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Cocoa Nutmeg Snickerdoodles

Have you ever had a snickerdoodle? I know that might sound like a silly question because who could possibly resist these cinnamon sugar pieces of heaven. But before last Spring I was a snickerdoodle virgin. I don’t know what rock I was living under, but since I’ve used any excuse to try these silly sounding treats. So when I saw a coca nutmeg version on BHG, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect Autumn cookie. Apparently the roofers agreed because they disappeared before I could even manage to snap more than one picture. Here they are:They come out fluffy, but not too cakey, with the perfect amount of nutmeg and cocoa to flavour it, without overpowering it. This cookie is a definite keeper.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup fat free greek yoghurt
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder

Here’s what you do:

  1. Heat oven to 190C (375F). Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or baking spray.
  2. Cream sugar and butter in large mixing bowl. Add yoghurt, egg, and vanilla. Mix till just combined. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients. Fold together. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls. Combine 2 tbs of sugar, cocoa powder, and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg in a small bowl. Roll cookie dough balls in sugar mixture.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or till edges are golden. Cool cookies on wire rack. Makes 2-3 dozen cookies.

Enjoy =) Print Recipe

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9 comments on “Cocoa Nutmeg Snickerdoodles

  1. trkingmomoe
    October 10, 2012

    Wow this is different. Cinnamon give me heart burn so I am going to give this a try.

    • Jessi
      October 11, 2012

      Oh how sad. Cinnamon is everywhere in the Fall. Hope you have better luck with Nutmeg =)

  2. thehungrymum
    October 11, 2012

    Loving this idea!

    • Jessi
      October 11, 2012

      Thanks, they turned out even better than I hoped!

  3. myhealthyohana
    October 11, 2012

    I never really got the hype of snickerdoodles til I tried one recently, and now I’m hooked! I love the spices. What a great idea to use cocoa and nutmeg in them, I think I have all these ingredients 🙂

    • Jessi
      October 12, 2012

      Give it a try. They’re really tasty =)

  4. chocolateandmore
    October 15, 2012

    Love that you added the cocoa to a snickerdoodle, great flavor combination! Can’t wait to give these a try, added to my holiday baking list! Pinned.

    • Jessi
      October 15, 2012

      Thanks!! They’d make for a great holiday cookie, you know the kind that warms you up on a cold day =)

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