Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies
Indulge in the classic warmth and comforting aroma of our Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies. These delectable treats are a plant-based twist on the timeless favorite, offering a soft and chewy texture with a sweet, cinnamon sugar coating. Perfect for any occasion, from holiday gatherings to everyday cravings, these cookies are not only vegan but also irresistibly delicious. Share them with family and friends, and savor the joy of homemade vegan baking at its finest.
For the Cookie Dough:
1/2 cup (1 stick) vegan butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Cream Together Wet Ingredients:
In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened vegan butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until well combined and creamy.
3. Add Applesauce and Vanilla:
Mix in the unsweetened applesauce and pure vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.
4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
5. Form Cookie Dough:
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until a soft cookie dough forms.
6. Shape Cookie Dough Balls:
In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon to create the cinnamon sugar coating.
Shape the cookie dough into 1-inch balls, and then roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat it evenly.
7. Place on Baking Sheet:
Place the coated cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
8. Flatten Slightly:
Gently flatten each cookie with the back of a fork to create a crisscross pattern.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges.
10. Cool and Enjoy: - Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. - Once cooled, enjoy your delicious Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies!
These vegan snickerdoodles are a delightful treat with a sweet, cinnamon-infused flavor and a soft, chewy texture. Perfect for sharing or indulging in as a tasty dessert!