Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips

Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips | Very Culinary

by Amy on December 28, 2010 · 47 comments

See what Santa got this year.

He had seven of them.

I love a soft, chewy cookie. There’s so much yumminess packed into such a small package. And they’re portable. I love portable. Next to pie, it’s probably my favorite treat – I could easily have a blog devoted just to cookies. Tempting…

My 30 cookies sitting on the cooling rack wasn’t even on the same playing field as my friend Melissa, though, who made…are you ready?…17 dozen cookies the week before Christmas. That’s 204 cookies. I keep saying that over and over again. Can you imagine having 204 cookies in your kitchen?

I call that nirvana.

Snickerdoodles are definitely a front-runner amongst the land of cookies. I tossed in some cinnamon chips this time, thanks to Hershey’s who sent me 10 bags.

I wrote to them, frustrated because none of you could find their cinnamon chips to make my Pumpkin Spice Muffins. Not only did their Public Relations Manager respond right away, she sent out a box for me to give away.

Now you can make the muffins and these cookies.

Thank you Hershey’s. You’re about to make a lot of people very happy. Santa sure was.

The Giveaway
10 (ten) lucky readers have a chance to win 1 (one) 10 ounce bag of Cinnamon Chips.

There are three ways to enter: (1) leave a comment on this blog (2) go “like” us on Facebook or (3) Already a fan? Just leave a comment on The Wall.

The drawing closes on Friday, December 31st at 7pm PST.

p.s. if you don’t end up being a lucky winner, here’s their product locator to see where you might be able to buy them near you.

Congrats to the following on Facebook: Cathy Hodge Smith, Rachel Dore Currier, Lynda Justice, Heather Campbell, and Sharon Moore and from the Blog: Nancy Kesting, Nancy Nelson, Kathleen S., Alicia, and Lauren.

Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips
Makes 30 cookies
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon
• 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup cinnamon chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs.  Stir in the dry ingredients. Fold in the cinnamon chips.

Scoop dough into a rounded tablespoon balls (I used a medium sized dough/cookie scoop). Roll balls in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on non-stick cookie sheets.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from sheets and cool completely on a wire rack.

(slightly adapted from the lovely Kathy at Cooking on the Side)

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marla December 15, 2012 at 6:50 am

Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)


Lorraine Frazier December 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Very very good! I doubled the recipe and used a whole bag of cinnamon chips. I used a tablespoon (measuring spoon) to measure the cookies and it made 90 very yummy cookies. I know that sounds like a lot, but I want them to be around for a while. :) Thank you!!


Dianne December 4, 2012 at 3:37 am

These were delicious!!! I’ve tried other recipes but these had the best texture and taste. Btw, cinnamon chips are sold seasonally where I live. So my best advice is to stock up on them around the holidays.


Rebecca Sanches September 8, 2012 at 8:22 am

I live in a small town and no one sells Cinnamon Chips. But I was able to order them from Hershey. Because of the cost of shipping, I ordered several bags – I’m prepared for the holidays now!


robert September 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I live in new jersey and every food store sells these chips. Going to make these this weekend…..they sound really great.
Thx for the recipe


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Just liked you on fb :)


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Those sound delish!! What a fun add in to my already favorite cookie.


Kathleen S. December 30, 2010 at 11:53 am

Turns out I cannot buy cinnamon chips in the city of Chicago! I have to go to the suburbs or have my mom buy them for me in Madison (though Metcalfe’s doesn’t even carry them). Oh, the injustice!


sheri May 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

There are recipes online to make the cinnamon chips. They are not hard to make, but it does take quite a bit of cinnamon. They are very good by themselves!!!


deeba December 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

What a great giveaway… do throw my name in the hat! Happy New Year!!


Alicia December 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I looooovveee Snickerdoodles. And cinnamon chips sound amazing. Unfortunately, I have never yet made a batch of snickerdoodles that came out pillowy and angelic like in my fantasies; they’re always flat as pancakes. Maybe the chips will make the magic happen ;)


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy December 29, 2010 at 11:47 am

I can never FIND cinnamon chips so I would TOTALLY love a bag! I”m quite sure I would make these too, they look SO GOOD! I’ve actually seen a lot of recipes with them but have never seen them. I’ll have to look online!


Julie Sullivan December 29, 2010 at 9:50 am

I’ve never heard of Cinnamon chips before … I make pumpkin muffins often and send them in Megan’s college care packages. Cinnamon chips in her pumpkin muffins would be a nice surprise! p.s. thanks for my KFOG cd :)


reva skie December 29, 2010 at 9:42 am

Those cookies look like perfection. I adore snickerdoodles.


Sharon Moore December 29, 2010 at 7:49 am

Thanks so much for the product locator! What a smart “cookie” you are to contact Hershey’s. I first made Snickerdoodles as part of a 4-H project in farm country-Ohio. We used lard, of course. Thanks for an updated version of this favorite cookie. Can’t wait to use my winning bag (!) to make some stuff. Great website. Just bookmarked it. Sharon


Jude December 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

Looking for Hershey’s Bake Shop cinnamon chips in the Twin Cities? Byerly’s carries them…and they’ll deliver your grocery order to your front door. I love that service.


