Well, there must have been some snickering involved. Perhaps some doodling.Not as confused with snickerdoodle as the word thimble.
good point. But how do snickering and doodling become a cookie? Thimble.hm...I got nothing on thimble.
Yooth thee, there wath thith man with a horrible lithp. He watched hith thweet wife thewing a quilt. thee continually poked her thinger with the tharp end of her thewing needle. He invented a wonderful little cap that protected her thumb and thinger. And called it his thimble.
Now snickerdoodle:Crumby Yummy GoodnessCinnamon Sugar Tartar wonderHow I love thee in milk.
Someone doodled on a snicker?
Ha ha DJ, on the thimble. I think it should have been thumble. Never one to leave a question unanswered: The origins of the snickerdoodle are shrouded in mystery. On the surface, the snickerdoodle is a very basic cookie, and therefore one that could easily have been invented numerous times in kitchens all over the world. The Joy of Cooking attributes the cookie to Germany, suggesting that the name is a corruption of the German word schneckennudeln, a type of cinnamon dusted sweet roll. The cookie may also be of Dutch origin, with its name being a contraction of Saint Nicholas. It is also possible that the cookie is a relative of the British-inspired Christmas cakes and cookies common on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
Sorry, forgot the attribution - wisegeek.com
wow. Linda thanksfor the history. I had no idea.
Love the "Joy of Cooking" reference. :)