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Snickerpoodles


Snickerpoodles

Snickerpoodles

Yield

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
Chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips
Prepared white icing (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Let dough stand at room temperature about 15 minutes.
  2. Combine dough, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and vanilla in large bowl; beat until well blended. Combine sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl. For each poodle face, shape 1/2 tablespoon dough into oval. Roll in cinnamon-sugar; place on prepared cookie sheet. For poodle ears, divide 1/2 tablespoon dough in half; shape each half into teardrop shape. Roll in cinnamon-sugar; place on cookie sheet at either side of face. For top of poodle head, shape scant teaspoon dough into oval. Roll in cinnamon-sugar; place on cookie sheet at top of face.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press 1 chocolate chip and 2 mini chocolate chips upside down in face for nose and eyes. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Decorate with icing, if desired.

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