{Vegan} Snickerdoodle Cookies Print Recipe Print Recipe

I’ve now eaten three of these cookies thinking it will help inspire this post. Honestly, that’s me rationalizing eating three cookies.

Lately, when I find a “must make” recipe I immediately think, how can I make this gluten-free? I’m not as concerned about it being vegan, I can still eat eggs, it’s just the gluten & dairy I have to avoid. When I came across this recipe and saw, “flax egg“. Excuse me? How does that work? So I tried it and whatever the science is, it worked. Depending on your preference (or allergies), you have three options with this recipe, 1. gluten-free flour; 2. whole wheat pastry flour; OR 3. all purpose flour.

These cookies are nice and light with the perfect amount of cinnamon and sugar. They’re also incredibly easy to make and SO freakin’ good! I made these crispy, but if you want them softer, just decrease the cooking time.

I stashed a small ziplock full of these cookies in the freezer, which we pull out shortly after dinner and the smiles on our faces – you’d think we were kids in a candy shop. Anyone else like frozen cookies? I might actually like frozen cookies better… maybe. Am I alone on this one? Anyone?

Alright, I’m ready for Summer. Apparently someone got my message because it’s suppose to be in the 70’s today. Just in time for me to take off to SeattleΒ  – not until Thursday though.

I decided that these crispy cookies needed a companion, ice cream. My husband likes the real deal, vanilla bean ice cream. I go with the coconut milk creamy vanilla. We’re both happy campers.

Another idea, crumble a cookie or two up and mix into your ice cream. Mmm…

{Created & Photographed by With Style and Grace}

{Vegan/Gluten-free} Snickerdoodle Recipe

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{Recipe adapted by Oh She Glows}


  • 1 cup gluten-free flour mixture – I used Pamela’s. If you don’t want to make them gluten- free, you may use whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 flax egg (1/2 tbsp ground flax + 1.5 tbsp warm water)
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance (vegan option) or butter (non-vegan option)
  • Cinnamon sugar for rolling: 1 tbsp sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon, mixed together


First, prepare the the flax egg (1/2 tbsp ground flax + 1.5 tbsp warm water) and set aside. In a medium sized bowl cream together the sugar, Earth Balance, and vanilla until well combined. Add in flax egg and beat for about 1 minute.

In another bowl, whisk together the cream of tartar, baking soda, flour, and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, mix until combined. Use your hands to knead together the dough. Shape the dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay Parchment paper over your baking sheet. Roll 1 to 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball. Roll the ball in cinnamon sugar mixture, press the ball with a fork to flatten slightly. Repeat until you’ve gone through the cookie dough.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. For chewy cookies, bake for 10 minutes; crispy cookies, bake for 12 minutes.

Cool for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

We put the leftover cookies in the freezer – delicious!

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  • http://www.ourslohouse.blogspot.com karen @ our slo house

    This is exactly the kind of recipe I should NOT make. (Also, those bite-size almond joy treats…)

    I’m just not the kind of girl who stops at one. Or two, for that matter. πŸ™

  • http://www.cheetahisthenewblack.com Alicia

    Ha, I agree with the comment above! I would definitely eat the whole batch and ice cream carton. SO yummy.

    PS HUGE congrats on your new little part time job. xx

  • http://www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com fashionablecollections

    This looks so delicious and is making me SO hungry.


  • Stephanie

    What Pamela’s Mix do you use? The bread one or the baking one? or another one? πŸ™‚

  • http://www.withstyle.me With Style and Grace

    I use the Baking & Pancake mix (in one). I prefer Pamela’s over Bob’s Red mill gf all purpose – but that’s just me πŸ™‚

  • http://facebook Marcia Goldman

    I will be holding onto this “receipt” cuz the beloved California 2 y.o. has it figured out..”Grammy/cookies”.Genius.

  • http://www.theskinnyvegan.com CV

    I can’t wait to try these. I’m always looking for new vegan recipes to feature on http://www.theskinnyvegan.com. πŸ™‚

  • http://www.healthyeatingforordinarypeople.com Rivki Locker

    I think you can eat as many cookies as you want in the name of blogging. The calories don’t count if it’s a noble cause like this one!

  • http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Another frozen cookie eater here! My husband looks at me funny sometimes when I take cookies out of the freezer and just start munching away. I don’t know why I like them like that, but I do. Glad to know I’m not the only one. πŸ™‚

  • http://www.myglutenfreemarketplace.com Jayne

    These look sooo good. Will def be making these this weekend!

  • http://angelasabandesign.blogspot.com/ Angela Saban Design

    Thanks for sharing Lisa, and Gluten Free is a bonus! Posted a linkback on my blog, and shared with my readers. Love the pictures too.

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  • http://acreativemint.typepad.com leslie

    Oh my goodness -these look AMAZING Lisa! I am going to have to try these!!! Thank you for the baking inspiration. xo

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    I adore snickerdoodles! These look wonderful!

  • http://www.eastewart.com/blog EA-The Spicy RD

    Gluten-Free Cookies + Coconut Milk Ice Cream= Delicious! Can’t say I eat many frozen cookies, although i have been know to eat cookie DOUGH straight from the freezer πŸ™‚

  • http://www.eastewart.com/blog EA-The Spicy RD

    GLuten-Free cookies + Coconut Milk Ice Cream = Delicious! I cant say I eat many frozen cookies, but I do like a little taste of frozen cookie dough every now and then πŸ™‚

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  • Jen

    We are making these now! Awesome highlight about vegan cookies…my son gets the joy of licking the beaters without fear of salmonella! Thanks!!

  • Jessica

    I tried baking these, and cooked them for under 10 minutes to have a chewy cookie. Β They were very puffy, and not chewy at all! Didn’t turn out how I thought! Any comments…suggestions on how I went wrong?

  • Bobobo

    Does that go for cocks as well?