This year, I’ve been a flake. Like, a major flake! My kids are involved in a youth program at our church called Awana. You probably heard me mention it before. My kids love it and my husband and I enjoy being a part of it as well. He leads the games for the big kids and last year, I taught the Sparks class and I loved it! As well as helping out where we can, I, along with a bunch of the other parents would bring snacks for the kids before they leave for the evenings. I pride myself on being a part of this because I love to bake and I love making the kids fun and special goodies! But this year…I have failed to make one treat. I didn’t make cookies. I didn’t make brownies. I didn’t make cupcakes. I didn’t even buy anything boxed from the store. I flaked out, BIG TIME!
I guess I could blame it on the fact that when Awana started I was in my 3rd trimester and having a hard time getting around. In fact, I can count on one hand how many times I’ve actually come to Awana this year. But even though I wasn’t involved or coming, I should’ve helped supply goodies for the kids. It hasn’t been fair of me to drop everything and let all the other parents figure it out. I mean, it’s not like I’m more important just because I had a baby. They have busy lives too!
Guilt is an awful thing and I was feeling loads of it. I decided that once and for all, no matter what, I was going to make treats and nothing was going to stop me. Not a crying, fussy, teething baby. Not last minute homeschool school work checking, not the 3 piles of laundry that were still sitting in my room waiting to be folded (those of you who know me, know that I never, ever let laundry pile up). Nope, none of those things were going to keep me from making this cookie idea I had from becoming a reality.
The Awana Grand Prix was last night and it is probably the biggest and most popular night of the whole year for the kids. The kids had been working for weeks making their little pinewood derby cars and I wanted to not only reward the kiddos for a job well done, but help the parents as well.
I just gotta share the cars my girls made. Eden made a kitty look-alike from her stuffed cat Glamour and Grace made the red Angry Bird. I think they turned out amazing!
Okay, back to the cookies. These cookies are amazing! I happen to love snickerdoodles, but adding chocolate to the snickerdoodles…is like beyond crazy! The chocolatey-cinnamon and sugar coating add such a perfect flavor to the soft white chocolate chips. And these cookies are just the way I like them, soft in the middle with a bit of a crunch on the edges.
I think these have just become my new favorite cookies, which means I’ll be making them again, like now, since I sent Josh to the Awana Grand Prix with the whole platter of cookies. You will LOVE them!
Everything you love about the original snickerdoodle, but with chocolate!
45 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
55 minTotal Time
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 3 TB sugar
- 1 TB cinnamon
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray or use parchment paper.
- Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set Aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and no streaks of flour remain.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Place bowl, covered in plastic wrap in fridge and allow to chill for 30 minutes.
- While the batter is chilling, combine your topping of cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
- After dough has chilled, scoop one tablespoon of dough and roll it around in your hand to form a ball and then roll it around in the cinnamon and sugar coating till completely covered. Place on greased cookie sheet 2" apart from each other.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. While cookies are baking, chill the dough in the fridge until you are ready for the next batch of cookies to be baked.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet before moving to wire racks.