Oh sweet cinnamon and sugar.  I feel that this pair comes through my house at least once a week.  Thank goodness for Costco Cinnamon tubs!  I have used the same snickerdoodle recipe for years, but I thought it was about time I mix it up.  The only thing I changed, was that I added brown sugar, and I made cinnamon chips!  The chips added a whole new dimension to the cookie, and brought a burst of cinnamon flavor.

To make the chips, I just mixed sugar, cinnamon, shortening and corn syrup.  That turned into a crumbley mixture that I poured onto a cookie sheet with foil and baked.  Once it was cooked I removed the flatened out sheets of cinnamon and let it dry.

Then I chopped those up into little chips, and mixed them into my batter.

Next I scooped about 2 tablespoons into a ball and rolled it in cinnamon sugar.

Once the balls of dough were covered, I placed them on an ungreased baking sheet and flatten them slightly with my palm.  Then sprinkled a bit of Pure Cane Sugar on top.

Then bake at 400 for 8 minutes!

Once I took them out of the oven I sprinkled on some extra cane sugar!  Then you can try to let them cool… but if you can’t wait much longer, give them a try!



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Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles



Cinnamon Chips:

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Cinnamon Chips:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix all ingredents together. Pour crumbles onto a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until melted and bubbling. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, break or chop into pieces.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Mix in cinnamon chips. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with extra can sugar (optional). Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets. Sprinkle with extra sugar if desired!