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

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