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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This Post Has 42 Comments

  1. angela king

    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™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Then it is a marriage made in heaven!

  2. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

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

    1. bakedbree

      You are about to be a very happy girl Tara!

  3. Pam @ The Meltaways

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  4. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

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

    1. bakedbree

      You just cannot!

  5. sara

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      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.

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I’m looooving these!

    1. bakedbree

      katrina, you will swoon!

  7. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  8. Loretta E

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

    1. bakedbree

      I did! And it is fabulous!

  9. Rita Joy

    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!!:)

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome Rita! And hope the install went smoothly!

  10. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Yes they do! Hope you like these.

  11. Carlas Confections

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

  12. Janice

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

  13. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      You will love a chocolate version!

  14. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  15. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      Yes, it really does, doesn’t it?

  16. Lori @ RecipeGirl

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  17. Dawn

    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!

  18. Jenni

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

  19. Tara

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too. Snickerdoodles are my favorite.

  20. alyiah

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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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