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Cinnamon Chip Chai-Spiced Snickerdoodles

I love cinnamon chips, and this is an intriguing way to use them. Make sure to stock up on them during the holiday season so you have plenty to last during the year. —Marietta Slater, Justin, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • DOUGH:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) cinnamon baking chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. For spiced sugar, mix first 6 ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar and 2 tablespoons spiced sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in baking chips. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 1 hour.
  • Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining spiced sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake until set, 11-13 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Test Kitchen tips
  • The texture is soft and crisp at the same time, just like a regular snickerdoodle, but spiced sugar mixture and cinnamon chips take these to a new level.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 81 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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    • Gramma Amy
      Dec 1, 2020

      We loved the spice mixture in these snickerdoodles. And the cinnamon chip make a tasty, unexpected surprise and complement the flavor well. The texture is nice.... soft like we like them. The only thing I will try different next time is making them larger sized. The recipe makes a nice cookie tray size, but my family like them larger. Definitely will make again.

    • melgoody03
      Nov 26, 2019

      This is my favorite snickerdoodle recipe. They are amazing! Very flavorful and soft.

    • DLHaas
      Dec 8, 2018

      Recipe was perfect. Cookies are awesome! A new favorite!

    • p2msr
      Dec 5, 2017

      I thought I followed this recipe exactly but my cookies were very dry and they never flattened. Is there perhaps an ingredient missing?