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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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80 Responses
  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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??

  9. 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?

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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