Snickerdoodles just might be my favorite cookie. The more I make them, the more I love them. My friend, Mary, over on Books and Bites has an excellent recipe that comes out perfect every time. You can see my step-by-step adventures in baking them here.
So, you might find yourself wondering why in the world would I mess with a good thing. Well, it is because I had this packet of Elephant Vanilla Chai tea
that happened to fall out of my cabinet as I was getting the cinnamon out, and I wondered what would happen if I rolled the dough around in that before baking. Then, simply because I had the word “vanilla” in my head, the next thing that followed was “chocolate”. I pulled out some cocoa powder, too, while I was at it.
I followed the recipe on Books and Bites linked above, then in addition to the cinnamon sugar mix in one bowl, I used the packet of Elephant Vanilla Chai in a second bowl, and a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and a tablespoon of sugar in a third bowl. Then I rolled the dough balls in each of the various coatings. The results are delicious and definitely worth a try the next time you get an urge to make a snickerdoodle.
The original, cinnamon snickerdoodle is still my favorite; however, my husband is partial to the vanilla chai.