Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found these on Slash food and made them over the weekend...addictive little cookies! The dough is very easy to work with and they flatten out beautifully! Don't skip the cardomom and use good quality cocoa.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat over to 350°F.
  2. In large mixing bowl, stir together sugar and spices; set 1/2 cup of the mixture aside.
  3. Add butter to mixing bowl and cream with sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in cocoa powder, followed by the eggs and vanilla.
  5. Stir in flour and baking powder by hand or at low speed.
  6. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in reserved sugar mixture.
  7. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until edges are firm.
  8. Cool on wire rack and store in an airtight container.
Most Helpful

We liked these very much. On the last few trays, I added sparkling white sugar on the tops to add some glitz. We doubled the recipe and I know that they won't last long! Thanks Greysangel!

LaurietheLibrarian May 13, 2008

These cookies are delicious as well as easy! Even my daughter loved them - she's a snickerdoodle lover (original recipe), but she loved these just as much! I didn't have cardamom - tried a little coriander I had on hand. Next time I'll try a better quality cocoa and cardamom. Thanks for sharing!

PinkieJ January 06, 2007

These cookies are quite easy to assemble and have a lovely, subtle spicy flavor. I baked for the full 15 minutes. They puff up when baking and the resulting cookies are uniformly shaped. My family loves the spicy cinnamon/chocolate combination. I saved the leftover spicy cinnamon sugar mixture to use on breakfast toast.

CAMom49 December 27, 2006