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Vegan snickerdoodles on a white plate
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5 from 3 votes

Vegan Snickerdoodle Recipes

These are quite possibly the most perfect snickerdoodles, and never mind that they are vegan. They are thick and soft and have that divine warmth of cinnamon in each bite. It's the perfect cookie for the holidays. A soy-free and nut-free recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Cookies, Dessert, nut-free, Snacks, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 117kcal


  • 2 ¼ cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 16 tbsp vegan butter (2 sticks, at room temperature)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)

For rolling the cookies:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix the ingredients for rolling the cookies -- the cinnamon and sugar -- in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the butter and sugar (use the paddle attachment on your stand mixer) until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the applesauce, apple cider vinegar and vanilla, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, and mix.
  • Add the flour in two batches until combined. You can do this with the paddle attachment, beating for only 20 seconds after each addition and then continuing to mix with a spatula. The cookie batter might look a bit dry but it should easily hold together when you form a ball with your fingers.
  • Shape the cookie dough into balls slightly larger than an inch, roll them generously in the cinnamon sugar, and place them at least an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake in batches for 11 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven, let the cookie sheet stand on a rack for about 10 minutes, then transfer the cookies directly to a rack to continue cooling. Your cookies might appear very soft but they will firm up a bit as they cool. If you bake for longer, your snickerdoodles will be crispy. Still very tasty and great for dunking though!


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg