Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

By on 10/01/2012 07:39:00 PM

October 1 is national homemade cookie day.  What a great reason to make some cookies with the kids this afternoon!  Not that we really needed an excuse!  Trying to figure out what kind of cookies to make?  Check out this yummy chocolate snickerdoodle recipe for cookies that taste just like hot chocolate with cinnamon.

Ingredients for Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies that Taste Like Hot Chocolate
1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/4 c. flour
1 /2 c. unsweetened cocoa
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions for Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies that Taste like Hot Chocolate
Preheat oven to prepare baking sheets.
  Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Blend moist ingredients.  Cream butter and sugar together until well blended.  Next add eggs and vanilla until completely incorporated.

Add dry ingredients.  Beat in the cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, flour, and cocoa.  Add a little extra flour if the dough is not stiff enough to roll into balls

Prepare cinnamon sugar mixture.  Add cinnamon and sugar to a small bowl or plate and mix until fullly blended. 

Roll cookies in cinnamon sugar and place on baking sheet.  Shape the cookie dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll each ball lightly in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.

Bake the cookies.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set well.  Do not overbake--the consistency will be a bit crunchy on the outside--but, chewy and cake-like on the inside.  Cool on a wire rack and serve--or eat warm if you just cannot wait!


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  1. yum!! they look and sound delicious!

  2. These sound delicious. I've never thought of chocolate with snickerdoodles. Very unique!

  3. Chocolate Snickerdoodles - what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe at Saturday Night Fever!