Surpise Soul Mates: Strawberry Snickerdoodles

Strawberry and cinnamon are not obvious soul mates.  They are not like peanut butter and chocolate. They are the couple who when you find out they’re a couple, you go, “Really?” But then you see them together and see their chemistry, and you are like, “Ok, I see it now.”

I just thought I should let you know that you will have a revelation like this one when you eat these cookies. I’m usually a chocolate girl when it comes to cookies, cakes…well, desserts in general, I guess, but I make one exception and that is for snickerdoodles, especially these ones. Imagine a soft, pillowy mound of sugary goodness studded with juicy strawberries and lightly sprinkled with cinnamon sugar flavor.

Holy crap, they’re good.

Strawberry Snickerdoodles

makes 1 1/2 dozen

3/4 c sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/3 c + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 c chopped fresh strawberries

1 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.  Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

Fold in the chopped strawberries.

Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon in a small bowl.

Use your cookie scoop (or a tablespoon would work) and plop the dough balls, one at a time, right into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and roll it around.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets (or use parchment paper).

Bake 14 to 15 minutes.  Cool on the pan for 10 minutes.

Then enjoy!

yes, I took the biggest bite ever

Oh, one more thing.  My mom had such a great idea to make these into whoopie pies by putting some whipped cream in between two cookies.  She’s a genius.
*basic snickerdoodle recipe slightly adapted from All Recipes.
“hungry monster” is Renee from, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site.  She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes.  Go visit her blog and say hi.

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  • I feel ya. I love strawberries and cinnamon together!

  • Miss K May 14, 2012  

    Oooh. I’ve been wanting to make snickerdoodles, and now I have added incentive. Thanks!

  • Lindsey C. May 16, 2012  


  • Dana L July 2, 2012  

    Made these last night for the fam……new favorite. Gave me ideas to try fruit in other cookie recipes. Can’t wait to try them out!!!

  • h7h7 August 20, 2012  

    Gave me ideas to try fruit in other cookie recipes ,please.

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