Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I've always been a Snickerdoodle fan and have always been one to choose it over any other cookie. I even like it more than I do an oatmeal cookie! I mean, whats not to love about these cookies? Their basically sugar cookies coated in cinnamon sugar. How could you not like that?

Not to long ago, I was just sitting around, thinking. And then a thought came to mind; "Wonder what a Snickerdoodle would taste like with a little bit of cocoa...". And thats basically how I came about to trying this out.

What I did was, when I was combine the flour into the bowl, I would take 2 tablespoons of flour out, and add 2 tablespoons of cocoa. It's really simple, not hard at all. And you'll defiantly like the results of the cookies. The cookies had a sort of cake-like texture. And were to love. You'll defiantly fall in love with these cookies and think of Snickerdoodles in a whole new way.

A little tip for this recipe. With the nutmeg, be very careful! Do not add anymore than 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg! Anymore than that, and it will overpower.


1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar + 2 tbsp. for rolling
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

2. Combine flour, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. Beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients until smooth.

4. In a small bowl or plate, mix together cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar. With a tablespoon, roll dough into balls, then roll in cinnamon mixture. Place on baking sheet.

5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for one minute, then cool completely on cooling rack.

For Chocodoodles: Replace 2 tbsps. of flour with with cocoa.

Makes about 32 cookies


Anonymous said...

ooh these sound lovely!
adding chocolate is always a good idea in my book!

RecipeGirl said...

Yummy. I LOVE snickerdoodles. Did you happen to see my recent post on SUPERDOODLES? You might like those too!

Jennifer said...

These are good. This is from Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess. I made them during the holidays last year.

Kevin said...

Chocolate snickerdoodles sound good. I also like the sound of the cake-like texture.

Ryley said...

Yummmm!! Why don't more people think of things like this??
I'll definitly have to try it next time I'm having a killer Snickerdoodle craving!!!

VeggieGirl said...

yet another smashingly good cookie variety, Tarah - who knew that the snickerdoodle could be made even MORE delicious!! yum!!

Mansi Desai said...

These look so good! I saw the recipe in nigella's book...and now you've inspired me to try them:)

Big Boys Oven said...

I well eat them straight away! too lovely to be kept! lol!

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