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snickerdoodle

noun

a type of sugar cookie made with cream of tartar and rolled in cinnamon sugar

Examples

The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word for "snail dumpling."

Word Origin

1889

snickerdoodle

noun

a type of cookie with a characteristic cracked surface, usu. rolled in sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg before baking

Examples

This Snickerdoodles recipe is scribbled on a stained, yellowed piece of paper and was copied from who knows where.

Word Origin

by 1889

Usage Note

cooking

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