Johannah B December 29, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Johannah B December 29, 2010 at 6:27 am

I love baking and I love cookies too. Can’t wait to use these!


Chris M. December 29, 2010 at 6:22 am

Thanks! I love cinnamon more than any other spice


daphne December 29, 2010 at 6:16 am

mm.. i wonder if these chips will be accepted to aus’ tight customs laws? That sounds sooo soo awesome.thinking abt bitting into little gems!


Kathleen S. December 29, 2010 at 4:44 am

Ugh – I thought I was the only one frustrated by the lack of CC! How nice to know that this time, anyway, it is NOT just me! I will use the product locator – there MUST be some in the greater Chicagoland area, no? Thanks for the recipe, Amy!


Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} December 29, 2010 at 2:49 am

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} December 29, 2010 at 2:49 am

I would love to try Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!


Dee December 29, 2010 at 2:06 am

My son’s favorite cookie! Would love to send to him…he’s in the Peace Corp!


Karen December 29, 2010 at 1:17 am

I’ve been looking for these for forever…would love to win :-)


Karin December 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm

When we were kids, my sister used to make Snickerdoodles and hide them from the family. Her own private stash—


Prerna@IndianSimmer December 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Yup, I call that nirvana too!!
Love it!


Andrea December 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I love Snickerdoodles! Cinnamon chips sound like the perfect enhancement. YUM! I, too, will use the product locator, because like Nancie N., I have never seen them in Mpls/St. Paul stores.


Tanya December 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Never had them, but am always up for something new, and my boys always love cookies!


Nancie Nelson December 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm

First off…..I am truly sorry that there were others who were frustrated as I was trying to find those dang cinnamon chips……Not only did I go on the hunt….but I had my two daughters AND my husband looking for those magical chips! I am sure I tried every food chain in Minneapolis and St Paul! The harder I looked…the more determinded I was that this must be the most FANTASTIC recipe in the WORLD! Please send me a bag… I am DIPPY for CHIPPY’s!


Lynda December 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I have a friend who would put cinnamom chips in everything but, of course, can’t find them. I found some in a store about four years ago and bought her several bags. I’ll make sure she knows about your blog, so she can use the product locator. Thanks!


Paul December 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Okay, so why are they called Snickerdoodles? That has to be, like, the strangest name for any food. It’s such a fun word. I think we should start renaming other foods for more fun sounds. So spinach would now be called Whammydimples. How’s that sound?


Margaret December 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Have ‘liked’ you for a while. Wrote on your wall.


Margaret December 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Wonder why these cinnamon chips are so hard to find. Had just enough for scones Christmas morning. Would love to have that box!!!


Sharon December 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I hadn’t had snickerdoodles in decades until Amy made these. Of course, with the cinnamon chips added to the mix, they are even better. And yes, the photo on my computer is so crisp and clear, it looks like I can just reach and take a few cookies. Yum….


Dad December 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Snickerdoodles are the marzipan of cookies which I know is a mixed metacookie, but nonetheless, these were totally wicked in the same sense that the kid living next to the Incredibles says it! It’s the cinnamon chips that puts it over the top. No wonder Santa wants you to put out more.

Btw, one of your best photos, Amy.


Nancy Kesting December 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Cinnamon chips are also fabulous in Egg Nog Scones!! Sign me up!! And thanks.



Jennie December 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I love your recipes!


Jude December 28, 2010 at 11:58 am

Hershey’s sent you bags of chips? Color me impressed. You’ve hit the big time, Amy! Hershey, PA should be the capitol of the USA! The town smells of milk chocolate, and has lamp posts shaped like Kisses® and has a chocolate river running through it…and…and…well, like 204 snickerdoodle cookies are heavenly to some, Hershey’s products are to me. Maybe even the cinnamon ones.


Cathy HS December 28, 2010 at 11:40 am

Regarding cookie Nirvana…204 cookies in the apartment would have meant 204 cookies in me! I absolutely love the idea of Hershey’s cinnamon chips! Wow, what a great way to make cinnamon rolls with other treasures like mince meat. You really have me going on this clever new idea. I sure hope I win because I am dying to try them and they sure have not made it to the super markets of Burbank, CA. Happy New Year!


Joanne December 28, 2010 at 11:22 am

204 cookies in my apartment sounds seriously dangerous. because then I would sit there. Thinking, you know. No one is going to miss 20 cookies if they go “missing”. Right? Am I the only one who thinks that way?

I didn’t think you could make snickerdoodles any better and now you go and do this. Marvelous. I have yet to find these in this city. Ever. But I’m looking.


delia December 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

Sounds delish!


Paul December 28, 2010 at 9:52 am

Santa would have had more if Mommy had put more out.


Sandi December 28, 2010 at 9:51 am

Way to go Hershey’s !!! That was too cool of them!


5 Star Foodie December 28, 2010 at 9:22 am

Yum! Snickerdoodles with the cinnamon chips sound delightful!


Kathy - Cooking On the Side December 28, 2010 at 9:12 am

Cinnamon chips sound like a great addition!


Lauren at KeepItSweet December 28, 2010 at 8:48 am

i would LOVE to win those chips since i haven’t been able to find them in years!


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