Chocolate snickerdoodles are perfect for celebrating National Cookie Day
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
Snickerdoodles are a universal favorite — simple buttery cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar. Why not spiff 'em up a bit by adding a bit of cocoa powder, to transform them into chocolate cookies?
Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, these are just good ol'-fashioned cookies that will make you happy.
1-1/2 cups + 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening, softened
2-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together 1-1/2 cups sugar with the margarine and shortening; stir in the egg. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Combine the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in the cinnamon sugar; place onto a baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between cookies.
Bake for 10 minutes, until cookies are just set. Remove to a rack to cool completely, and continue with remaining dough.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
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