Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Cooky Book: Snickerdoodles

The Recipe: Snickerdoodles from Betty Crocker's The Cooky Book

The Verdict: Thank the fates for Mrs. Ronald Anfinson of Benson, Minnesota, the creator of this, the original recipe for snickerdoodles. This is the true snickerdoodle recipe and there have obviously been many variations and riffs on it since Mrs. Anfinson was on the scene. I googled Mrs. Anifson and couldn't even find so much as her first name. All that comes up is this recipe, attributed to her genius.

I'm not sure what makes snickerdoodles so awesome, but awesome they are. They aren't a fancy cookie, just a crackly little morsel with a cinnamon coating, but they are quite magical. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, they are a classic. Classic.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Elizabeth. Her name was Pat Anfinson. She was my aunt and worked for the Betty Crocker test kitchens right out of college in the 50's. The recipe was an old family Pennsylvania Dutch recipe from my Grandma's side of the family. My aunt passed away yesterday at 89. Enjoy those Snickerdoodles!