When you’ve been married to someone for 32 years you would think that you know that person. And that is exactly what I thought about my husband, Bill. That is until about a month ago. He goes to the restaurant Trattoria/Alpine Bakery to pick up our take-out order. While he is waiting they are handing out samples of snickerdoodles. He comes home raving about these snickerdoodles and how it reminded him of the ones his mother use to make. Then he tells me how much he loves these cookies – not necessarily the ones from Alpine but the snicker doodle cookie itself.
Now I realize this is not earth shattering news to any particular person, but 1. all this time I thought the chocolate chip cookie was his favorite 2. I do not for the life of me remember Mom making snickerdoodles 3. And because of the name I thought it was something made with a snickers candy bar. (And after a little research – come to find out there are no snickers candy bars in a snicker doodle.
Well, after finding out about this beloved cookie I had to try to make them. I was just hoping they would turn out as good as Mom’s (and I still can’t remember her making these cookies). I found several recipes and put them together. And want to warn you not that these cookies are simple, but they are very good, and very addictive. Trust me you can’t eat just one. (You have been duly warned!)
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