Sunday, December 14, 2014

SRC "Cookie Carnival" - Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

The sweetness you would expect in a dessert and the spices you wouldn't- combine together to make an amazing cookie.

Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - Only with a twist this time.  It is the  SRC - "Cookie Carnival!" Same rules with one minor change - the recipe we chose for this reveal has to be a cookie recipe.  

I love being part of the SRC! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that most of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

For my cookie search, I had to browse, Sweet as Sugar Cookies, for a recipe to make.  Lisa is the creator of this blog and as you can imagine, a blog with cookies in the title is going to have a ton of amazing recipes to choose from.  I love a good oatmeal cookie and almost made the Chai Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I was also drawn to her many chocolate chip cookie recipes, like these Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. As a matter of fact, I can tell you with certainty that I will be back to borrow some more recipes from Lisa.

In the end these delicious Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles won me over. These may be my new favorite cookie, no lie!  The spice from the pepper, cardomom, ginger and allspice lend to a really amazing cookie.  I may whip up a few more batches of these to hand out to teachers this year....enjoy!!

recipe from Sweet as Sugar Cookies

2 cups sugar
1 tsp each: ginger, cinnamon, cardomom
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Combine the sugar with all the spices, once combined set aside 1/2 cup of this mixture for later.

Now add in the cocoa powder to the remaining spice mixture and blend.

In a mixer, cream the butter with the cocoa-spice mixture add in the eggs and the vanilla and combine.  Add lastly, in the flour and the baking powder.  Once everything is nicely mixed its time to form the cookies.

I used a cookie scooper to make uniform balls but you can use a tablespoonif you need.  Form the balls and then roll in the 1/2 cup spice mixture you set aside earlier.  Place the dough on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  Let cool in the pan  for a bit and then on a wire rack before serving.

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  1. Thank you for your sweet words! I'm so glad you enjoyed these cookies. They are definitely one of my faves as well. I'm a chai spice fanatic.

  2. What a great flavor combination! I just adore chai... chocolate.... AND snickerdoodles. I may have to try these because they are already my favorite cookie combo. :)

  3. These sound really, really good! Love the chai, I've never had it with chocolate though. Very intriguing!

  4. These would have been the ones I would have picked too - so much yummy going on in one cookie.

  5. I love cookies with spice especially at this time of the year ... I've never worked with chai in cookies before, sounds intriguing.

  6. Sounds like a delicious spicy cookie~ Happy Holidays~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  7. I just love that word "snickerdoodle". Makes me smile every time I see it. Love the addition of all those spices!

  8. Love the combo of the spices with chocolate! These look delicious! All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! :-)

  9. I love this twist on the snickerdoodle! Chai flavors are some of my favorites.

  10. These cookies sound so amazing. I will definitely be making these - and hopefully soon!

  11. Hi Danielle,
    The cookies look great! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special Christmas week!
    Miz Helen


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