snickerdoodle cake balls

by @according2kelly on August 7, 2012

snickerdoodle cake balls?! or as my kids like to point out, they really should be called snickerdoodle cookie balls.

whatever you call them, they are delicious. (& the perfect way to carbo load for a 20  mile run, if you have a sweet tooth like me!)


snickerdoodle cake balls

2 1/2 cups crumbled soft snickerdoodle cookies (about 10 cookies)
2 tbsp plus 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup prepared vanilla frosting
1/4 cup granulated sugar
12 oz white chocolate or candy melts
1 cup crispy rice cereal (optional)

1. crumble the snickerdoodles into very fine pieces (the food processor works great)

2. add 1 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and the frosting to the cookie crumbs, and mix everything together (i used my hands). i usually add the frosting slowly. you want it moist enough to hold together when you press it into a ball, but not too frosting-rich that you lose the cookie taste.

3. use a small ice cream scooper to form 1-inch cookie balls. roll each cookie bal between your hands to make it perfectly round, & place it on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. refrigerate the cookie balls while you prepare the chocolate.

4. in your food processor, combine the granulated sugar, remaining 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, & optional crispy rice cereal (it gives a little crunch to the cookie ball coating), & mix until everything is nicely crumbled.

5. in a microwave-safe bowl (i prefer to use a glass bowl, plastic seems to retain heat & always burns my chocolate), melt the white chocolate or candy melts, and stir until it is smooth and free of lumps. pour the cinnamon-sugar topping into a shallow bowl.

6. using a toothpick, dip a cookie ball into the melted chocolate & cover the entire ball with chocolate. or, spoon a small amount of melted chocolate into the palm of your hand & roll the cookie ball in between the palms of your hands. however you do it, you want to cover the entire cookie ball with a thin layer of chocolate, & then immediately rolling the balls in the cinnamon-sugar bowl.

7. repeat this process until all of the cookie balls have been covered in white chocolate & rolled in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

8. store snickerdoodle cookie balls the refrigerator & allow the chocolate to harden. however, before devouring them, be sure to bring them to room temperature – they taste better that way!

if your house is anything like mine, the snickerdoodle cake balls won’t last long. who could possibly resist soft & chewy snickerdoodles mixed with frosting, dipped in white chocolate & coated with cinnamon sugar?! i know i can’t!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Abby @ BackAtSquareZero

I love snickerdoodles, I love cake, I love carbs... now I think I love you. Thank you


Yum!! My mouth is watering!! I need these!!


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