Dark Chocolate Snickerdoodle Recipe

Dark Chocolate Snickerdoodles | Thou Swell x Common Comfort https://thouswell.com/dark-chocolate-snickerdoodle-recipeHello, it’s Izzy again! Today, I’m here to share with you a twist on one of my all-time favorite cookies: snickerdoodles. The name of this type of cookie sounds foolish, but I can assure you that the taste is not so. Let me give you some background on the snickerdoodle cookie. It is a cookie that is soft, chewy, and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Usually it has cream of tartar in the dough to make the cookies more fluffy, but in this specific recipe I omitted it entirely. Basically, snickerdoodles equal pillow-y heaven.

The cookie itself is very enjoyable on its own, but I thought I’d just give it that much more flare. So, I present to you dark-chocolate-stuffed snickerdoodles; because every cookie needs a little chocolate inside.

Dark Chocolate Snickerdoodles | Thou Swell x Common Comfort https://thouswell.com/dark-chocolate-snickerdoodle-recipeDark Chocolate Snickerdoodles | Thou Swell x Common Comfort https://thouswell.com/dark-chocolate-snickerdoodle-recipe

for the snickerdoodles:
1 cup white whole-wheat flour (or AP flour)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon corn starch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh-grated nutmeg

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 cup *warmed* almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup turbinado sugar (or white sugar)

for the coating + stuffing:
3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

large handful of dark chocolate chunks

1. in a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, corn starch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. whisk together until incorporated.
2. in a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla, and sugar.
3. slowly pour wet mixture into dry. use a spatula to carefully fold dough together. once the dough is mostly combined, feel free to use your hands to make sure that there are no unmixed sections.
4. roll dough into ball, cover with plastic wrap, and then refrigerate for 45 minutes.

5. preheat oven to 350 degrees F + spray a cookie sheet with canola oil.
6. roll a small piece (about 2 thumbs) of dough into a ball. break the ball into 2 pieces. stuff 2-3 chocolate chunks into the center of one half of the ball. press the two halves together again, having the chocolate chunks be inside the dough ball. roll again to make sure that there are no openings. repeat.
7. combine coating ingredients (turbinado sugar + cinnamon). roll each stuffed cookie dough ball in the coating until fully surrounded in cinnamon and sugar. it should sparkle.
8. bake cookies for 9 minutes. cool on baking sheet for 20 minutes before eating.
9. *do not leave cookies out overnight or for a long period of time as they will dry out. place in container. (can be either refrigerated or left out).
10. enjoy.

Happy new year everyone!




  1. tara wrote:

    ohhhh i’m debating whether to make these, cinnamon roll cookies or regular choco chip for the weekend! what is the yield of this beautiful recipe? and usually when i bake cookies that do not have a binding agent (flax, chia, egg replacement powder, or pureed fruit) i find the consistency to be kind of awkward in terms of moisture and binding, how did these turn out? was the cornstarch enough? thank you soo miuch 🙂 🙂

    Posted 3.6.15
  2. Oh my! These look delicious!! My husband loves snickerdoodles and dark chocolate. Perfect combination!

    Posted 1.17.15
  3. This looks like a recipe we really ought to give a try! It looks delicious! And being dark chocolate, it doesn’t have that “too sweet” factor. YUM YUM

    Posted 1.11.15
  4. thefolia wrote:

    It’s our turn for healthy snack at school so I will try these and throw in a little pumpkin to say it’s healthy. Snickerdoodles have always been a hit in our nest so this little twist will come as a nice surprise.

    Posted 1.10.15
    • Sounds good! Let me know how it works out 🙂

      Posted 1.10.15
  5. It’s like a cookie version of a lava cake! and dark chocolate is my favorite chocolate 🙂 ahhh this looks soooo good! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 1.10.15
    • Ah thank you! I couldn’t agree more.

      Posted 1.10.15
  6. Victoria Wright wrote:

    Oh wow these look so DELICIOUS ! I love snickerdoodles I had never had them until I came to america and I loved them ! Nice twist to add the dark chocolate though ! YUM

    Posted 1.9.15
    • Yes! Especially with a sprinkle of some sea salt. So much sweet & salty combination goodness.

      Posted 1.10.15
  7. *DROOLS* these are lookin’ good!
    Thanks for the recipe share c:
    Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

    Posted 1.9.15
  8. Amber wrote:

    Snickerdoodles are my FAVORITE!! I can only imagine them with a bit of dark chocolate..especially if the cookie is warm and served with a cold glass of milk!

    Posted 1.9.15
    • Me too! I think it’s a type of cookie that will never really get old. Thank goodness for that.

      Posted 1.10.15

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