Rich cookie butter, salty pretzels & white chocolate in these Loaded Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles are a delicious twist on a classic snickerdoodle cookie!
Ready to stock your cookie jar with more fun holiday cookies?! These Loaded Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles are the best! So easy to make and kids will love helping too. Grab your favorite pretzels, some white chocolate chips, and cookie butter. It doesn’t matter if you like it creamy and crunchy, this spread is going to take your snickerdoodle cookie recipe to a whole new level of deliciousness no one can resist!
You know those prepared cookie dough tubs kids sell in the winter – just like the wrapping paper catalogs we all whored out as kids? Well, a couple neighborhood kids came by last year, peddling their wares and I got sucked in. I bought one tub of snickerdoodle cookie dough. They weren’t sure when the cookies were coming in, but they would gladly take my money. But I went with it since they had a catalog and legit order form. A few weeks later the cookie dough arrived…and then it sat in my fridge for a few weeks. Snickerdoodle dough is just about the only cookie dough I’m not inclined to eat raw with a spoon.
That same year I made these SUPER yummy cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod. They were Christmas drop cookies with pretzels and chocolate chips mixed in. Inspiration hit and I started grabbing fun cookie add-ins from my pantry. Since snickerdoodles have that whole cinnamon and caramelized sugar taste going on, I figured the rich flavor of the cookie would be a great pairing. And I was right! These cookie butter snickerdoodles are the perfect balance of sweet, salty, crispy, and chewy. A cookie lover’s dream!
Loaded Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles
Loaded Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles are a delicious twist on a classic snickerdoodle cookie! Rich cookie butter, salty pretzels, and white chocolate have these cookies disappearing right from the baking sheet!
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar or baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup cookie butter spread
- 1 cup crushed pretzels
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone or parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, cream of tartar, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add eggs, vanilla, and cookie butter to the butter mixture. Beat until smooth and combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two additions. Beat until just combined after each addition. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the pretzels and white chocolate chips.
In a small bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
Portion cookie dough with a small cookie scoop onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Roll each portion into a ball. roll the ball in the cinnamon/sugar mixture until completely coated. Return to the baking sheet.
Bake for13 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the pan, and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will settle and set up as they cool.
If you like more cookie butter flavor, you can increase the amount to 3/4 cup.
When crushing the pretzels, you want lots of small pieces vs crumbs and powder. The idea is to not have pretzels sticking out of the cookies, but have them small enough to be rolled into dough balls.