Snickerdoodle Latte

Snickerdoodle Latte

Who doesn’t love a snickerdoodle cookie, especially a warm one right out of the oven? I admit, I have a weak spot for snickerdoodle cookies. I will make a batch for my family and I will always keep a few in a special spot, just for me. I know, that’s truly childish, but I don’t share very well. A snickerdoodle and a cup of my favorite espresso is one of my favorite combination when I am in need of a treat, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe.

This is a warm, inviting and comforting espresso drink that is easy to make. Besides your espresso machine, the only other piece of equipment that you may want to use would be the frothing attachment to your machine. I use a small drink frother that I picked up for about $12. Even easier is to use a jar with a lid. You will want to mix the milk, sugar and cinnamon together and have a little bit of froth.

Espresso Drink Frother

What The Heck Is A Snickerdoodle?

A snickerdoodle is a cookie rich in butter and rolled in sugar and cinnamon. No one is really sure where the name came from. Some claim it came from an old German word, schneckennudeln. I’m not sure about this as the word translates into snail dumpling. The Dutch have at times claimed the name and some New England bakers insist that the name came from a New England tradition of off-beat names for different foods. Whatever explanation is true, a snickerdoodle is a soft, chewy cookie that is sweet while having the spicy richness of cinnamon. Cream of tartar is traditionally used to give the cookies a bit of a tart taste and to make them chewy.

This great recipe incorporates the richness of the cinnamon with the sweetness of brown sugar and milk (or cream). By adding this mixture to a great espresso you are creating a wonderful balance of sweet, rich and strong flavors.  Want to double your pleasure?  Make these delicious oatmeal raisin cookies and enjoy?

Snickerdoodle Latte Ingredients

1 1/2 cups milk. I use whole milk, I really like the creamy texture. You can use any type of milk.

2 tablespoons light brown sugar.
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
1/2 cup strong espresso. You can substitute strong brewed coffee.
Cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on top.

Making A Snickerdoodle Latte

Instructions:

This is a very easy recipe. Start by making your favorite espresso.
Combine the milk, brown sugar and cinnamon in a jar. If you have a frother, give the mixture a good whipping. Otherwise, use a jar with a lid and shake these three ingredients together well.
Heat the milk mixture in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
Pour the espresso into a coffee cup.
Carefully pour the milk over the espresso using a spoon. Use the spoon to put the remaining froth on top of the drink.
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, then enjoy!



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