Back to School Snickerdoodles

September means one thing – back to school and the end of the summer. Well, that’s not all actually, it’s house spider season (eek!) and the evenings getting rapidly colder and darker. Doesn’t sound like much fun does it?!

To smooth over the first day back at school I made a batch of these rather more-ish and delectable cookies, freshly baked for the return from school. Snickerdoodles don’t feature in the UK but I really wonder why – these soft and yet crispy beauties coated with sugar and cinnamon are an absolute delight and it’s certainly hard to stop at just one 😉

This recipe was inspired by, and adapted from one that appears in Vegan Cookies Invade the Cookie Jar

Snickerdoodles (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes about 30 cookies

  • 1 cup dairy-free spread
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
  • 2 tbsps oat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3rds cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

– Cream together the dairy-free spread and sugar until light and fluffy.

– Whisk in the oat milk and vanilla.

– Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

– Beat the mixture until it forms a soft dough.

– Leave to rest in the fridge for at least half an hour

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 4

– Line some baking sheets with baking parchment

– In a shallow bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.

– Scoop heaped tsp sized balls of dough and gently roll into balls. Toss in the sugar/cinnamon mix and place, well apart, on the lined baking sheets.

– Bake for 10-12 minutes

– Cool on the baking sheets for ten minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Published by

lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

6 thoughts on “Back to School Snickerdoodles

  1. I loved coming home to cookies after school! I ended up making a few batches of different cookies the first week my littles were back at school.

    I’m definitely adding these to the list!

  2. I have a friend who always bakes snickerdoodles and I avoid them as much as possible. But then again, yours look like actual biscuits and not deformed, burnt blobs (we don’t have them in the UK, so his were my only experience of snickerdoodles!). First time I would ever consider eating snickerdoodles through choice… That’s a real compliment 😉 Katie x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s