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Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 dozen cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This classic recipe for Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Cookies makes super soft, buttery cookies coated with cinnamon and sugar. They’re rich, buttery, chewy and DELICIOUS! 




  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, or chopped Snickers plus a little extra to add to the cookies before baking
  • pretzels pieces (optional)


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • large pretzels, broken in half (for the antlers)
  • red M&Ms (for the noses)
  • chocolate chips (for the eyes)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until well combined (about 2 minutes). Mix in the eggs and mix until smooth. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture gradually and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  5. Take the dough out of the fridge and scoop out about 2 tablespoons per cookie. Roll each cookie into a ball and then roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Stick a few extra chocolate chips in the dough ball, if desired. Place the balls about 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake 9-11 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. Once the dough balls have been formed and rolled in the cinnamon sugar (after step ), stick antler halves into the sides of each ball to form the antlers. Stick them into the cookie dough. Stick two chocolate chips on for the eyes and press them gently into the dough. No need to press too much as they will stick as they bake. 
  2. Once cookies are removed from the oven, place a red M&M into the middle of each cookie for the red nose. 

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