According to Wikipedia the name of this cookie could be German, Dutch or American but whatever the origins but this is a winning biscuit, almost cake like and oh so deliciously cinnamony spicy. Zara chose these to make and I'm so pleased she did.
Madeline has this love of putting cinnamon sugar on her toast as a treat every so often and of course as much as she tries I won't let her take sugar sandwiches to school, so this was the best cookie for the lunchbox! They didn't last long...
So you want the recipe?
Try this one - its from the trusty AWW book and is so easy.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup caster sugar
2 3/4 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon caster sugar (extra)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Beat butter, vanilla and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Transfer to large bowl.
Stir in sifted flour, soda and nutmeg, in two batches. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180deg C and line oven trays with baking paper.
Combine extra caster sugar and cinnamon in a small shallow bowl. Roll level tablespoons of the dough into balls; roll balls in cinnamon sugar. Place balls on tray about 7cm apart.
Bake for 12 mins.
And just for an extra sugar rush I tried sandwiching two snickerdoodles with some espresso buttercream. Result? Pretty naughty but pretty delish! Hehe.