Melt in your mouth vegan snickerdoodle cookies. This easy-to-make vegan snickerdoodle cookies recipe tastes like the original. Get ready to try the best vegan snickerdoodle recipe ever!Jump to Recipe
I love cookies. Snickerdoodle cookies are one of those cookies I forget about. When I’m craving a buttery cinnamon sugar treat these are my go-to recipe.
This recipe reminds me of the ones my mom use to make but they are 100% vegan. They’re chewy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside making these the perfect cookie.
I love to dunk these in a nice hot cup of tea.
Ingredients to make Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies
To make vegan snickerdoodle cookies you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Vegan Butter
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking powder
- Cream of tartar
- Vanilla extract
How to make vegan snickerdoodle cookies
Making these vegan snickerdoodle cookies are like the original. You’ll need to allow these to chill in the fridge for a bit to allow them to firm up. Here’s how to make them:
What is a snickerdoodle?
A snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with flour, butter, and sugar. Then it’s rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture to give the cookie a nice coating after it’s baked.
The snickerdoodle cookie is based off the German word Schneckennudel which is a German pastry whose name translates as ‘snail noodle’. This is a claim from the 1931’s Joy of Cooking book.
A Schneckennudel is a yeast dough roll that more closely resembles a cinnamon bun, not a snickerdoodle cookie.
Sugar Cookie vs. Snickerdoodles?
Sugar cookies and snickerdoodle cookies are very similar. Snickerdoodles traditionally contain cream of tartar which gives the cookie their iconic slightly tangy flavor.
How do I substitute cream of tartar for snickerdoodles?
As I shared above, cream of tartar gives the snickerdoodle its traditional tangy taste and adds to the chewiness of the cookie.
If you want to make snickerdoodles without cream of tartar, you can substitute the cream of tartar AND the baking soda with 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
Why won’t my snickerdoodles flatten?
If your snickerdoodle cookies don’t flatten that probably means that you added too much flour to the cookie dough. Also, try flattening the cookie before it bakes.
How to store snickerdoodles?
Store your vegan snickerdoodle cookies in an air-tight container for up to a week.
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Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 2 tbsp flax meal + 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- In a bowl combine the flax meal and water. Set aside and allow to thicken.2 tbsp flax meal
- Combine the butter and 2 cups of sugar.1/2 cup vegan butter, 1 cup sugar
- Add the flax meal water mixture plus the vanilla extract to the butter mixture. Mix to fully combine.2 tbsp flax meal, 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir to combine.1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Stir to combine.1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Form the cookie dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine the 2 tbsp of sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon
- Make 1 1/2 inch dough balls and add the balls to the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll to fully coat. Place cookie on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown.