It's interesting that when I googled "who invented the Snickerdoodle cookie" the most common answer is that, perhaps, the name snickerdoodle is a hybrid of the German word schneckennudeln, a type of cinnamon dusted sweet roll. Who knew? I thought the recipe came from Betty Crocker, because I have always made that version-- which has a combination of butter and shortening. It's a great recipe, and a true classic.
There's a twist in this recipe, though. It starts with a Joy Wilson's cookbook "Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes". Joy is a food blogger, who has become very successful. She's a great writer and, of course, a great baker. I bought this cookbook, when I first read that it was being released, and it's a good one. Great photos, fun to read, and great recipes. There are two things that Joy changed in this iconic recipe-- she uses all butter and adds vanilla bean to the dough.
A printable recipe card is at the end of this post.