Snickerdoodles and Doggy Muffins

Posted on April 17, 2005 by Aun

In a very commendable display of domestic goddessdom, S, world’s coolest wife, spent part of this weekend baking goodies for both me and the always-greedy golden retrievers. Yesterday, for Sascha and Alix, she whipped up some delicious looking blueberry muffins. She made two dozen mini-muffins (pictured below, with the red muffin liners) and a half dozen big ones.

I decided to try a bit of one of the muffins myself—can’t let the dogs have them all to themselves, I figured. While they smelled great, they were a tad bland (for humans that is), and the berries, unfortunately, a tad too tart.

This morning, S wanted to sleep in a bit, so I fed the dogs. Instead of the usual dry dog food, I decided to give them a treat. I plated one of the big muffins with a small handful of the dog food and then added some scrambled eggs and toast soldiers.

Later today, since I was obviously a little jealous of the dogs, S whipped out the King Arthur Cookie Companion and asked me what kind of cookie I would like. We decided on sugar cookies, of which there’s a whole chapter. There were many yummy sounding recipes, but the one that caught my eye was Snickerdoodles. I’ve loved the word ever since I first heard it but, to be honest, never knew what a Snickerdoodle actually was. Of course, when I found out it was a kind of cookie, I was really eager to try one… only, I never got around to it. No one I knew made them and no cookie shop I ever went to had them.

So, when S offered to make them for me, I was ecstatic. Essentially, it’s a sugar cookie laced with cinnamon. Truly delicious. Especially with a cold glass of skim milk. Yum!

Thanks S! (That’s from me and the dogs.)

P.S. Interestingly enough, when we later consulted Nigella Lawson’s baking book, we noticed that a Snickerdoodle to her is something completely different. It’s more like a donut. Maybe it’s an American-British thing… the difference in definition, that is.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his bouncing baby boy!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Suebob April 26, 2005 at 7:49 pm

    I am American (Southern California) and snickerdoodles were a cookie here. My mother made them all the time. Another favorite was Ranger Cookies, which had flaky breakfast cereal in them.

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