A Southern Grace: doubly delicious

March 18, 2016

doubly delicious


What, I asked myself, would make snickerdoodles even more tasty?

Why, more cinnamon, of course!

Cinnamon chips were an easy and obvious addition, but they were still one that hadn't yet occurred to me to try. I must confess that I cheated and added cinnamon to the dough rather than roll each cookie in cinnamon sugar, and while that crunchy, spicy coating was slightly missed, I didn't mind too much. The extra hit of cinnamon from the baking chips was more than enough to compensate! These cookies are chewy and packed with flavor, which is basically what's known in these parts as ideal.

Don't have the time, energy, or wherewithal to make these from scratch? Krusteaz has a pretty awesome mix that yields surprisingly delicious results!

Double Doodles
(printable recipe)
Makes about 4 dozen
  • 2-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag cinnamon baking chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy, at least 3 minutes.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla.
On low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture (or stir in by hand) and cinnamon chips until well combined.
Chill dough for an hour or so, then use a tablespoon-sized scoop or shape into 1-inch balls.
Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased (parchment-lined, if you prefer) cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Let cool on the sheet pan for about a minutes, then remove to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.


Rosa said...

Very tempting!



Alicia Foodycat said...

Extra cinnamon has to be a good thing!

Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction said...

Now these are my kind of cookie! They look so scrumptious!

Angie Schneider said...

I love the extra add of cinnamon chips! YUM!

Velva said...

Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie....The cinnamon chips brings it to a new level.
You are such a fabulous baker. I really enjoying following our posts. It's inspiring.


~~louise~~ said...

Just when I thought it wasn't possible to improve on Snickerdoodles, Grace, you go and add yet another cinnamony level of yumminess, ideal!!!

Thanks for sharing, Grace...

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

I really need to get a bag of these cinnamon chips.
Awesome cookie!

Beth said...

More cinnamon ... the logical contribution from this blog! They'd be perfect in snickerdoodles.

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

You mean just in case Snickerdoodles aren't good enough in the first place? Though I rarely hesitate to increase the cinnamon in a recipe, now that you mention it...

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

Ah, these look so good! I was going to go to sleep early tonight but now I think I have to bake!

All That I'm Eating said...

These look so good, I could just go one now with a cup of tea!

Valentina said...

These look amazing! Can't believe I've never put cinnamon chips in my cookies before. Pinning!

Balvinder Ubi said...

Ohhh, this looks SO good with double the deliciousness!

Kari Guastella said...

These look delicious! I've never heard of cinnamon chips before!

Marjie said...

More cinnamon is always the ticket. I put boatloads of cinnamon in my apple pie, and it lasted a good 20 hours. I should try these cookies!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

The first time I tried Snickerdoodles was with a recipe from my mum Barbara Bakes. She called them cinnadoodles and they had cinnamon chips in them. They're now one of the reasons why I buy cinnamon chips!! :P

Katerina said...

I am totally addicted to cinnamon! Needless to say I love them!

Barbara said...

Double cinnamon? Now why doesn't that surprise me? These look amazing....I have some cinnamon chips in the pantry too. Hmmmmm. Might be baking today!

Domestic and Geeky said...

I'm drooling :) they look so yummy!