Friday, May 18, 2012

White Chocolate Filled Snickerdoodles

Hello all,

I couldn't imagine a more gloomy past couple of days. Rainy, dreary, and making me sleepy to be quite honest. But what better way to beat a rainy day then with a fresh batch of cookies?

I saw this pin on Pinterest for White Chocolate Filled Snickerdoodles and I almost shouted out loud with excitement until I realized I was working in the computer lab and would most likely be seen as a bit off my rocker.

I was so excited that I even broke out the real cinnamon for the occasion. No cassia for these cookies - pure Siagon Cinnamon my friends.

So my whole kitchen smells divinely spicy right now, but I did run into one small issue...why did I think white chocolate chips would melt like regular white chocolate? I can't tell you what happened inside my brain at the moment where I thought I could sub them, but sadly, as in all other chip cookies, they did not melt.

BUT the cookies are so out of this world that I don't even care. I know the real cinnamon is a bit pricier and harder to acquire than the grocery store type, but I am telling you it is worth every penny. Well, mine was given to me for free from my friend's dad (score!) but still. Worth. Every. Penny.

And in case your curious what I've been doing with myself now that my entire junior year of college is over...

I'm learning to cook! A girl can't live on cookies and brownies forever you know (though I'd love to try). So far I've succeeded in the following: Penne Alla Vodka, Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes, Spaghetti with Capers, Olives & Tomatoes, and even Stuffed Peppers! I did learn, however, that it is a bad idea to let me try and use my camera while attempting to cook. After almost dropping it in the vodka sauce, I decided learning was more important than photographing.

Slowly, but surely, I will learn to be as brave in the savory kitchen as I am in the sweet. Hopefully.

That's all for now; I'm off to scour the internet for a newly inspiring sweet treat to make and share with you all.

Happy Baking!

White Chocolate Filled Snickerdoodles 
Via Cookies&Cups

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
24 white chocolate candies, such as Hersey Bliss etc.

1. In medium bowl sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl beat together butter and shortening before adding sugar. Beat until well combined.
3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
4. Fold flour mixture into egg mixture until dough forms. Store dough in refrigerator for an hour to set up before baking.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
6. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, then make small indentation with your thumb in the center of each. Place one white chocolate candy in the center and roll dough back into a ball, covering the candy completely.
7. Mix together 1 tsp cinnamon and 2 tbsp sugar in small bowl. Roll filled dough-balls in cinnamon sugar, then place on cookie sheet.
8. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until they just start to brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on pan before moving to wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Jessica: I'm so proud of all your cooking AND baking endeavors. It has been so much fun to watch your progress online with excellent photographs and crisp writing. Congrats.

    1. Thank you Sara!

      It means so much to hear this from you. I can't thank you enough for all of the help and support you've given me from the very start. I have a confidence in my writing that I never would have had without you.

      I'll be starting another blog as part of an independent study for my senior year that focuses on food writing/studies. I'll be sure to share the link with you as it will be (I hope) the foundations of the book I want to eventually write. :D

  2. I certainly wasn't doing this kind of baking and cooking when I was in college. Kudos to you!! I love this combo of white chocolate and snickerdoodle flavors. :) Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Ramona!

      It's definitely one of my new favorite flavor combos; I think next time I'll just throw in a cup of chips instead of trying to get them to melt in the center.

      Enjoy your week as well!

  3. These cookies look so tasty - I'm really starving now:) Glad to have discovered your blog on Foodbuzz! :)

    1. Hello scrumptiouspumpkin!

      Thank you so much for commenting and it's nice to meet you! I love Foodbuzz for connecting with other food bloggers :D