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Chocolate Snickerdoodles [Week 3 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies]

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.

As always, thank you Brenda for hosting our blog hop. Take a look around and see what they other bloggers have created. It is the highlight of my week.

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

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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.



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  1. angela king

    October 11th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    these look amazing! i just recently found my love for the snickerdoodle but my love for chocolate has been around for a long time! looking forward to making these. πŸ™‚

  2. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Then it is a marriage made in heaven!

  3. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Mm, I love snickerdoodles–and pairing them with a chocolate base sounds even better!

  4. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    You are about to be a very happy girl Tara!

  5. Pam @ The Meltaways

    October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    These look delicious! I can’t believe it never crossed my mind to add chocolate – brilliant!

  6. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Me either! I saw it in the cookbook, slammed it shut and went into the kitchen!

  7. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    October 11th, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Snicker doodles are a favorite of mine too. How can you go wrong with chocolate involved? Love them!!

  8. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    You just cannot!

  9. sara

    October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Thank you for your yearly 12 weeks of Christmas cookies. I always make at least one of your cookies each Christmas. I think I may have found it today! I told myself I wasn’t going to make more than one type of cookies this year since last year I ended up eating more than my share and many went uneaten. Don’t people eat Christmas cookies anymore? I am bookmarking this one for sure! Thanks again Bree!

  10. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    How sweet Sarah! I just love to make cookies at Christmas. I give them to everyone. I even leave treat bags in my mailbox for the mail man.

  11. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    October 11th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I’m looooving these!

  12. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    katrina, you will swoon!

  13. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    October 11th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    These look great! I love the crinkly sugar on top. It reminds me of Christmas already πŸ™‚

  14. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    The crust is the best part. And can you believe that it is just around the corner?

  15. Loretta E

    October 11th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I love snickerdoodles too! And chocolate! Why not combine them? They really look incredible…

  16. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I did! And it is fabulous!

  17. Rita Joy

    October 11th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Hi Bree, I’m discovering your beautiful blog today after searching the world over to figure out how to install the Comment Luv plug-in on my blog! Your name is in a list of comment-luv users (on a Thesis theme site). Anyway, I’m absolutely thrilled to discover you. Your blog is beautiful…and so is your food!! I’ll be back!!:)

  18. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Welcome Rita! And hope the install went smoothly!

  19. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

    October 11th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I’m not a fan of traditional snickeroodles, for some reason. They just taste a little bland to me. But these, I can get on board with these! They spice up the snickerdoodle!

  20. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Yes they do! Hope you like these.

  21. Carlas Confections

    October 11th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Too fun! I love this variation of the snickerdoodle! Such beautiful pictures! I really love that marble slab you have πŸ™‚

  22. Janice

    October 11th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    These look yummy! About how many cookies does this make?

  23. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    October 12th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Snickerdoodles are an old family favorite in our house, but I have never tried chocolate ones! I love the crinkles. I may just have to try this recipe!

  24. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    You will love a chocolate version!

  25. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    October 13th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I never had or made a snickerdoodle. I love the cinnamon sugar. This is a wonderful recipe! Love the pics!

  26. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    You are missing out!!! Make yourself a batch STAT!

  27. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    October 13th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I had never even heard of snickerdoodles until this year. I made them and they were such a hit. I bet yours would be even better – chocolate makes every thing better.

  28. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Yes, it really does, doesn’t it?

  29. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    October 14th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie too! I’d love to try a chocolate version πŸ™‚

  30. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Me too! Love Snickerdoodle anything. These were all they were hyped up to be. πŸ™‚

  31. Dawn

    October 15th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Snickerdoodles are my husband’s favorite cookie too but I always prefer chocolate-this might just be the perfect cookie for us! So happy to be baking with you!

  32. Jenni

    October 16th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    These look so delicious!!! I am definitely adding these to my christmas cookie platter! πŸ™‚

  33. Tara

    December 12th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I made these today for a cookie drive and they turned out great. Snickerdoodles are my favorite and I had never thought of a chocolate version until I saw your recipe!

  34. bakedbree

    December 16th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Me too. Snickerdoodles are my favorite.

  35. alyiah

    June 21st, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I’ll do it to my family today, and I hope they like it $$

  36. Dev M

    December 6th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    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

  37. bakedbree

    December 7th, 2015 at 10:56 pm

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

  38. Shelley

    June 26th, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    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

  39. bakedbree

    July 8th, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Agreed! I got the canisters at The Container Store.

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