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Vegan Snickerdoodles

These Vegan Snickerdoodles are soft, chewy and full of the classic cinnamon sugar flavor without any eggs or dairy. This gluten free snickerdoodle cookie recipe is so easy to make in one bowl and are also grain-free and paleo-friendly.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free cookies, keto cookie recipe, keto cookies, keto snickerdoodles, low carb snickerdoodles, paleo cookies, paleo snickerdoodles, snickerdoodle cookies, snickerdoodles, vegan cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 237 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup softened vegan butter OR solid refined organic coconut oil (you want the texture to be similar to softened room temperature butter)
  • 3 tablespoons creamy unsalted cashew butter OR pecan butter , (can also sub with creamy unsalted nut butter or seed butter of choice but cashew butter OR pecan butter gives the best flavor profile)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup OR any preferred sticky liquid sweetener such as organic agave, date syrup or Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour ,sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the cinnamon sugar topping

  • ¼ cup granulated maple sugar, coconut sugar OR golden monk fruit sweetener for lower sugar option
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the nut butter, vegan butter, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.

    Top view of paleo pumpkin bread batter in a white bowl with a wooden spoon
  3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cream of tartar then stir well until combined.

    If the dough seems too soft (this could result if you used melted coconut oil), you can cover the bowl and chill in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. I do not usually have to chill mine.

    Top view of low carb snickerdoodles cookie dough in a clear bowl on a grey background
  4. Meanwhile the preheat oven and mix together the cinnamon sugar coating in a small bowl

  5. Remove the chilled dough and roll into 1.5 Tablespoon-sized balls.

    Top view of unbaked low carb snickerdoodle cookie doughballs with cinnamon sugar bowl on parchment paper on a baking sheet
  6. Then roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar topping.

    Top view of unbaked low carb snickerdoodle cookie dough in a bowl with cinnamon sugar bowl on a grey background
  7. Place on baking sheet about 2.5 inches apart. Gently flatten and sprinkle extra cinnamon-sugar on top if desired.

    Top view of 9 keto snickerdoodles on parchment paper on a baking sheet
  8. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until slightly brown. Do not overbake. The cookies will continue to cook once you remove them from the oven. Allow to cool for at least 25 minutes, otherwise they will fall apart.

    Top view of 9 keto snickerdoodles on a grey background
  9. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 2 months.

    Side view of 6 stacked low carb paleo soft snickerdoodle cookies on a wire rack on a grey background

Recipe Notes

How to make ahead

You can make the snickerdoodle cookie dough ahead and wrap it in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to bake, just roll the dough into balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. You can also roll the dough into balls ahead of time, chill, and before baking roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar.

How to Store

Store cooled vegan snickerdoodles in an airtight container on the counter for up to three days. Or keep them stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

How to freeze

These vegan snickerdoodle cookies can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 months in a freezer safe bag or container. When you're ready to enjoy, simply remove from freezer and allow to thaw or bake in a preheated oven at 250F for 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Snickerdoodles
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.