Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies are so chewy and soft, you'll never believe they're gluten-free! Rolled in homemade cinnamon sugar, they're the perfect simple cookie recipe.
VEGAN SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE RECIPE
Of all the vegan cookie recipes, this has to be my favorite. These sweet and spiced Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies are so fluffy and soft, you'll never believe they're gluten-free, too!
These simple homemade cookies are rolled in cinnamon sugar for a delicate but delicious dessert. There's no occasion where you can't serve them! Find your new favorite Christmas cookie today.
INGREDIENTS IN VEGAN SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
All-purpose gluten-free flour: I use gluten-free flours to keep all my vegan baking wheat free, too! I always use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free baking flour!
Sugar: Caster sugar is super fine and perfect for baking, but you can always use regular white sugar for this recipe, too.
Xanthan gum: When you're working with gluten-free flour, you always need a little xanthan gum to make up for the lost wheat.
Cream of tartar: This is what gives snickerdoodle cookies that classic tang!
Baking soda: Vegan snickerdoodle cookies are fluffy like cake, but they're so easy to make!
Baking powder: I use two leavening agents in these cookies. I promise it's worth it.
Cinnamon: I use cinnamon in the dough and as a garnish. You can never have enough!
Vegan butter: Make sure the butter is melted but cool to the touch so it doesn't dissolve the sugar.
Vanilla extract: If you love cookies and cakes, you definitely love vanilla extract. It's got all that warm flavor in just a few drops.
Almond milk: You just need a splash of milk to keep the cookies moist and the dough plyable.
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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
- First, preheat the oven and line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper. I always bake these vegan cookies in batches.
- Then, mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
- Now, whisk together the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon in a second mixing bowl.
- Next, add the melted vegan butter, vanilla extract, and almond milk to the flour mixture. Mix until you have a firm cookie dough.
- Form the cookie dough balls with your hands and roll them in the cinnamon sugar.
- Put the snickerdoodle cookie dough on the baking sheets and flatten each ball slightly with a glass or your hand.
- Now, chill the flattened dough balls in the fridge.
- Finally, bake until the edges are perfectly golden brown. Let them cool on a rack, and try not to eat them all at once!
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH VEGAN SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
Make a whole gluten-free cookie platter with these copycat tagalongs! This salty sweet combo is one that you just cannot resist.
When you're snacking on your breakfast snickerdoodle cookie — I'm not judging — you'll want some of this creamy oat milk latte, too! Skip the Starbucks drive-thru and make lattes at home.
You can always find me in the afternoon with some homemade cold brew coffee. The cinnamon sugar cookies are such a perfect complement for my afternoon pick-me-up.
WHAT CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR CREAM OF TARTAR IN SNICKERDOODLES?
If your cookies are missing that hint of tanginess, you need cream of tartar! Also used for tartar sauce, this powdered seasoning is perfect for some cookie recipes.
In traditional recipes, it helps stabilize the egg whites, but there's no eggs in this vegan cookie recipe! It also activates the baking soda, giving snickerdoodles that classic rise.
If you want to ditch the cream of tartar completely, skip the baking soda, too, and add a couple more teaspoons of baking powder. However, if you've never tried them, I highly suggest using the cream of tartar!
IS A SNICKERDOODLE A SUGAR COOKIE WITH CINNAMON?
While snickerdoodle cookies and sugar cookies look a lot alike, they're totally different cookies!
Traditional sugar cookies are rolled in plain white sugar, but snickerdoodles are rolled in cinnamon sugar. They also often have cinnamon in the dough for an extra punch of flavor.
If you love these vegan snickerdoodle cookies, try these amazing donut holes in the air fryer dusted with cinnamon sugar!
There are so many choices when it comes to gluten-free flours. We typically use a gluten-free all-purpose flour. We have found that Bob's Red Mill (blue bag) Gluten Free Cup for Cup works well with our recipes. It is important to get the BLUE bag and not the red bag.
MORE YUMMY VEGAN DESSERT RECIPES
These tangy and delicious gluten-free lemon and cranberry cookies are perfect literally all year long! My kids beg for them in the summer, and they're a common centerpiece on our Christmas dessert table.
Once you make these super easy fried Oreos in the air fryer, you'll never look back. It's truly the perfect sweet snack!
Everyone needs a perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. These are so chewy and soft, packed with rolled oats and dark chocolate chips.
I've been putting this vegan cream cheese frosting on everything recently, not just cakes! Dip a snickerdoodle cookie in, and your world will be forever changed.
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Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheets
- Small bowl
- Mixing bowl
Cookie Dough Ingredients
Cinnamon Sugar Ingredients
- ¼ cup caster sugar or granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
- Mix the cinnamon sugar together in a small bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients for the cookies.
- Add the wet ingredients, and mix everything together. Use a wooden spoon, then your hands, until it forms a dough.
- Shape the cookie dough into balls. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar.
- Flatten each dough ball on the baking tray with a glass or your hand.
- Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes before baking.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
- Cookies will last up to 5 days at room temperature or frozen up to 3 months.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.