The snickerdoodle cookie is most commonly thought to have originated in Germany, and its name is derived from the German word "schneckennudeln," which means "snail dumpling." A schneckennudeln is a German cookie that is crunchy and sprinkled with cinnamon.Know More
Another popular theory surrounding the origin of the snickerdoodle cookie is that it is named after "Snickerdoodle the Superhero," a folk hero who appeared in a variety of storybooks. The mystery as to whether the character was named after the cookie or the cookie was named after the character has yet to be solved.
Snickerdoodle cookies are made with eggs, butter, sugar, cream of tartar and flour. Prior to baking, the snickerdoodle dough is rolled in cinnamon sugar. Snickerdoodles are typically baked until crispy, but they can be baked at lower heat for a softer cookie.
Snickerdoodles are also commonly referred to as sugar cookies, but there are slight differences between the two. Snickerdoodles are sprinkled with cinnamon and are thick with a crunchy texture, while sugar cookies are sprinkled with white sugar and are typically thin and soft in texture. The cinnamon in the snickerdoodle is balanced with cream of tartar, resulting in a flavor that is both sweet and spicy.Learn more about Sweets
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The name flapjacks originated in the 1600s in England. The "flap" part of flapjack dates back to the 1300s when "flap" was used in place of "to flip."Full Answer >
The English word "gold" comes from an Anglo-Saxon word "gohl," thought to mean "yellow, green or shiny." The chemical symbol for gold is Au, comes from its Latin name "aurum." Human discovery and use of gold dates to prehistoric times. It is one of the few elements occurring in nature in its pure state.Full Answer >
The name for the element iron comes from the same Anglo-Saxon word, iron or iren, although it is thought that this word comes from the earlier Celtic word îsarno. Some scholars suggest that this Celtic word comes from an even older Indo-European word for metal, ayos or ayes.Full Answer >