White Chocolate Filled Snickerdoodles


Sometimes things just come together.

Now is then.  Or then is now.

Whatever, it’s happening.


Like that time I put a Reese’s inside an Oreo or turned Bugles into Santa Hats…sometimes things just work like you plan.

Because honestly, that doesn’t always happen.


For example, there was this one time when I tried to make a cake into Yankee Stadium.

Seriously bad idea.

First off, I am no Ace of Cakes, and second, who knew that frosting weighs so much?  I was never great at math.

It totally collapsed and I was forced to eat the scraps.

(picture taken via iPhone in-between sobs and bites of frosting)

So yeah, when an idea hits and actually works it’s a minor miracle.


I had the idea for these White Chocolate filled Snickerdoodles when I made THESE a while back.

And I’m finally getting around to sharing with you.

They turned out good.  Real good.

My first idea was to make them “deep dish”.  I used my muffin top pan that has never once been used to make a muffin top.

I scooped a good sized 1/4 cup of snickerdoodle batter…

…and stuck 2 white chocolate candies inside.
I actually used some leftover white chocolate Easter Eggs, but you could use a white chocolate bar cut into chunks or individually wrapped white chocolates.


Don’t get hung up on the amount of white chocolate.  The more the merrier.

Just form the dough around the 2 pieces of white chocolate.

And then roll the ball into some cinnamon sugar.

Press each dough ball into a greased muffin top pan.

Bake them up and let them cool a bit.  You’ll end up with these…

Now.   If you don’t have a muffin top pan, I don’t want you to miss out.  Equality to all.

Just take a tablespoon sized portion of dough and wrap it around 1 white chocolate piece.

And bake them on an ungreased cookie sheet…

And you’ll end up with these:

Which look like this on the inside…

Sometimes an idea just comes together.

White Chocolate Filled Snickerdoodles
makes approx 24 cookies or 12 deep dish cookies
  • ½ cup shortening, I used butter flavored
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • approx 24 white chocolate pieces (like these Hersheys Bliss)
  1. Beat the shortening, butter, eggs, vanilla and sugar together. Set aside.
  2. Mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Then mix with the
  3. creamed sugar mixture until incorporated.
  4. Chill dough for at least 1 hour in refrigerator.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°
  6. Mix 2 Tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl
  7. Scoop a rounded tablespoon sized ball of dough and form it around 1 white chocolate piece. Roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar mix. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges slightly golden.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet 3 minutes before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.
Adaptation ~ If you make this recipe into deep dish cookies, use a heaping ¼ cup of cookie dough and stuff it with 2 chocolates, increase baking time to 12-14 minutes until edges start to golden.
Remember to spray your muffin top pan with cooking spray for easy release.


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April 17, 2012 1:36 pm

These look insanely delicious. I am a bit disappointed though that out of all the leftover Easter candy not one single bit of it is white chocolate. How could such a thing happen?

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
April 17, 2012 1:39 pm

These look AMAZING! My American friend made snickerdoodles for me one time and I keep meaning to try making them myself because they were really good, but they look even better filled with chocolate!!

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
April 17, 2012 1:41 pm

Shelly, you are TOO much! These look absolutely TO. DIE. FOR.

April 17, 2012 1:42 pm

oh my gosh! just when i thought snickerdoodles couldn’t get any better! kudos to you 🙂

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
April 17, 2012 1:43 pm

You’re a genius! For reals.

Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are}

OMG. Wow. Two of my favorites in one!! I made some snickerdoodle cupcakes around Christmastime that made me feel like I had died and gone to heaven, but these! These are even better because they’re not as much work!! Genius!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
April 17, 2012 1:53 pm

These are absolutely lovely! Yum!

Tiffany {A Clove of Garlic}
April 17, 2012 1:55 pm

oh, this DOES sound like it came together just right! Sorry about the Yankee Stadium… I have those moments too. Don’t we all?

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
April 17, 2012 2:03 pm

My hubby might just decide to leave me for you. Snickerdoodles are his favorite–and these look AWESOME.

Dottie Wyatt
Dottie Wyatt
April 17, 2012 2:04 pm

Wow, two of my favorites!

Tara Lynn
April 17, 2012 2:07 pm

YUM! I’m so glad you posted instructions for those of us who don’t own a muffin top pan (yet). Stupid question, but I’m curious: Where did you get those adorable dessert spoons I keep seeing??

Veronica Miller
Veronica Miller
April 17, 2012 2:11 pm

Ok, You are a dangerous woman! I LOVE your reeses banana bread and the creamsicle cookies, and now you give me these! My mouth thanks you but my waistline does not. Keep the great ideas coming!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
April 17, 2012 2:16 pm

Perfection. I have been on such a white chocolate and cinnamon kick lately, it’s like you read my mind. And just as other readers asked, where are those adorable spoons from?!

April 17, 2012 2:24 pm

You definitely have a lot of super great ideas.

