Chocolate Snickerdoodles


chocolate snickerdoodle recipeSnickerdoodles are my favorite cookie. Will’s too. I was given a review copy of Piece of Cake (which is a great book by the way) and when I was flipping through, I discovered that there was a chocolate version of my favorite cookie! Happiness all around. These make my Snickerdoodle just a little more sophisticated than the vanilla version. The outside is crispy and the inside is tender and chewy. These will be making more appearances at my house for sure. Everyone loved them.

These cookies are easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for the butter to soften. These cookies would be great for a cookie swap or to give as a gift. They are fairly sturdy, so they would package and mail well. I like to send Christmas treats to friends and family, so I am always trying to think of things that will ship well.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipe2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
cinnamon sugar (3 tablespoons sugar plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon)

chocolate snickerdoodle recipeCombine the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipeCream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipeAdd eggs and vanilla.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipeAdd dry ingredients. Mix until combined.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipeRoll dough into balls. Mix together cinnamon and sugar and roll into the sugar mixture. Drop the balls onto two parchment lined baking sheets.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipePress the cookies with the bottom of a glass to flatten slightly.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipeBake in a 400 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipeCool cookies on a rack.

chocolate snickerdoodle recipeThe cookies will be crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

chocolate snickerdoodle cookie recipe

Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Yield: 2 to 3 dozen

Chocolate Snickerdoodles - a chocolate version of the classic snickerdoodle cookie. Chocolate and cinnamon were meant to be friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cinnamon sugar (3 tablespoons sugar plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon)

Instructions

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
  2. Roll dough into balls. Mix together cinnamon and sugar and roll into the sugar mixture. Drop the balls onto two parchment lined baking sheets. Press the cookies with the bottom of a glass to flatten slightly. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Cool cookies on a rack.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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  1. Dev M

    Oh. My. God. These are AMAZING! Mine came out with a crunchiness around the outside and a nice and soft, moist, cake-like inside. These will be made again!

    Dev

    1. bakedbree

      So glad! I haven’t made these in a long time. I need to do it soon.

  2. Shelley

    I love this recipe! I’ve seen some where the cream of tartar is left out, but that’s what makes Snickerdoodles so delicious for me. And I love your flour and sugar canisters – clear and air tight. Where did you find them?

    Thank you so much,
    Shelley

    1. bakedbree

      Agreed! I got the canisters at The Container Store.

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