Chocolate Chunk Snickerdoodles are two cookies combined into one, delicious treat! Chocolate chunks (or chips!) are swirled into a classic, slightly tangy and cinnamon-speckled snickerdoodle cookie dough. Each cookie dough ball is then rolled in a cinnamon-sugar coating, topped with more chocolate chunks, and baked until golden and delicious. Puddles of melting chocolate and a cinnamon sugar cookie, what more could you need?!
If you’ve never had the combination of cinnamon and chocoalte, then you are truly in for a treat! To me, it takes on a churro-like flavor and reminds me of dunking a hot, cinnamon-sugar coated churro into a pool of chocolate fudge. My Baked Churro Donuts and Churro Waffles are other sweet treats centered around chocolate and cinnamon to try out!
First, let’s talk about the cookie dough. It’s a classic snickerdoodle cookie dough, complete with cream of tartar and all. Did you know that cream of tartar is what gives snickerdoodles their signature tang? Well, I didn’t either until I did some research. Who would’ve known! Not only are these cookies coated with a cinnamon sugar on the outside, but the intial cookie dough is also speckled with cinnamon. Pure warmth and deliciousness.
Next comes the chocolatey fun part. I like to use a semi-sweet baking bar (Ghiradelli is my fave!) and roughly chop it before folding it into my cookie dough. But, I do save one chopped up chocolate bar for topping the cookie dough balls before they go into the oven, that’s how they get their chocolate puddles! You can never go wrong with chocolate puddles. If you prefer, you can use standard chocolate chips and they will still be delicious.
Finally, the cookies are baked until perfectly golden and then you have to restrain yourself from eating them all as they come out of the oven. Life is full of obstacles, but I believe in you! (lol) But, if you’re like me, you gotta try at least one warm cookie from the oven. Becuase, you know, you have to make sure they are safe to eat for others…
Chocolate Chunk Snickerdoodles are perfect for this time of year and for your holiday baking. But, they can really be made 365 days a year! Who’s to judge?
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