A soft cookie that is made with flour, butter, sugar, and eggs and is rolled in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before baking.
[Probably alteration of German Schneckennudel, cinnamon roll : Schnecke, snail (in reference to its coiled strips of dough) (from Middle High German snecke, snegge, from Old High German sneggo, sleggo; akin to Old English snægl, snail) + Nudel, noodle; see NOODLE1.]
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