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.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Starr says:

    Mmm, they look delicious. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites 🙂

  2. familyvibe says:

    Just calling them by name makes my taste buds roar, YUM!

  3. Somer says:

    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!

    1. lucylox says:

      Homemade cookies – the perfect coming home snack 🙂 xx

  4. 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: Logo

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

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.