White Chocolate Dipped Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies

I’m currently in Colorado where we’ll be spending Christmas with my family.  We got in last night and it was a whopping negative eight degrees outside.   It dropped another ten degrees this morning.  I’m not sure how I grew up here.  I step outside and my bones hurt.

It was a crazy week trying to get everything done before we left.  I didn’t cook a single meal for my family.  We survived the week on these White Chocolate Dipped Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies.  

 Just look at the army I made….
And that was just one countertop covered in cookies. 
I saw Averie’s Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies a few weeks ago and could not wait to try them.  They’re a little bit like a sugar cookie, a little bit like a snicker doodle, infused with extra vanilla flavor.  I adapted the recipe just slightly by adding some cinnamon in to enhance the snicker doodle flavor, a little extra vanilla, and then dipped these babies in white chocolate.  

Now that was a good decision.

The dough is a quick one to make but does require some chilling time.  I got really impatient and the longest I could let mine chill was about an hour.  The longer you let it chill the thicker the cookies will turn out.   So suit your own fancy with that.

  So thank you Averie, for the five pounds I gained in cookies these week.  Guess I’ll have to buck up, bundle up, and go for a run in this freezing cold weather.  Does running in negative degree weather burn more calories??   

White Chocolate Dipped Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies
1/2 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 tbsp heavy cream (or milk)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
6 oz white chocolate or almond bark
In a stand mixer, beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugars and continue beating on medium-high speed until well combined and creamed together.
Scrape the sides of the bowl down, then add egg, heavy cream, and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy (3-5 minutes).
Stop, scrape down sides of the bowl again, beat on low speed and gradually add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix until just combined.
Chill dough for 3 hours (I let mine chill for an hour).
Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough into small balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes (9 was my magic #). Remove from oven and let cool completely before moving to a cooling rack.
Once cooled, melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on low heat and stirring every 30 seconds. Continue until completely melted. Dip one half of cookies in the white chocolate then place on waxed paper or foil until chocolate is set.
***Averie’s note: if you live in a humid climate or the dough seems loose or wet, add up to 1/4 cup more flour.
yields: 1 1/2 dozen cookies (depending on size)
ever so slightly adapted from Averie Cooks.


  1. Blog is the New black December 22, 2012

    These look delicious!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 22, 2012

    Mmm looks fabulous!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks December 23, 2012

    I’m so glad you made them and dipped them in white chocolate. And cinnamon & vanilla are my favorites – along with white chocolate!

    You’ve got all the bases covered!

  4. Grandbabycakes December 24, 2012

    Yummo! These look simple gorgoeus!

  5. Brittany Peters December 30, 2012

    These look amazing!!!

  6. Kim December 31, 2012

    Okay, made these as a Sunday treat for my husband. He LOVED them! These will definitely be made again at our house. Thanks!

  7. Trish - Mom On Timeout December 31, 2012

    That’s a lot of cookies! So pretty too! Pinning!

  8. These look so, so good! These I have to try:)

  9. lisaiscooking January 5, 2013

    The white chocolate looks so great on these! I want one for breakfast.

  10. Desiree Martinez February 13, 2013

    Just made these for my honey for Valentines day :) So excited for him to try them THANKS


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