Chocolate chip snickerdoodles

I was looking for a new/classic recipe idea for A and I to make and I came across this recipe:

IMG_3878My favorite Snickerdoodle recipe from my very first cookbook: Better Homes and Gardens Cooking for Kids.

I went through the recipe and made some adjustments to update it and added my new factor: chocolate chips.

IMG_3875I wasn’t sure how much they would spread out, but they did not spread out very much at all. I first put them on the tray like this:

IMG_3877But I could have easily fit another row with no issue, and so I did that the second time around.

Here’s the recipe! Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles

(Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens: The New Junior Cookbook)


3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup softened butter

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup of chocolate chips

For topping: 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

With a mixer: cream softened butter, then add in sugar and mix until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and cream of tartar.

Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture until just mixed.

Stir in chocolate chips.

In a small bowl mix together sugar and cinnamon for the topping.

Scoop tablespoon size amounts of dough and roll in the sugar/cinnamon topping. Place about an inch a part on parchment or silpat lined cookie sheets. Bake for 9 minutes until set and slightly golden. Don’t over bake! Makes about 24 cookies.

IMG_3880And here’s another shot of them with one of my Christmas mugs from B:

IMG_3885B declared them “best cookies ever” and ate most of them before I could take the picture with the cup!

And the boys liked them as well:

IMG_3882Although J’s face seems cautionary here. He ate them up! And we had to hide them, so he didn’t demand them at dinner when he saw them!

IMG_3884Another satisfied cookie eater. Happy baking!

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