The basis for this delightful recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs, and I have a lot of them, Cookies and Cups. It’s a recipe not only for a snicker doodle, which is one of my favorite cookies, but for a snicker doodle with CHOCOLATE in the center. How can this be a bad thing, pretty much ever?
So I tried her recipe and found I wanted some Ultra Gel in it and a few other changes, including swapping out some of the flour for whole wheat, and I preferred a mix of white chocolate and semi sweet for the filling. I would have liked to try it in the deep dish pan, but alas I don’t have one. So I dealt with just making 1 ounce cookies and stuffing them full. They were voted highly yummy by children, nieces, nephews, friends, husbands and kids from church. That’s a pretty good track record don’t you think?
Chocolate Stuffed Snickerdoodles (Original recipe at Cookies and Cups)
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbl Ultra Gel
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon (freshly ground, if you please)
2 tbsp sugar
chocolate pieces (I used semi sweet and white chocolate discs from the chocolate store)
Preheat oven to 350. Cream shortening, butter, eggs, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add Ultra Gel and vanilla and beat well. Mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Then mix with the creamed sugar mixture. Mix 2 Tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl.
Scoop a rounded tablespoon sized ball of dough and form it around chocolate pieces. Roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar mix. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 minutes or until edges slightly golden.
Cool and eat…if they last long enough to cool. But watch your lips…hot, melty chocolate is hot.
Here are my ‘in process’ pictures. I took a lovely finished product picture, but it came out as a large white blur, and by the time I realized it was a white blur…we’d eaten all the cookies and couldn’t get another shot!