Cookie Recipe – Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Chocolate Snickerdoodles, cookie recipe

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As per usual the hubby needed a treat for a meeting. He told me cookies would probably be best so I went to my cookbooks but nothing really struck me. Then I started thinking about my favorite cookies but I didn’t have any chocolate chips on hand so I thought of another favorite – snickerdoodles. I made a batch of  the traditional cinnamon flavor and then I thought about adding some cocoa to the batter. That is how I came up with chocolate snickerdoodles. I mean it makes sense – chocolate and cinnamon go very well together.

Chocolate Snickerdoodles, cookie recipe

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Chocolate Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe

Makes 72 small cookies

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar in the raw (or granulated sugar)
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 TBS cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°
Whisk together in a bowl the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside
Cream butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
Add the vanilla.
Add the flour mixture and stir on low just until combined.
In a small bowl mix the sugar in the raw and the cinnamon.
Using a small scoop drop the dough into the sugar mixture and roll it around.

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Chocolate Snickerdoodles, cookie recipe
Place the dough balls on a greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment or silicone mats.
Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes then switch racks and bake for another 8 minutes.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

How Were the Chocolate Snickerdoodles?

Chocolate Snickerdoodles, cookie recipe

These will hold well if stored in an airtight container. Although around here they didn’t last long enough to need storing. Chocolate and cinnamon is a classic flavor combination and this was a lovely little cookie. Crunchy on the outside and just a little bit chewy in the center.

Chocolate Snickerdoodles, cookie recipe

The vanilla helped to bring out the flavor of the chocolate and sugar in the raw added a nice it of texture. This adaptation to a classic cookie recipe will now be a permanent part of my treat rotation with Cornmeal Orange Cookies and Chewy Molasses Crinkles

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