Chocolate snickerdoodles recipe

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Snickerdoodles are old-fashioned American cookies dusted in cinnamon sugar which are delicious and moreish. They’re slightly chewy, not too sweet and will keep in an airtight container for up to a week after baking. This twist on the American classic adds chocolate to the recipe making them irresistible. Why not try some chocolate snickerdoodles with your next cuppa – you’ll love them!


  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 75g dark chocolate, melted
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon


  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°FGas Mark 4.

  • Line two baking trays with baking parchment.

  • Cream together the butter and 50g of the sugar until pale and fluffy.

  • Beat in the egg.

  • Stir in the melted chocolate, followed by the flour.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining 50g of sugar and the cinnamon.

  • Form the dough into golf ball sized balls in the palms of your hands, then toss in the cinnamon sugar.

  • Bake for 10-12 mins. The cookies will be soft but will harden on cooling.

Top tip for making Chocolate snickerdoodles

The cookies will spread a little on cooking, so leave some space between them!

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