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Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Chocolate Snickerdoodles
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Yield: 4 dozen cookies

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  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees . In a large bowl, combine the sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs and blend well. Add flour, cocoa, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, and mix well. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until set, about 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheets and cool.
Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002

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5 Responses to Chocolate Snickerdoodles

  1. Anonymous October 9, 2003 at 1:43 am #

    I love snickerdoodles, so I knew I would like the chocolate ones. Outstanding cookie!

  2. Anonymous October 13, 2003 at 3:04 pm #

    My husband and grandchilren just love snickerdoodles, so I was very excited to try this recipe for chocolate ones. They got rave reviews from everybody!!

  3. Meg Kupiec February 8, 2008 at 7:32 am #

    Very disappointed, taste was so-so and they baked pretty much the way they were placed on the baking sheet, didn’t flatten at all the way snickerdoodles usually do, so you get a very small, round cookie.

  4. Anonymous December 16, 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    These are just TOO yummy! I did add about 2 tablespoons of milk as the batter seemed too dry, but these cookies are amazing. They go down altogether too easily!

  5. Anonymous March 9, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    I roll the dough in a ball, roll it around the cinnamon sugar and then with 2 fingers, lightly depress it to make it slightly flat. This cookie has won raves from family and friends! It’s also really easy to make and doesn’t take a whole lot of time.

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