Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies

I’m a sucker for anything covered in cinnamon and sugar, so it should come as no surprise that snickerdoodles rank high on my list of favorite cookies. While this basic snickerdoodle recipe creates incredibly soft, chewy cookies, I, Alex, wanted to elevate them with a kiss in the middle.

Because really, does anything sound better than snickerdoodle kiss cookies right now? I think not!…

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies

  • Yield: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 24 chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Instructions

  • Place the butter and cane sugar in a bowl with a hand mixer and cream together. Add in the egg and beat in, creating a fluffy, smooth base.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Slowly add in the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined and a dough has formed. 
  • Place the dough in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the dough from the fridge and lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. 
  • Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, scoop out dough and roll into a ball. Roll into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and place on the baking sheet. 
  • Continue with the rest of the dough, leaving 2" between the balls as they will spread as they cook. Depending on the size of your baking sheet, you may need more than one. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and promptly place a chocolate kiss in the center of the cookie. Let cool completely and enjoy! 

Once the cookies come out of the oven, immediately place a kiss in the center. The still warm cookies will cling to the kiss as they cool. I opted for a simple milk chocolate, but feel free to change things up with a dark, white or flavored version.

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

The secret ingredient that distinguishes sugar cookies from snickerdoodles is cream of tarter, which can easily be found in most baking sections of your favorite grocery store. It provides a slight tang, and chewy texture without any crunch, so don’t be tempted to skip it..

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

These cookies will stay soft in an airtight container for up to 1 week. That’s good news for me, because I like to milk these snickerdoodle kiss cookies as long as they’ll last! Do you have a favorite snickerdoodle recipe?

Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

Read more from Alexandra Caspero

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies

I’m a sucker for anything covered in cinnamon and sugar, so it should come as no surprise that snickerdoodles rank high on my list of favorite cookies. While this basic snickerdoodle recipe creates incredibly soft, chewy cookies, I, Alex, wanted to elevate them with a kiss in the middle.

Because really, does anything sound better than snickerdoodle kiss cookies right now? I think not!…

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies

  • Yield: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 24 chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Instructions

  • Place the butter and cane sugar in a bowl with a hand mixer and cream together. Add in the egg and beat in, creating a fluffy, smooth base.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Slowly add in the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined and a dough has formed. 
  • Place the dough in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the dough from the fridge and lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. 
  • Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, scoop out dough and roll into a ball. Roll into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and place on the baking sheet. 
  • Continue with the rest of the dough, leaving 2" between the balls as they will spread as they cook. Depending on the size of your baking sheet, you may need more than one. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and promptly place a chocolate kiss in the center of the cookie. Let cool completely and enjoy! 

Once the cookies come out of the oven, immediately place a kiss in the center. The still warm cookies will cling to the kiss as they cool. I opted for a simple milk chocolate, but feel free to change things up with a dark, white or flavored version.

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

The secret ingredient that distinguishes sugar cookies from snickerdoodles is cream of tarter, which can easily be found in most baking sections of your favorite grocery store. It provides a slight tang, and chewy texture without any crunch, so don’t be tempted to skip it..

Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

These cookies will stay soft in an airtight container for up to 1 week. That’s good news for me, because I like to milk these snickerdoodle kiss cookies as long as they’ll last! Do you have a favorite snickerdoodle recipe?

Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

Read more from Alexandra Caspero

Comments

  • Leslie

    06.08.17

    These sound delicious! I think I’m going to make them this weekend.

    • Ashley said:

      So glad! You deserve it! xo

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