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Vegan Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are just sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar. Try adding ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg or allspice to the cinnamon sugar to boost flavor.


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Cookie Dough


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1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
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¼ cup cornstarch
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1 tsp. baking powder
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1 stick (4 oz.) vegan margarine, softened
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¾ cup sugar
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¼ cup vanilla soymilk
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1 tsp. vanilla extract

Ingredient Set Name: 

Cinnamon Sugar


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½ cup sugar
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3 Tbs. ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. To make Cookie Dough: Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in bowl. Beat margarine in separate bowl with electric mixer until soft. Add sugar, and beat until fluffy. Beat in soymilk and vanilla extract 30 seconds or until smooth. Add flour mixture, and beat 30 seconds or until smooth.

3. To make Cinnamon Sugar: Combine sugar and cinnamon on large plate.

4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in Cinnamon Sugar, and place 1½ inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies look dry on tops and are lightly browned on bottoms. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information: 

1 g
Total Fat: 
1.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
0.5 g
9 g
0 mg
29 mg
1 g
4 g
Makes 45 cookies

Comments on this Recipe

Not a vegan or a cook but had to bake for family. Not bad tasting however I added chopped walnuts to some and dried cranberrie. It only made 2 dozen cookies. The person that got cake batter probably didnt whisk it enough cause I was thinking the same thing but it did even out eventually. Easy recipe with few ingredients.


Easy...I'm not sure it makes 45 cookies, though. I made them into 1-inch balls and only got a little over 2 dozen.

These are amazing and easy! I made them for Valentine's Day and my husband loved them.

Good recipe, but I think the yield is wrong. I didn't get anywhere near 45 cookies. I made them into 1-inch balls as directed in the recipe and got about 2 dozen.

These are delicious!! Great vegan cookie recipe. I only got about 2 dozen also.

I actually got 48 cookies. They were a big hit.

I used half whole wheat flour and rice milk; and added ginger and nutmeg to the sugar mixture and these are sooooo scrumptious!! I doubled the recipe and definitely go plenty that way!

I got about 38 cookies, but made them a bit smaller than 1 inch. So good! I mixed a little Dagoba Chai drinking chocolate powder in with the cinnamon/sugar mix.

So easy, SO good! I didn't get 48 cookies though.

This dough was impossibly dry. I tried to pick up any amount of cinnamon sugar with it, but the dough would simply not work. The mix is off. I wonder if you mixed up the 13/4 flour? What a weird decision to measure your flour in fourth cups. I added liquid to try and help it, but it was lost and not to be revived.

To the person who said that the mix is wrong, it's actually 1 cup and 3/4 of a cup. Not 13/4. :P I made these and they were a huge hit. I'm going to make them again and again!

i have allergies to milk and eggs and so far these are the best cookies i have tried since i gave up milk and eggs, but they did not make 45, more or less 2 dozen.

i am the worst cook and all of my family and friends believe me very much so but these, even though vegan, are the best and easiest cookies to make.

these cookies, i admit, were very scrumptious; but i must say that they are a little sticky when i was putting them on the baking sheet (i found out that it is possible to freeze the dough for latter use)to my surprise i could find no way to stop them from being sticky

these were great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ummm not sure what I did wrong but got cake batter instead of cookie dough. Not feeling it, Y'all.

Snickerdoodles are not just sugar cookies with sugar and cinnamon on them. They are a cookie made with Cream of tarter giving them a distinct taste and consistency.

What's with the olive oil in this recipe? I didn't use it. I think it was a mistake when the ingredients were listed. Snickerdoodles are't just sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon. I added 1 tsp. cream of tartar to make the cookies like real Snickerdooldes. They were really good and make them all the time. The recipe makes about 3 dz. cookies.

