What Is Snickerdoodle Flavor?

After that big first bite of a snickerdoodle cookie, you think, “Boy, this snickerdoodle’s delicious.” But then you think, “Wait, hold on a second…what is snickerdoodle flavor?” Tough to pinpoint, but terrifically easy to enjoy, snickerdoodle flavoring is what we’ll be discussing today! Mysteries will be solved, cases will be cracked, and cold glasses of milk will be much needed! Let’s snickerdoo-this! 

What is a snickerdoodle?

A snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with sugar, flour, fat, salt, cream of tartar for leavening, and topped off with a roll-around in some cinnamon sugar. They are characterized physically by the cracked surface, and can be enjoyed either soft or crispy, depending on the baker’s preference. The cream of tartar is an especially important ingredient, as it gives the snickerdoodle its unique texture that sets it apart from other, dare I say, lesser cookies. 

What flavor is snickerdoodle? What makes snickerdoodle flavor?

The snickerdoodle flavor is best described as a mix of vanilla and cinnamon with a singular tanginess thanks to the cream of tartar. Sounds weird but tastes delicious. 

Why are they called snickerdoodles?

Beside the fact that it’s just plain fun to say, some food historians attest that snickerdoodle comes from the German term “Schnecke Knödel,” which translates to “snail dumpling.” Or it could have originated in the Dutch word “snekrad,” which also refers to a small, snail-like shape. Either way, you’ll now have to think of a slimy gastropod the next time you enjoy a fresh batch of snickerdoodles. 

Are snickerdoodles sugar cookies? 

Even though snickerdoodles are sometimes referred to as “sugar cookies,” there is a stark difference between the two. Traditional sugar cookies are rolled in plain white sugar, whereas snickerdoodles are rolled in a mixture of white sugar and cinnamon. Also, snickerdoodles include cream of tartar for a particular texture and tanginess. Sugar cookies do not. 

After all that, I bet you’re baking up a batch of snickerdoodles right now. No? Then you’ve got far greater impulse control than we do! In fact, we’re instating a new protocol called “cookie dinner” from here on out, which is exactly what it sounds like. And so far, the only thing wrong with the “cookie dinner” initiative is that it leaves a big question mark as to what to serve for dessert!

About the Author

Joe Rumrill

Joe Rumrill is a fictional one-eyed spinach-loving sailor created in 1929 by E.C Se- Wait, no, that's not right... Joe Rumrill is a stand up comedian and writer currently based in Los Angeles. His favorite thing about food is a close tie between the taste and the nutrients one gets from it. His least favorite thing about it is the "gritty, dirt-like quality some food has", but he's most likely referring to the time in third grade he was dared to eat playground sand.

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