My parents came to help out during my last 8 treatments of radiation in my fight against breast cancer so I wanted to bake some cookies. My daddy loves snickerdoodles and my husband loves chocolate so I combined the two and oh my they were fantastic and gone in no time!
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
My two favorite cookies are snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies. Combining the two was genius! These cookies were nice and crispy on the outside and had a buttery soft center.
sifted all purpose flour
cream of tarter
soft butter or margarine (2 sticks)
10 oz bag of Ghiradelli (60% cacao) bittersweet chocolate chips
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a separate bowl.
In a standup mixer or separate bowl cream your butter/margarine, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
Next slowly add the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture until dough like. Fold in the chocolate chips and chill for an hour or so. This makes the rolling of the dough easier.
You will need some cinnamon and sugar to roll the cookie dough in. (I always have this made up and kept on hand). Take sugar about 1/4 cup and then add a tsp or so of cinnamon to it in a small bowl or plastic container. Set aside.
Once the dough is chilled, take a heaping tablespoon full and roll in a ball with your hands, roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you don't have parchment paper then on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 350° preheated oven. 8 to 9 minutes for a soft gooey cookie or 10 minutes for a firm cookie. My daddy likes firm cookies. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container. Mine didn't make it to a container.
Just a little story: After baking these cookies I placed them cookies on a redware dish I had and took them out to my daddy to see if he wanted some, well I had to run into the house and completely forgot about the cookies, my momma came in with an empty plate and said my daddy wanted a refill! Holy Cow he ate those cookies in less than 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband only got 2 of those cookies! Needless to say I made another batch. In all reality this batch makes approximately 3 dozen cookies plenty for sharing unless your daddy is a "Cookie Monster"!