According to wordreference, the meaning of this word would be little laugh drawing, or laugh little drawing… So they would be kinda little eatable smiley faces.

Smiley faces had my colleagues when I brought a big batch to the office. Delicious 🙂



Enough for 24 of these funny-named cookies.


Funniest thing about it is that my hand-held mixer broke after the second batch… so if you have a KitchenAid, use it… (in favour of the cookies I will say the poor machine had been highly overworked in the past).

For the cookie dough

  • 225 g softened butter
  • 350 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 430 g flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

For the coating

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp  cinnamon

Preheat oven to 160 °C fan and place a lined baking tray on the fridge to cool. Beat the softened butter until creamy, then beat in the sugar and finally the eggs and vanilla. Combine and sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture and chill the dough for 15 minutes. Make little balls of dough and coat them in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place the balls on the baking tray and in the oven for 10 minutes. Remember to remove them from the pan immediately!

Your kitchen will smell of cinnamony amazingness.



It is important to leave some space among the cookies when in the oven, unless you are very fond of shamrocks…

Snickerdoodle shamrock



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