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Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies (without cream of tartar)

These super soft and chewy chocolate snickerdoodle cookies are a fun twist on a classic cookie!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, snickerdoodle
Servings: 8 cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Calories: 215kcal
Author: cambreabakes


  • ½ cup butter, soft at room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar, for cinnamon sugar mixture
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, for cinnamon sugar mixture


  • In a medium bowl. Add 1 cup of flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon baking soda to the bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add ½ cup of soft butter, ½ cup light brown sugar, and ½ cup dark brown sugar. Cream for 1 minute.
  • With the mixer running on low, add 1 egg, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and ¾ teaspoon lemon juice. Mix until fully combined. Scrape down the mixing bowl.
  • Add the bowl of dry ingredients to the mixer and mix on low just until its combined.
  • On a parchment lined baking tray, scoop the cookie dough into 8 cookies with a large cookie scoop (about ⅛-1/4 cup). Place in the fridge for 10 minutes while the oven preheats.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ¼ cup of sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon for rolling the cookies. Then take each cookie ball and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place back on the baking tray and bake for 13-14 minutes, or until the middle is puffy.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack. Cool completely before enjoying.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep fresh!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies (without cream of tartar)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.2g17%
Saturated Fat 6.8g43%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 222mg10%
Carbohydrates 27.8g9%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 15.8g18%
Protein 2.6g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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