Chocolate snickerdoodles recipe

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makes: 15
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 10 min
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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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