Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips (Make Ahead and Freeze)

I’ve been sitting on these cookies. I mean, I’ve been sitting on the recipe for these cookies.

Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips
I first made these delightful treats nearly two years ago for a bake sale. My singer/actor friends (Mickey and Judy) and I needed to raise money to produce a musical. The show was in August, and it didn’t seem right to post about cinnamon-kissed cookies perfect for Christmastime in the sweltering summer heat.

Rolled Snickerdoodle Dough

So I tucked the recipe away, and made a mental to note to share the recipe closer to the holidays. Then I forgot about them entirely until somewhere around St. Patrick’s Day 2012. Well, shoot, I thought (except I probably thought a stronger word than ‘shoot’). Now I’ll have to wait another eight months before I can post this recipe! How will I sleep at night, knowing all my imaginary internet friends will be again deprived of my snickerdoodles with cinnamon chips?

Snickerdoodle Dough

As it turns out, I slept just fine. Christmas 2012 came and went, and I forgot, once more, to share the recipe. I’m pretty sure that if I file this recipe away again, by the time you get it, you’ll be able to bake the cookies in the glove compartment of your flying car.

Cinnamon Chips

I suppose you could serve them for Valentine’s Day, with some line about your sweet-hot cinnamon love. But that’s your business.

Continue reading for the Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips recipe.

Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips (Make Ahead and Freeze)

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Adapted from [url href=””%5DPinch My Salt[/url]
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Soft, chewy cookies are generously studded with creamy cinnamon confections, and dressed in a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating.
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces cinnamon chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and shortening with the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla.
  3. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients on low speed until well combined. Stir in cinnamon chips.
  4. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Shape spoonfuls of cookie dough into 48 1-inch balls, then roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, leaving just enough space between the cookie dough balls that they don’t get stuck together.
  6. Place the filled pan in the freezer. You don’t need to cover it, but make sure to keep it flat so the balls don’t shift and get stuck together.
  7. Freeze until the cookie dough balls are hard.
  8. Meanwhile, take a gallon sized zip top freezer bag and label it with the recipe name, date, cooking temperature and time details.
  9. Transfer the frozen cookie dough balls from the pan to the labeled bag. Remove as much air as possible from the bag, seal, and freeze.
  10. When you’re ready to bake your cookies, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Place the cookies dough balls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart and allow them to thaw for as long as it takes your oven to preheat.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes for a chewy cookie and 12 minutes for a crispy cookie. Remove to a wire cooling rack. They will look wet and they’ll be slightly puffed when removed from oven but will flatten and dry as they cool. Store in an airtight container.
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