Hot Tamale Snickerdoodles

November 12, 2013

In keeping with my assertion that fall is the perfect season to enjoy cinnamon flavored treats I wanted to share another cinnamon dessert to enjoy throughout these fall months. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. They are perfect eaten by themselves, but are even better when paired with a nice mug of apple cider or sandwiched into ice cream sandwiches. There is something very warm and comforting about the sugary cinnamon flavor and slight chew of the cookies that makes me reach my hand back into the cookie jar for just one more.

Well let me tell you, these snickerdoodles are like standard snickerdoodles on overdrive. They still have the warmth and gentle spice of the cinnamon and sugar coating but they are also studded with bits of spicy Hot Tamale cinnamon candy. The cinnamon of the candy is not warm and comforting. Instead it is bold and spicy and that is what makes it so great. The combination of the spicy candy and chewy cookie is so good I may never want to make regular snickerdoodles again. They are best when still slightly warm from the oven, but they are great at room temperature too. These cookies would be a fun addition to a cookie exchange or dessert buffet. They are sure to catch people’s attention and leave them wanting more.

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