These classic dairy-free and eggless snickerdoodles are thick and soft with a slightly crisp, cinnamon sugar-covered exterior. They have the perfect cozy cinnamon flavor and a characteristic tangy aftertaste. Perfect for holiday and Christmas baking!
Why You’ll Love these Dairy Free & Eggless Snickerdoodles
It’s a dreary day where I am, and all I want to do is curl up with a warm cup of tea and these classic vegan snickerdoodles. Here are a few reasons why you’ll love these cookies!
Thick and Soft: They’re so soft and thick without being cakey. All around perfection.
Cozy Cinnamon Sugar: These cookies have a touch of cinnamon in the cookie dough and are coated in a layer of cinnamon sugar, giving them a slightly crisp exterior.
The Perfect Fall or Holiday Cookie: These cookies will make you feel so cozy and warm. They’ll remind you of holiday baking!
No Chill Time: This easy snickerdoodle recipe doesn’t require any chill time, so they’re ready in less than 20 minutes!
What are Snickerdoodle Cookies?
Snickerdoodles are soft and thick cinnamon sugar cookies. Traditional snickerdoodles are made with cream of tartar which helps create a super soft texture and adds a characteristic tangy aftertaste.
They’re rolled in cinnamon sugar which gives them a slightly crisp exterior with a cracked surface.
These cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies are made without eggs and without butter or dairy, but are just as tasty as the original version!
These vegan snickerdoodles are super easy to make and only have a few pantry-friendly simple ingredients. Those ingredients are:
- Vegan Butter, or salted butter of choice
- Granulated White Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Cream of Tartar
- All Purpose Flour
- & Baking Soda
- Vegan Butter: dairy free butter can be subbed 1 for 1 with dairy based butter in this recipe.
- Cinnamon: feel free to sub in another cozy ground spice, like ¼ tsp of nutmeg. Or you can use apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice in cinnamon’s place.
- Cream of Tartar: if you don’t have cream of tartar, no worries! These vegan snickerdoodles can be made without cream of tartar. You can simply omit it or add 1/2 tsp of lemon juice in its place. If using lemon juice, decrease the amount of baking soda to a 1/2 tsp.
- Ground Flaxseed: ground flaxseed replaces the eggs in these egg-free snickerdoodles. It can be replaced with a pre-packaged egg replacer like Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer (the equivalent of 2 eggs). Or 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp of unsweetened applesauce. Check out this article for more vegan egg substitutes.
- Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: brown sugar can be substituted for the granulated white sugar for the cinnamon mixture on the outside of the cookies. However, for the best results, I don’t recommend subbing brown sugar for the granulated sugar in the cookie dough.
- Measuring Cup & Digital Scale
- Large Baking Sheet or Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Scoop
🎥 Video Tutorial is Above the Recipe Card Down Below
STEP 1: In a large mixing bowl, cream the vegan butter and sugar together. Once lighter in color, add the flax eggs and vanilla. Stir to combine.
STEP 2: In the same bowl, add the flour on top of the mixture. Then, sift the cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into the flour.
STEP 3: Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients together until they form a soft dough.
STEP 4: Mix the cinnamon sugar ingredients together in a small bowl.
STEP 5: Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough together into a ball. Next, roll the dough balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture until it is completely coated.
STEP 6: Bake for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet.
After baking, you can tap the baking tray a few times on the counter to help deflate the cookies.
Once the cookies have cooled on the cookie sheet, you can transfer them to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
Serve these vegan and eggless snickerdoodles with a glass of almond milk or with a cup of tea!
- Room Temperature: These cookies can be stored at room temperature in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
- Freezer: place the cookies in an airtight container or freezer baggie and they can easily be frozen! (So you can eat them whenever you get that snickerdoodle craving!)
Pro Tips for Perfect Vegan Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles
- Make sure your vegan butter is softened: If your vegan butter is melted, the cookies will spread more than they should, and the texture will be less fluffy & soft.
- Use cream of tartar if you have it: Cream of tartar is a key ingredient for classic snickerdoodle cookies and helps give them their unique subtle ‘tangy’ flavor. It also helps give the cookies extra softness.
- Accurately measure the flour: Too much flour can create cookies that are too puffy and cake-like. For the best results use a digital scale or use the spoon and level method to measure the flour.
- Try not to overmix the cookie dough: Mix the cookie dough until just combined to make sure the gluten in the flour isn’t overworked, which will lead to tougher cookies.
Yes, you can use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer to make the cookie dough. You can mix the cookie dough on medium or medium-low speed.
This classic cookie can be made eggless and vegan by using ground flax seed to replace whole chicken eggs. Flax eggs give the cookies a super soft and somewhat fluffy texture. 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce can also be used to substitute the flax eggs.
Yes! This eggless snickerdoodle dough can be frozen. Place scoops of the dough onto a cookie sheet and place the tray in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Once the snickerdoodle dough has solidified, you can transfer the dough balls to a freezer bag. The cookie dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
I don’t recommend using vegetable oil instead of vegan butter in this recipe. However, dairy-free butter can be substituted 1 for 1 with dairy-based butter in this cookie recipe.
The weather, elevation, and different brands of butter (which contain different amounts of moisture) can all affect the moisture content of the cookie dough. If your dough looks dry, try adding 1 tsp of water or dairy-free milk like soy milk at a time until the dough can easily be rolled into balls.
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