From Gramma Hoover's Recipes:
Snickerdoodles are comfort food. They really make you feel better about life when you have them fresh with a cup of hot tea in winter or a glass of cold milk in summer. They were a favorite of Gramma's and I'm sure she made them many, many times. Judging by whom she got the recipe from, I'd venture to guess that they were a part of the Hoover home for a long time. Mrs. Robitschek was a fellow missionary in East Africa.