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Easy Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate Cookies

Snickerdoodle hot chocolate cookies are fun treats during Christmas time. Combine your 2 favorite flavors for dessert tonight.

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

These hot chocolate snickerdoodle cookies are the bomb! Just like that favorite Starbucks drink, you can now get the same flavors in this quick easy dessert recipe. (affiliate links present, originally published 12/20)

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Cookies, another way to name them, are a delightful treat that captures the rich and comforting flavors of a steaming cup of hot chocolate in a delectable cookie form. The perfect blend of soft, chocolatey goodness, and they make a fantastic addition to any winter gathering, holiday party, or cozy night during the Christmas season.

Let’s talk about a few of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes shall we??!! If you love classic holiday flavors, this should be added into your family bake day rotation. Easy enough for kids to get involved and make together, which makes memories.

We love making and decorating cake mix gingerbread cookies together too. Another is Grandma’s lebkuchen, these were added this year for something different. A bit like a flattened brownie cookie with a cinnamon flare to them. I know, yum.

  • First thing first, do you know how to measure flour correctly?
  • That is key to making moist and fluffy baked goods.
how to measure flour

Chocolate Snickerdoodles

This is what you’ll need to get started making this treat, AND you can serve them with this snickerdoodle hot chocolate mix:

  1. All purpose flour
  2. Eggs
  3. Unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. Butter
  5. Baking powder
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Sugar and brown sugar
  8. Vanilla
  9. Salt
  10. Powder Cream of tartar & baking soda
    1. this is something you may not have in your cupboards

This is different than a traditional snickerdoodle with a ton of seasonings. Both are rolled into sugar and cinnamon before baking and you chill the dough, but you definitely taste that chocolate twist. Great during the holidays when served with a drink to right?

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are known for their soft and chewy texture, reminiscent of a mug of hot cocoa. The use of butter and a combination of brown and granulated sugar helps create a tender cookie that melts in your mouth. With just the right amount of lift, you will want to make sure you take them out right when the outsides are beginning to crack to keep them chewy.

Get out 2 small bowls and baking sheets with parchment paper on top for a quick cleanup at the end and get to mixing. If you have a stand mixer (I do) that is helpful to just throw it all in.

Just like with classic snickerdoodle recipes you’ll need to mix sugar mixture and flour mixture separately and then combine. Roll dough into balls once chilled and jump to recipe for temp and time. I is always important to preheat oven so ingredients bake evenly the entire time they’re in there.

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate cookies

Why do they call them Snickerdoodles?

These German cookies are quite crinkled in nature, similar to crinkle cookies. Their name may have come from the word Schneckennudeln which means crinkly noodles in English, but who knows?? Here are a few questions you might need answered before you get going on this prep.

What happens if you don’t put cream of tartar in Snickerdoodles?

They just won’t develop that somewhat acidic flavor you’re used to. It is subtle but if left out they will taste as though something is missing.

Can I add chocolate to Snickerdoodle cookies?

Yes, you can definitely add chocolate or cocoa powder to chocolate Snickerdoodle cookies to give them a delicious twist. One popular option is to incorporate chocolate chips into the cookie dough. The combination of cinnamon-sugar and chocolate creates a delightful flavor contrast.

Can I replace the cinnamon-sugar coating with chocolate to make chocolate snickerdoodles?

Absolutely. If you prefer to have a chocolate coating instead of the traditional cinnamon-sugar coating, you can roll the dough balls in a mixture of cocoa powder and powdered sugar before baking. This will give the cookies a chocolaty outer layer.

Package them up and gift these and our hot chocolate balls with marshmallows to your neighbors during the holidays.

chocolate snickerdoodle cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies Chocolate

Here are quick step by step directions, there’s a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post too though. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a mixer, beat together the softened butter, brown sugar and 1 c sugar until light and fluffy.

  1. Beat in eggs one at a time and then vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients until combined.
  2. Gradually add this flour, cream of tartar, baking soda dry mixture into your wet mix until blended well and dough forms.
  3. Put bowl in fridge and chill for 1 hour.
  4. In a bowl combine last cup of sugar with cinnamon and stir. Form dough balls, using small cookie scoop, and roll into sugar and cinnamon mixture so they’re coated.
  5. Put on to cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes. Do not overbake or they will not be soft and chewy.
  6. Take out once outside edges are cracking and firm with middle a bit wet. Allow to cool completely on tray before removing.

You can use the cocoa for so many other things after this one too though. One of our favorites are these double chocolate chip cookies.

chewy double chocolate chip cookies

Making tins full of goodies for your neighbors and family?? Try our Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake and these too:

  1. Instant Pot peanut clusters are fun, cheap, and look “fancy”.
  2. Make hazelnut cookies this year too.
  3. For easy peasy, follow a few of our cake mix recipes to make all sorts of cookies, cakes, and even pie crust.

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Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate Cookies

Snickerdoodle hot chocolate cookies are fun treats during Christmas time. Combine your 2 favorite flavors for dessert tonight.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies, snickerdoodle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 213kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a mixer, beat together the softened butter, brown sugar and 1 c sugar until creamy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time and then vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients until combined.
  • Gradually add this dry mixture into your mixture until blended well and dough forms.
  • In a bowl combine last cup of sugar with cinnamon and stir. Form dough balls, using small cookie scoop, and roll into sugar and cinnamon mixture so they're coated.
  • Put on to cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes. Do not overbake or they will not be soft and chewy. Take out once outside edges are cracking and firm with middle a bit wet. Allow to cool completely on tray before removing.

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Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 176mg8%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 256IU5%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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