Straw's' StoryIT WAS MY GRANDDAUGHTER JULIA'S 7th BIRTHDAY 'TODAY' ON 9-7-2011..WHEN WE WENT DOWN FOR THE NEW GRANDBABY TO BE BORN WE STOPPED BY MY DAUGHTER'S HOUSE TO TAKE GIFTS, "SNICKERDOODLE MUFFINS AND COOKIES" TO THEM FOR THE B-DAY.
A bit of history on the Snickerdoodle Cookie:
"This sweet little cookie with the whimsical name originated in 19th-century New England and has become an American classic. In this recipe, cake mix provides convenience to the traditional version, but the method of rolling the dough in sugar and cinnamon before baking has been kept".
THIS RECIPE WAS IN MY EMAIL BOX AND SINCE WE ALL LIKE "QUICK AN EASY" COOKIES TO MAKE FOR THE HOLIDAY'S COMMING UP, I WANTED TO SHARE IT....from BETTY CROCKER
(also photo of cookies from B.C.)
SHE SAID, "TO BE SURE TO SHAR IT WITH OTHERS"
betty crocker® supermoist® white cake mix
butter or margarine, melted (add a little at a time)
sugar (i use a little more)
ground cinnamon (i use a little more)
1Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets).
Mix cake mix, butter and egg in large bowl with spoon until dough forms (some dry mix will remain).
TIP: be sure to add butter a little at a time so dough doesn't get too sticky to handle.
2Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
TIP: for Super Snickerdoodles, shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place them 3 inches apart on the cookie sheet; bake 12 to 14 minutes. You’ll get about 26 large cookies (regular size yields about 30, even smaller you get about 36).
3Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
Remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks.
TIP: also, French vanilla cake mix is a great stand-in for the white cake mix.
Serving (1 Cookie)Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 25), Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 95mg; Total Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 5g),
Protein 0g; Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 0.00%;
Vitamin C 0.00%; Calcium 2.00%; Iron 0.00%; Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2; *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
5TIP: add a little bit of cream of tartar to give them a more authentic snickerdoodle flavor.
6...a bit of history on Snickerdoodle Cookies.
WIKI..The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudeln (lit. "snail noodles"), a kind of pastry. A different author suggests that the word "snicker" comes from the Dutch word snekrad, or the German word Schnecke, which both describe a snail shape. Yet another hypothesis suggests that the name has no particular meaning or purpose  and is simply a whimsically named cookie that originated from a New England tradition of fanciful cookie names