Snickerdoodle Cookies- Soft, fluffy, and oh-so-delicious! A sweet, creamy, made from scratch dough with hints of butter and vanilla is rolled in a delectable mixture of cinnamon and sugar before being baked to perfection. In under 20 minutes, the heavenly fragrance of freshly baked snickerdoodles will fill your house, bringing everyone in it drooling for a taste.
If you love the flavor of cinnamon and sugar, this classic snickerdoodle cookie recipe is for you! Something about that perfect combination of sugar, cinnamon, and soft dough just gets me every time. And when they're fresh out of the oven? Forget about it! They melt in your mouth with a soft and chewy texture with every bite. Whether you enjoy them with a glass of almond milk or a cup of coffee, these cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
A snickerdoodle is a centuries-old cookie that is very well-known. The traditional recipe for this timeless treat includes flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and baking powder. However, to make this snickerdoodle recipe vegan friendly, we will be using alternative ingredients in place of some of the standard components. Dough for snickerdoodles is rolled into balls before being coated in cinnamon sugar and baked until golden brown. Snickerdoodle cookies have a crispy exterior but are soft and chewy inside. They are the perfect cookie for any occasion!
Why You’ll Love This Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
- Kid-Friendly- This recipe is easy to follow, and it doesn't require any special equipment. It's perfect for letting kids get involved and help you in the kitchen.
- Great As Gifts- Cookies are always a popular DIY present. Fill a festive container or bag with them, tie on some beautiful ribbon, and give them out as gifts for any holiday or occasion.
- Classic- Soft, flavorful, and perfect for any holiday or gathering, snickerdoodles are a timeless treat.
- Quick To Prepare- You can satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious homemade snickerdoodles in less than 30 minutes!
Equipment Needed To Make Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Small Bowl
- Baking Sheets
- Parchment Paper or Silicone Mats
- Wire Cooling Rack
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
Ingredients For Your Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Vegan Butter
- Unrefined Sugar
- Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- All-Purpose Flour
- Cream of Tartar
- Baking Soda
- Unrefined Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
How To Make Snickerdoodle Cookies
Snickerdoodles are simple to make at home! In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in the wet ingredients until smooth. Combine dry components in a separate mixing bowl before gradually adding them to the butter mixture until thoroughly combined. Then chill the dough for easier handling. Once chilled, preheat the oven and prepare the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Roll dough into balls before rolling them in cinnamon sugar and putting them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in the oven. After baking, transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool before enjoying!
What to Serve/Pair with Homemade Snickerdoodles
Snickerdoodle cookies make for a great afternoon sweet treat or after-dinner dessert with a cold glass of almond milk, a hot cup of coffee, or warm fresh Apple Cider.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
Snickerdoodles are incredibly versatile and may be customized to suit every event or holiday! Add espresso, vegan chocolate chips, or peanut butter filling throughout the year. For a warm and cozy taste, add pumpkin puree or oatmeal during the fall. In the summer months, shredded coconut with a touch of lemon or lime extract gives a distinctive tropical vibe that goes perfect with the warmer weather. During the Christmas season, add a little peppermint to get you in the spirit of the holidays.
How To Reheat & Store Snickerdoodle Cookies
Best Way To Store Snickerdoodles?
To store Snickerdoodle cookies, put them in an airtight container or a resealable freezer bag. To prevent moisture build-up in the container, make sure cookies are completely cooled before storing them.
How Long Will Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies Last In The Fridge?
Snickerdoodles will stay fresh for up to a week in the refrigerator if kept in an airtight container, but you do not need to refrigerate them. They'll keep for about a week at room temperature as well.
Can I Freeze Snickerdoodle Cookies?
Yes, Snickerdoodles are ideal for freezing. Once the cookies have cooled down, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag and keep them frozen for up to 6 months in the freezer.
How To Reheat Homemade Snickerdoodles?
Snickerdoodles are wonderful at room temperature, but if you'd like to warm them up, put a few in the microwave for a couple of seconds. If reheating from frozen, allow them to sit at room temperature until dethawed, then enjoy.
Snickerdoodle Cookie FAQs
Can I make these Snickerdoodle cookies ahead of time?
Yes! Follow the recipe until the dough is formed. Let it chill in the refrigerator once you've made the dough until you're ready to bake.
I cannot find the cream of tartar at my local supermarket. Is there something else I can use?
Yes, cream of tartar is a by-product of winemaking that is highly acidic. When it reacts with baking soda, carbon dioxide gas is released. That gas aids in the rise and fluffy texture of your snickerdoodles (and other baked goods). Because cream of tartar may be hard to come by at the grocery store, another option is to use lemon juice or vinegar. These ingredients are also acidic, so they will help the baking soda do its job.
Can I use flax eggs instead of apple sauce for this recipe?
Yes, you may replace apple sauce with flax seed eggs by combining 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water and letting it sit for about 10 minutes to thicken the consistency of eggs, then follow the recipe as directed.
Do you flatten Snickerdoodles before baking them?
Yes. Flattening the dough balls before baking them will help them spread out more in the oven. Doing so will result in a more even thickness and less chance of the cookies becoming overcooked on the edges.
Are Snickerdoodles and Sugar Cookies the same thing?
No. The difference between Snickerdoodles and sugar cookies is really just in the flavoring. Snickerdoodles have a more pronounced cinnamon flavor, while sugar cookies are just sweetened with sugar. However, they can both be made made made in the same way.
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- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted vegan butter softened
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup applesauce
- 2 tbsp almondmilk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add apple sauce, almond milk and vanilla and beat until creamy.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture until creamy.
- Cover and chill dough several hours or overnight for easier handling.
- Remove dough from refrigerator and let set out while oven is preheating.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Shape dough into balls and then roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture.
- Place on prepared baking sheet. Flatten each cookie.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes for softer cookies, longer if you like them crispy.
- Place onto wire rack to cool.
- Store in airtight container.