I substituted 1/4 C Spelt flour for 1/4 C regular flour, and coconut palm sugar in place of the granulated sugar; added a pinch of salt and 1/2 C chopped pecans to the original recipe. The vanilla soy milk was replaced with French vanilla Silk Creamer. Fine turbinado sugar and cinnamon mixture was used to roll the dough balls. I slightly flattened the balls on the prepared cookie sheets to obtain a more crisp cookie. Also, I lined the cookie sheets with parchment paper and used no oil. These were baked to a crispy texture at 360....about 18 minutes. Yield: 21/2 dozen cookies.

These are not really like Snickerdoodles. They are more of a sugar/"butter" cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar. They're still good, but not what I was hoping for.

Thank you for the cookie recipes!! They look great.

TY this recipe was very simple and are in the oven baking right now, they smell yummay :)

Thank you for this recipe! I am only 14 so it's hard to resist all the cookies and cakes of the world when they're always at my house:)

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Dough was stickier than normal, but it may be because I used the soft butter, and not the stick butter. Also, I didn't use the electric mixer, I hand mixed. I was only able to make 24 cookies. I think some were bigger than 1 inch due; due to mix being so sticky, I couldn't measure properly. But overall, these cookies are YUMMY AND SOFT. Will make again!

These were the most delicious things! I have made them three times this week alone, and everyone I have served them to ADORES them! I do a little variation to the recipe, but it's always in the spur of the moment, so I should really start writing my alterations down... This is my favorite :)

These tasted great! Some adjustments I made: Substituted Coconut Oil for the margarine. Added Sea Salt, a pinch to an 1/8 tsp. (grinded) Added 1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar Baked 12 minutes (I am close to sea level) on Aluminum pans w/ Silpat liners. Yielded only 2 dozen (plus 1 that I ate raw hahaha), they came out round and puffy. Notes: The 45 really is a long shot. I wonder how they got this number? I even had consistent sizes because I used a #24 scoop and split that into two. Make sure to follow the creaming method, then mix in the dry ingredients, I did not get a sticky batter at all. It was crumbly at first like a pie dough and with continued mixing it formed into a dough ball. I agree with other comments. Snickerdoodles is the main reason I have Cream of Tartar in my cupboards. It is questionable though if this ingredient is vegan or not so I suspect that is the reason this was left out in the recipe. On my next try I may increase the amount to 1 tsp, and reduce the baking powder to 1/2 tsp. So good! You need to try this recipe!

These are disgusting! They taste like corn starch and that's it! Avoid like the plague! Why would anyone put corn starch in cookies?!


These turned out really yummy! Perfect crunchy outside and chewy middle. They didn't last long at game night!

No. Snickerdoodles are not just sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon-sugar. They are made distinctive, both in texture and in flavor, by the use of cream of tartar amongst the leavening. Without the cream of tartar, they lack snickerdoodle's lemony tang...and they aren't snickerdoodles at all.

Thank goodness I found this recipe! It was super quick and easy to make and my kids didn't leave a speck! I didn't have cornstarch so I used a whole 2 cups of flour and added 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar as someone else here suggested...SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

Just made these for my meat-eater relatives. I didn't tell them the cookies were vegan until they were all down the hatch! They loved them! This is going in my personal cookbook. An absolutely amazing recipe! Thank you!

the dough doesn't contain sugar?

substitude sugar with natural sugar or date sugar use wheat flour or another kind vs white refined. I never use cooking spray. use the vegan butter. when using natural sugars use less than refined.


Wow! How exciting! I had no idea you could make cookies without any sugar!

These turned out really yummy but the one thing I had trouble with was the amount of cinnamon sugar I barely use like half of it and that's me like going overload and with the baking time I baked them like seven extra minutes

Hi. I followed your recipe and directions to a T. WHAT HAPPENED!? :( Your recipe didnt yield 45 cookies. It came out to about 28 maybe 30. :/ They didnt flatten out as shown in comparison to your photo of Snickerdoodles. They were just balls. lol Will some kindly let me know what went wrong? They did taste good I guess. They tasted like small little sugar and cinnamon biscuits. Thanks for the recipe, it was nice of you to share. I dont think I'll be using this recipe again. Oh well. :)