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The classic snickerdoodle taken to the next level! These Chewy Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles are made with creamy cookie butter and whole wheat flour! A must add recipe to your baking list!

Stack of chewy cookie butter snickerdoodle cookies | @thefreshcooky

I am a sucker for a classic snickerdoodle, or any chewy, gooey caramel-y style cookie, like these Chewy Blondies.

But it seems EVERYONE has a recipe for one, so instead, I thought I’d try something a little different. Adding cookie butter takes this cookie up a notch, staying true to the cinnamon, sugar cookie we know and love, the cookie butter adds even more fall spices, flavor and goodness to this great recipe.

Chewy Cookie Butter Snickerdoodle Cookie with giant bite taken | thefreshcooky.com

Making the Classic into Fantastic

My classic recipe, which I’ll provide in the recipe at the end of the post, has always had good, quality ingredients. No cream of tartar (cause who uses that except in Snickerdoodles?) and they are made with whole wheat flour to boot! A healthier cookie!

Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles cooling on wire rack | @thefreshcooky

Supplies Needed to Make Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles

Plate of Cookie Butter Soft Snickerdoodles | thefreshcooky.com

I am all about the “chewy” and “soft” in my cookies! Like my best chewy chocolate chip cookies or these amazing Brownie Sandwich Cookies.

Why is “Creaming” the Butter and Sugar so Important?

Here is the simple answer, creaming butter and sugar beats air into the butter, providing structure to the baked goods, while sugar helps hold the air.

creaming butter, sugar adding vanilla | thefreshcooky.com

Add egg and egg white, beat well, about 1 minute. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and add to creamed mixture, beating until combined, about 1 minute.

Combine cinnamon/sugar in a small bowl, scoop or shape the dough into walnut sized balls, rolling in cinnamon sugar mixture until coated. Place 2 inches art on an ungreased cookie sheet. Refrigerate 10 minutes prior to baking.

Bake for 8-9 minutes, cooling for 2 minutes before transferring to wire cooling rack. Cookies will puff and flatten as they bake, then cool. For chewier cookies, bake less, for crispier cookies bake a bit longer.

TFC TIP | Remember ovens vary significantly in temperatures, it’s okay to check early to make sure they aren’t baking too fast. I highly suggest purchasing an oven thermometer and if necessary increase or decrease oven temp until you get desired results.

giant bite from cookie butter snickerdoodle | @thefreshcooky

How Do I Store Snickerdoodles?

My sarcastic response would be, “in your tummy” **wink-wink**. Best stored on the counter in an airtight container for up to 4 days. May be frozen up to 3 months, bring to room temp, or place on cookie sheet frozen and warm in 350 degree oven for 2 minutes.

Stack of Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles on plate with cookies in background | thefreshcooky.com

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Yield: 36 Cookies

Chewy Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles

Chewy Cookie Butter Snickerdoodle Cookie with giant bite taken | thefreshcooky.com

The classic Snickerdoodle cookie with a TWIST! Adding creamy Cookie Butter takes these classic cookies to a whole new level.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles

  • 1 cup butter, room temp (salted or unsalted, real butter no blends)
  • 1 ¼ cups all natural cane sugar (regular granulated sugar may be subbed)
  • ½ cup creamy cookie butter (I used Lotus, but have used Trader Joe's too)
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups light whole wheat flour (regular whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour will work too)
  • 1 ¼ cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 2 tablespoons all natural cane sugar (regular granulated sugar may be subbed)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Classic Snickerdoodles

  • 1 cup butter, room temp (salted or unsalted, real butter no blends)
  • 1 ½ cups all natural cane sugar (regular granulated sugar may be subbed)
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups light whole wheat flour (regular whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour will work too)
  • 1 ¼ cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or mixing bowl with hand mixer) cream the sugar and butter until fluffy, on medium-high about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add egg, egg white and vanilla, and beat additional 2 minutes on medium-high.
  3. In medium bowl, add whole wheat flour, regular flour, baking soda and salt, whisk to combine. Slowly add dry mixture to creamed mixture with mixer on low, scraping sides of bowl until just combined. Don't overmix.
  4. Combine Cinnamon and Sugar in small bowl for topping.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop or spoon, shape dough into walnut sized balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate 10 minutes prior to baking.
  6. Bake at 375° for 8-9 minutes, cookies will puff and flatten as they bake. Bake a little less for chewier cookies and longer for crisp cookies.
  7. Store in airtight container on counter for 3-5 days, may be frozen up to 3 months. Thaw on counter or place on cookie sheet in 350 oven for 2-3 minutes until warm.


Classic Snickerdoodles Instructions

Use alternate ingredients listed above omitting cookie butter and increasing sugar slightly, follow steps 1-7 for a delicious cookie!

Notes

Oven temperatures vary, I recommend getting an oven thermometer. Sometimes you need to bake 25° warmer or cooler.

Plus this recipe was created and baked at high altitude. Start with the lower time, checking a minute or so beforehand to get the perfect cookie.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36 cookies

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc.

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Lynn Spencer

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

You had me at Cooke Butter...no wait, I mean you had me at Snickerdoodle! Two of my favs in one cookie!

Kathleen

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Haha! Always love it when I make someone drool! :-)

Jennifer A Stewart

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

I am digging this cookie butter recipe! I love cookies but anything with cookie butter is better!!

Kathleen

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Totally agreed Jennifer!! Cookie Butter Body Butter??? Hmmmm!

Julie Menghini

Monday 14th of October 2019

These cookies look so tender and delicious. I can only imagine how they taste with the cookie butter!

Kathleen

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Thank you Julie, they are all those things with the slight "ginger-ness" of the cookie butter adding great, subtle flavors.

Lisa Hitzeman

Monday 14th of October 2019

I love snickerdoodles! I can't wait to try this recipe!

Kathleen

Monday 14th of October 2019

Thanks Lisa!!

Sandra Shaffer

Sunday 13th of October 2019

I love baking with whole wheat flour too. Adding cookie butter to my shopping list and will be making these cookies asap. These will pack up nicely to send to my nephews this holiday season.

Kathleen

Monday 14th of October 2019

For sure Sandra, they should travel quite well!

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