June 15, 2010

SNICKERDOODLEDOO ICE CREAM ~ I don't mean to be cocky, but this recipe's worth crowin' about

Apple Pie, Fourth of July, Mount Rushmore . . . Snickerdoodles?  Unlike Apple Pie, this American icon is one that we can truly claim as our own.  Around the turn of the century, the good folks of New England developed a peculiar penchant for giving whimsical and often silly names to their baked goods.  Snickerdoodles comes from a tradition of this ilk that includes Graham Jakes, Jolly Boys, Branble, Tangle Breeches, and Kinkawoodles.  Most would agree, it doesn't matter what you call 'em, these chewy little sugar cookies, rolled in cinnamon sugar -- by any other name they'd still be delicious! 

Did you know, however, that Snickerdoodle was the name of a tiny folk-tale hero from American folklore?  I didn't, until I did some research and found a great article HERE.  Turns out that this pint-sized pee-wee was delighting children, teaching sound moral lessons, and making his way via oral tradition throughout the American South and on West in his tiny peanut car! 

So, which came first?  The cookie or the peanut puttering folk-hero?  In honor of this Chicken v. Egg conundrum, and inspired by my new friends over at Southern Recipes, I give you SNICKERDOODLEDOO ICE CREAM

With the warm summer months upon us, and the grand ol' 4th of July just around the corner, why not celebrate a little American ingenuity with a batch of homemade vanilla ice cream, with just a hint of cinnamon and studded with snickerdoodle cookies?

Snickerdoodledoo Ice Cream


  1. Ooooh, Jen, I grew up with Snickerdoodle cookies. There's some in my mom's cookie jar right now!

    Hope you drop by tomorrow and link this up to Fab Finds for the Fourth. It's perfect for 4th of July!

  2. Jenn - shame on you for tempting me to eat such a sinful (but comfort) food!!!! It sounds amazing & can not wait to try it - I will let you know how it goes with a no-cook ice cream recipe I have tho because for some reason my palate can not tolerate cooked ones.
    xo MJ

  3. a snicker what? sounds bloody gorgeous.

  4. I LOVE snickerdoodles, and can't wait to try the ice cream!

    I stopped by from SITS, and I'm enjoying checking out your blog.


  5. that recipe sounds delicious!

  6. Oh Jenn...yummy! I am so afraid to start making ice cream again after the last ice cream making frenzy I thought I would never recover. Oh, who am I kidding...I have to try this!

  7. Thank you, Jenn, for linking up today! Hope you stop by next Thursday too.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. My favorite cookie plus my favorite treat??? Are you kidding me? What's not to love? Must try this!


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