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Friday, January 11, 2008

Chocodoodle? A Leap Into The Unknown

Chocodoodle, a variation of the Snickerdoodle is a simple cookie with a whimsical name. If you need a sweet, simple snack and only have moments to spare, this is your cookie.

I stumbled upon the recipe when I was frantically seeking something quick to bake and serve to Izzy and his playdate. I opened up The Domestic Goddess and flipped to Snickerdoodles. The name definitely appealed and I was relieved to find I had all the ingredients on hand. I whipped this up in under 30 minutes. I should have gotten the kids to roll the balls of dough but they were too excited since it was their first playdate at our house.

This plain and simple cookie goes well with tea.

Chocodoodles (from The Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson)


1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour less two tablespoons

two tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter at room temperature

1/3 cup plus two tablespoons sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cinnamon

Combine first five ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl cream the butter and 1/3 cup sugar, until light in texture and pale in color, then beat in egg and vanilla. Now stir in dry ingredients until you have a smooth mixture. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Roll walnut-sized balls of dough and roll in cinnamon-sugar and arrange on parchment-lined cookie sheets.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown (or so Nigella says, but chocolate is already brown so...use your judgement!). Makes about 32

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