Snickerdoodles – a Vegan version

Nothing can top the aroma of snickerdoodles fresh out of the oven.  That cinnamony sugary smell makes your mouth water and summons small ones into the kitchen for a taste.

These snickerdoodles recently went over the river with me on a visit to my grandchildren who live 3 hours away.  I returned.  Needless to say, the cookies were  just a memory when I left.  As I have said several times, this family follows a vegan diet so these are vegan snickerdoodles.  Everyone loved them especially Daddy, my son.

And here is the recipe.

3/4 cup vegan margarine such as Earth Balance

1 1/3 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup soy or almond milk

2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

3 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Cream together the margarine and sugar until fluffy.  Add the vanilla, soy milk, and 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch and mix until incorporated.

Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and cinnamon.  Stir.  If the dough is too dry and crumbly, add a splash of soy milk.  It shouldn’t be sticky though.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Form the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and flatten slightly.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden around the edges, but still soft on top.  Transfer to a rack to cook.

When the cookies are cool, if desired, melt chocolate chips along with a little shortening.  Dip half of the cookie into the chocolate mixture and place on rack to harden.

Yield 3-4 dozen.

I always try to acknowledge the source of my ideas and recipes.  I have had this recipe for a couple of years.  Unfortunately I have no idea where I found the recipe.  I even did a search on the internet to see if I could find this one, but no luck.

Thank you for stopping by Grandma in the Mailbox.  Spring Break is over for my grandchildren.  They all stopped by for some play and fun.  I’ll talk about that next week.

Hope that you visit Grandma in the Mailbox again.





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