Nutty Chocolate Snickerdoodles Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Mom2Rose

Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Top Review by LARavenscroft

Made for Aus/NZ Twelve Days of Christmas Recipe Swap. Another yummy cookie that I didn't make a gift, but as an addition to my dozens of Christmas cookies. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies and then the addition of chocolate makes them that much better. I was able to make these gluten free using my gluten free cookie flour mix (soon to be posted). Thanks for posting this recipe Mom2Rose.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar and then pecans - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 3/4 cup butter, softened, 1 egg, 2 tsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3 tbsp sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
  8. Preheat oven to 375.
  9. In a large bowl, blend the butter, egg, milk and vanilla extract.
  10. Add the contents of the jar, and blend with an electric mixer set on medium speed.
  11. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  12. Roll the dough into 2 inch balls and roll in the sugar mixture to coat.
  13. Place the balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  14. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are light brown in color.
  15. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  16. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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