Chocolate Snickerdoodles


This chocolate snickerdoodle recipe is similar to a basic snickerdoodle recipe but some of the flour is replaced with cocoa powder.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
26 mins
50 cookies


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Mix together 1 1/2 cups white sugar, shortening, and eggs with an electric mixer in a bowl until creamy.

  3. Sift together all-purpose flour, cocoa power, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Fold this mixture into the egg mixture until well blended.

  4. Mix together 1/4 cup white sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or on a plate.

  5. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls; cover each in sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until soft and golden on top, 6 to 8 minutes, making sure they do not burn. Let cool before transferring to a wire rack. The tops will crack as they cool.

Cook's Note:

It's important not to over-bake the snickerdoodles as they will harden as they cool. They taste much better when they are a little chewy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
5g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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