Chocolate Snickerdoodles


  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together butter and 1 ½ cups sugar until completely creamed.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix until well incorporated.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. On a small plate, combine sugar and cinnamon for the coating. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture to coat thoroughly. Place the balls of dough about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for approximately 6-8 minutes. Do not over-bake.

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