks for the unexpected laugh!

shaz said...

You know Grace, I've never, ever had a snickerdoodle (although I have heard of them). Must bake these ASAP. Btw, your post made me snicker :)

sweetlife said...

oh your post always make me smile, love snickerdoodles...yum

sweetlife

Lisa-Marie said...

I have never had a snickerdoodle. I love cinnamon. THESE TWO FACTS ARE MAKING ME SAD. Your recipe is making me happy though :)

And I'm away to find our more about Demetri Martin..

lisa is cooking said...

I first saw Demetri on The Daily Show. He's so great. I think he'd like knickerpoodles too. That cinnamon sugar coating is impossible to resist!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Wednesday!

the southern hostess said...

I'm a total sucker for snickerdoodles. Yum!

foodhoe said...

that dusting of sugary cinnamon on the buttery cookie is just bewitching... now how exactly did this cookie get its name?

Rosita Vargas said...

A real treat is very cute, very interesting I want to prepare hugs.

Kerstin said...

You always come up with the best names! Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites - yum!

Lisa said...

Snickerdoodles are the best! Thanks for sharing the laughs...

Kate Morgan Jackson said...

LOVE snickerdoodles and I'm always looking for another good recipe for them, so thanks! xo and happy 4th. :)

jillian said...

These look great- they are always a must on our Christmas table. Love the Demetri Martin quips. :)

Jeanne said...

OMG I SO prefer knickerpoodles to snickerdoodles! I hereby decree that this shall be their new name LOL!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh goodness, I've never baked Snickerdoodles. Bad, bad, bad, me. Yours look all cinnamony and delicious, Grace.

Thanks for sharing...

Lisa said...

I think those are some of the prettiest snickerdoodles I've ever seen!Hysterical write up, and I love what you'd put on your shirts if you win :)

Virtually Everything Sweet said...

One of my favorite cookies. Looks delightful!

Donna-FFW said...

GMTA.. just posted a snickerdoodle recipe with toffee.. Nothing like a good snickerdoodle. Almost sounds like it could be a "frisky" saying.. haha

Joanne said...

I love the word snickerdoodle. I feel like it can take on so many meanings...it can be a verb, a noun, an adjective....who knows! And as a cookie, it is quite delicious!

Anonymous said...

Love Snickerdoodles and love your site. Thanks so very much.

Jaime said...

those look so soft and cinnamony :)

Deborah said...

You are too funny! And these cookies are some of my favorites. Yum!

Catherine said...

Love the name Snickerdoodle, although I was half expecting to see a snickers bar stuffed in those cookies somewhere! :p

They look beautiful :)

Foodycat said...

I've been meaning to make snickerdoodles for ages. I must get around to it!

Carolyn Jung said...

There's a reason these are classics that never go out of style -- they just taste so darn good and bring you back to your childhood each and every time you bite into one.