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Plate of Vegan Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Sticks.
Perfect Vegan Snickerdoodles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
29 mins
 

These vegan snickerdoodles are sweet, buttery, and flavored with a touch of cinnamon. Soft or crispy (depending on how long you bake them), they're easy to make and perfect for dunking!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free cookies, vegan cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
Ingredients
For the Cinnamon-Sugar Coating
  • ¼ cup organic granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the Cookie Dough
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegan butter (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ cups organic granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk (room temperature)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Make the coating by stirring the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.

  3. Whisk the flour, cornstarch, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, vanilla and almond extract together with an electric mixer at high speed for 2 minutes, until creamy.

  5. Beat in the milk, just until fully incorporated.

  6. Begin adding the flour mixture to the butter mixture, about 1 cup at a time, beating in each addition at low speed until fully incorporated.

  7. Once all the flour has been added, the mixture should form a soft dough. Use a cookie scoop or measuring spoon to measure out heaping tablespoons, shaping each one into a ball and rolling it in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.

  8. Arrange the dough balls on the baking sheets, with at least 2 inches of space between them.

  9. Bake the snickerdoodles for 11 to 14 minutes*.

  10. Transfer the baking sheets to a cooling rack and allow the cookies to cool and fully set for a few minutes before removing them from the baking sheets.

  11. Serve immediately or let them cool completely before placing them in a sealed container.

Recipe Notes

*Baking for 11 or 12 minutes should yield softer cookies, while baking for 13 or 14 minutes should give you crispier cookies.

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Vegan Snickerdoodles
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie (1/36 of recipe))
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Sodium 120mg5%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 18.1g6%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 9.8g11%
Protein 1.1g2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.