Clementine Orange Snickerdoodles

by Kathy Strahs on February 14, 2012 · 12 comments

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Over the past few years there’s been a little sleeper of a cookie trend among the food blogs. It hasn’t come through in huge waves, like macarons or hasselback potatoes. Just an isolated post here and there…but over time it’s nearly evolved into a movement.

Food bloggers have been tinkering with snickerdoodles.

Snickerdoodles – the after school cookie jar favorite that I, until recently, only knew in its classic form: rolled in cinnamon sugar. Well, the realm of snickerdoodles has expanded greatly. Check out some of the incredible flavor variations people have come up with:

Someone needs to open an all-snickerdoodle bakery stat!

If a flavor tastes great with cinnamon and sugar, it’ll probably taste great in snickerdoodles. That’s the guiding thought I had in my head as I gazed at the big bowl of clementine oranges on my kitchen island. The next thing I knew, golden hued, citrus-scented Clementine Orange Snickerdoodles were emerging from the oven. Adding clementine zest and juice to the classic recipe I shared on the blog a while back gave the cookies just enough of a flavor twist to be complementary and interesting, not overpowering. Now to give some of these other variations a spin…

Clementine Snickerdoodles



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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 15, 2012 at 12:48 AM

What a nice twist on an old cookie favorite!
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ALison @ Ingredients, inc. February 15, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Omg love the sound of this!
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Amy February 15, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie….I love them so much, I’ve converted them to a pie, muffins, pancakes… cinnamon and sugar. Sigh. Love your variation here, and I’ve also got my eye on the Chai, lemon, and spiced rum.
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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel February 15, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Dying to try these since snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies.
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Colleen February 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM

My mom’s sugar cookies have orange zest in them– they are tastier than many that I’ve tried. (I think it’s actually an old Better Homes & Gardens recipe.)

So this seems like a naturally delicious combination– yum.

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Amanda February 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Gorgeous cookies, Kathy! What fun flavor combos, I could definitely get in on this snickerdoodle craze :)
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Carolyn February 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Snickerdoodles are popular, that is true. And I love your little flavour variation on them here.

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naomi February 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Wow- I love how creative this snickerdoodle is. I can’t wait to try it, Kathy!
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Mike February 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I remember my first snickerdoodle – it was after college, and my roommate’s mom sent him back to our apartment with some wonderful, chewy, delicious snickerdoodles. Changed my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mrs. Nudelman!

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Kalyn February 15, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Oh my, delish!
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MK March 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

I baked these to the recipe and they all went flat :(
Tasted delicious, though! :)

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Kathy Strahs March 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I’m sorry to hear they went flat on you! Sometimes that can happen if the leavening (in this case, baking soda) is past its prime. I’m glad they at least tasted good. :-)

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