Soft and pillowy vegan snickerdoodles! These puffy and delicious cinnamon-sugary treats are so quick and easy you’ll want to whip them up every other day!
Vegan snickerdoodles! They are my new favorite thing.
So simple, so good and so quick and easy to make. They are the perfect holiday cookie but so good you’ll make them year-round.
Really, if you decide right now you’d like some vegan snickerdoodles and have all the ingredients on hand, you could have a freshly baked batch in front of you in 25 minutes from now! Very tempting isn’t it?
They are very much like sugar cookies, just dressed up in a lot of cinnamon sugary goodness!
The trick to some good vegan snickerdoodles is that they need to be soft. So you definitely don’t want to bake them too long.
You also want them to be nice and thick, so don’t roll those balls too small. You want nice and thick, pillowy soft snickerdoodles.
So aim for around 20 cookies from your batch. If you get a couple more or a couple less that’s totally okay too.
How To Make Vegan Snickerdoodles
You will find full instructions and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos.
Making these cookies is so quick and easy that once you’ve got the hang of these you’ll never need to buy cookies from the store again.
You just cream together some vegan butter and sugar. Add in some vanilla and apple cider vinegar.
Then in a separate bowl mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the butter and sugar mix and mix in together (by hand, don’t use the electric mixer for this part).
It will be quite dry and crumbly at this point so now you add in a touch of soy milk (or other non-dairy milk as you like) to get it to perfect dough.
Roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls in cinnamon and sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes at 375°F and you have perfect vegan snickerdoodles!
Cream of tartar – this is the ingredient that creates the tangy flavor in a classic snickerdoodle cookie. So I highly recommend it! You can leave it out if you have to, but then it won’t taste like classic snickerdoodles.
All purpose flour – make sure to measure this correctly either by weighing it on a food scale or by using the spoon and level method: spoon it into your measuring cup and then level off the top with a knife. No scooping allowed!
Apple cider vinegar – while this is an unusual(ish) ingredient in cookies, it really works in these cookies, trust me! It reacts with the baking soda, making these cookies so puffy, pillowy and soft.
Storing and Freezing
Keep them stored in an airtight container at room temperature where they will stay fresh for up to 7 days.
They are also freezer friendly for up to 3 months.
More Vegan Cookie Recipes
- Vegan Chocolate Cookies
- Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Crunchy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Ginger Cookies
- Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
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- 3 Tbsp White Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Add the butter and sugar to an electric mixer and cream them together. Add in the vanilla and apple cider vinegar and mix in.
- Add in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix in by hand (don’t use the electric mixer for this part) until it forms a crumbly dough.
- Then add in the soy milk so that it forms into a proper cookie dough (as pictured).
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Roll the cookie dough into balls and then roll the balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and place them onto a parchment lined baking tray. You can sprinkle more of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the balls before they go in the oven.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let the cookies firm up and cool down directly on the tray.
- If you use a brand of vegan margarine that is very hard i.e. not a spread, then it’s possible that you’ll need to use a bit more non dairy milk, just use as little as possible.
- If the cookies haven’t spread at all in the oven (they are supposed to be puffy but should still spread) then you can bake them an extra couple of minutes, or just flatten them very slightly with a fork as soon as they come out the oven still warm and soft.
- Keep them stored in an airtight container at room temperature where they will stay fresh for up to 7 days. They are also freezer friendly for up to 3 months.