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

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makes approx 24 cookies or 12 deep dish cookies


  • 1/2 cup shortening, I used butter flavored
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 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 1/4 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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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

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

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


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

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

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

These are absolutely lovely! Yum!

Tiffany {A Clove of Garlic}

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

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

Dottie Wyatt

Wow, two of my favorites!

Tara Lynn

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

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

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?!


You definitely have a lot of super great ideas.


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

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

Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

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

Darla | Bakingdom

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


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

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!


I love the deep dish!

Janine (sugarkissed.net)

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

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


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

These are genius!! Love it!


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.


I love white chocolate and snickerdoodles together!

Nancy Anderson

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!


White chocolate inside a snickerdoodle. Brilliant!

Debra Kapellakis

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

Katrina @ In Katrina

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

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Such a great way to use that Easter candy!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

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


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

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!


Amazing and Simple, the perfect combination!

Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray)

Love these! They look so tasty!


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

Christina @ Ovenadventures

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

Heidi BundlesOf Hugs

Whoa, kids would love these!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

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


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


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


These looks amazing! What a fun twist!

lisa g

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


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.


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

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

Beth Wadsworth
OK. Lots of people saying these look delicious. I can verify that firsthand. I have been planning these for a couple of weeks now. I didn’t have a muffin top pan. I bought one for myself for Mother’s Day… I will have to say that it was a solid investment. Should I want to, I could sell these cookies for $5 each. Really. They are that big and that good. I won’t sell them. I smother my neighbors with them. They share their pool with us all summer long…and I feed them sweets (She looks like Tan Barbie for a… Read more »

Oh dear… Pinterest is going to kill me–it brought me here and I’ll blame it (not you) for the extra ten pounds I may put on making these. 😉