April 17, 2012 2:32 pm

OMG…I wish I could eat one of those cookies right now. They look fantastic. Sorry about your Yankee Stadium cake…glad to see you didn’t let it go to waste. 🙂 megan

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Oh yes! I even have white chocolate that needs to get used soon! What a great idea!

Emilie @ Emilie
April 17, 2012 2:46 pm

I love snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips in them so I’m sure these would taste amazing!

Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
April 17, 2012 2:55 pm

Wow…Snickerdoodles and White Chocolate…what a great idea!

Darla | Bakingdom
April 17, 2012 3:12 pm

Oh my … Wait. What? Lordy … I’m speechless.

April 17, 2012 3:14 pm

My Hubs loves snickerdoodles and I love white chocolate. Hmm… I knew we were a good match 🙂 I love your idea! Thank you for sharing!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
April 17, 2012 3:20 pm

I made white chocolate snickerdoodles a few months ago. I was surprised that they were popular with folks as I just kind of made them on a whim but mine are more cookie like that yours…I love that your STUFFED these babies!

April 17, 2012 4:55 pm

I love the deep dish!

Janine (sugarkissed.net)
April 17, 2012 5:04 pm

The more the merrier indeed! My mom-in-law makes the best snickerdoodles. You just gave me a way to make them with a slightly different twist! Thanks!

the wanna be country girl
April 17, 2012 7:20 pm

Those look wonderful! I could go for 3 about now, and throw in a slice of Yankee Stadium. 🙂
Thanks for sharing,

April 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Ahh yes, the deep dish snickerdoodle cookies I heard about long ago when I did my deep dish snickerdoodle cups. I learned from the master, I must say. And um, I am hungry and these look amazing. Also, I need a muffin top pan in my life SO bad.

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
April 17, 2012 7:59 pm

These are genius!! Love it!

April 17, 2012 8:45 pm

Sometimes I wonder if I try to bake crazy things just so that they will get messed up and I can sit at home and eat the scraps and pretend to feel sorry for myself. Hmmm.

These are nothing less than amazing. For the record.

April 17, 2012 11:14 pm

I love white chocolate and snickerdoodles together!

Nancy Anderson
April 17, 2012 11:20 pm

These look absolutely amazing! The Snickerdoodle recipe I have is written on a 3 x 5 card in my 8th grade handwriting. I first made them in my 8th grade home- ec class. They are still one of my favorite cookies. Now I have a new way of trying them. thanks!

April 18, 2012 1:16 am

White chocolate inside a snickerdoodle. Brilliant!

Debra Kapellakis
Debra Kapellakis
April 18, 2012 2:19 am

lol…Just when I thought snickerdoodles couldn’t get any better! thank you for sharing

Katrina @ In Katrina
April 18, 2012 6:19 am

I love you forever and always. For real…cookie insanity in the best way going on here.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
April 18, 2012 7:31 am

Such a great way to use that Easter candy!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
April 18, 2012 8:56 am

oh those look good, I want to try the deep dish ones for sure!

April 18, 2012 9:20 am

You have a knack for making everything look so easy. I’ve made stuffed cookies a couple of times, but they never turned out quite right. Gotta go try these.

Catalina @ Cake with Love
April 18, 2012 10:11 am

I just found your blog and I am so happy, I love everything about it, the design, the header is doooo cute and these cookies, all I can say is wow, they look so soft and that cream inside them is gorgeous!

Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray)

Love these! They look so tasty!

April 18, 2012 1:19 pm

These are so beautiful! I love the gooey white chocolate oozing out.

Christina @ Ovenadventures
April 18, 2012 1:36 pm

I need me a muffin top pan for cookies! these sound fabulous.

Heidi BundlesOf Hugs
April 18, 2012 4:49 pm

Whoa, kids would love these!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
April 19, 2012 10:59 am

The insides look so melty and gooey! Love that! The muffin top pan is great for stuff like this.

April 19, 2012 11:42 am

I cant wait to try this chocolate sounds really good to eat..Thanks for sharing this post..

April 19, 2012 11:57 am

Honestly, my mouth is watering just looking at these. These might be a perfect edition to our blogger bake sale next weekend!


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April 23, 2012 11:50 pm

These looks amazing! What a fun twist!

lisa g
lisa g
April 24, 2012 9:17 pm

what If i made these with sugar cookie batter??? would that work

April 25, 2012 11:17 am

I love the fact that your cookie sheet looks as “used” as mine. I get embarrassed sometimes if someone comes to help me bake. I hope they realize my pans are very well seasoned.

April 25, 2012 6:28 pm

LOVE this. I cannot wait to try this out. Thank you for sharing an alternative to those who don’t own a muffin top pan. But the idea of baking them a muffin top pan is so tempting-I might need to go buy one soon.

Beth Wadsworth
Beth Wadsworth
May 20, 2012 4:16 pm

You really do. I got one cheap at Walmart. It is Wilton brand and it was perfect! Definitely worth the investment.


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