My Favourite Snickerdoodles

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 24, 2010


I have always loved Snickerdoodles, but it occurred to me today that I have never made a vegan version before.

A Snickerdoodle is a type of sugar cookie that is rolled in cinnamon sugar and has a beautiful crackled surface. They are often over-looked when it comes to cookies, but I just love their simplicity and short ingredient list.

You can make Snickerdoodles crisp or soft depending on your preference and you can also determine their thickness with an adjustment to the temperature of the dough before cooking. If you bake the dough at room temperature the cookies will be flatter and spread out more, but if you bake the dough when it has been chilled in the fridge the cookies will remain thicker and more pillowy.

holiday cookie

This Vegan Snickerdoodle is the first cookie in my Favourite Vegan Holiday Cookies feature. From now until the end of the holiday season, I will be featuring a new vegan holiday cookie at least once a week. If you have any suggestions for cookies you would like to see, let me know. I won’t be able to get to all of them, but I will try to make popular requests! :)

Shall we begin?




These vegan Snickerdoodles have a crisp edge with a soft centre and they are a breeze to throw together. Instead of all-purpose flour, I amped up the nutrition in these cookies by using whole wheat pastry flour. I also reduced the sugar substantially while still creating a delicious tasting cookie. If you prefer, you can use 1 cup of all-purpose flour for a more classic Snickerdoodle. This recipe makes about 10 cookies, but it can easily be doubled if you’d like a bigger batch.

Inspired by Joy of Baking.


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar* (see note)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 flax egg (1/2 tbsp ground flax + 1.5 tbsp warm water)
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance (or butter)
  • Cinnamon sugar: 1 tbsp sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon, mixed together


Directions: In a small bowl, mix the 1/2 flax egg. Set aside. In a medium sized bowl cream the sugar, Earth Balance (or butter), and vanilla until incorporated. Add in the flax egg and beat for about 60 seconds. In another bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together (cream of tartar, baking soda, flour, and pinch of cinnamon). Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir well. Use your hands to knead together the dough. Shape the dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, preheat the oven to 375F and take about 1.5 tbsp of dough and shape into a ball. Roll in cinnamon sugar and then press the ball with a fork to flatten slightly. Repeat 9 more times to make 10 cookies.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. (If you want chewy cookies bake for 10 minutes and if you want crispy cookies bake for 12 minutes.) Cool for about 10 minutes. Makes 10 cookies.

Note: I have heard that you might be able to get away with substituting the cream of tartar and baking soda with baking powder. However, I have not tested this out myself. If you try this leave a comment and let me know how it worked out.


There are not many ingredients at all in these cookies! Very easy to throw together.


I also made a mini-batch because sometimes you just want a handful of cookies and not enough to feed the entire neighbourhood. ;)

However, you can easily double or triple this recipe should you wish.

Cream together your Earth Balance (or butter), sugar, and vanilla…


Beat in the 1/2 flax egg…


Add dry ingredients…and stir.


It will look something like this. Now get in there with your hands and squish it all together!


Form a slightly flattened ball and cover with plastic wrap.


Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Chilling the dough results in a slightly thicker and more pillowy cookie. However, if you don’t mind flatter Snickerdoodles you can bake them right away. The cooking time might differ slightly though.

Make your cinnamon sugar.


I reduced the sugar a lot in this recipe and I got away with it because I knew the cookies would be rolled in cinnamon sugar. There is no sense in making a super sweet cookie when you will be rolling it in sugar. The result was PERFECT too!!

After chilling, roll into 10 balls.


Roll in cinnamon sugar.


Flatten slightly with a fork.




Now bake for 10-12 minutes at 375F. I baked mine for 10.5-11 minutes and the result was a crispy edge and a soft middle.


I am in love with the slightly crunchy edge and soft centre and light cinnamon flavour.


These Snickerdoodles are definitely in my top 5 cookies of all time!


What are your favourite holiday cookies?

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Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey November 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I love, love, love Snickerdoodles! My favorite recipe takes Crisco… which, yuck.
Going to have to try these. :)



Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Snickerdoodles were the first kind of cookie I ever baked by myself — I was 11 I think? Cinnamon + sugar is one of my favorite flavors in anything. These look wonderful!

And I love the sexy red bow tying them together. Ha!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm

We love snickerdoodles! They are my husband’s favorite cookie. So tasty.


Karrole Valentine October 10, 2014 at 6:44 pm

My hubby can’t stand ’em, LOL.


Mara @ What's For Dinner? November 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm



Becca November 24, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Oh yum! I’ve always overlooked them because I assumed they were peanutty. Will definitely have to try these.


[email protected] November 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I adore snickerdoodles….will be trying these!!!


AGS November 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm

The cream of tartar helps give it the unique flavor — if you remove it, the cookies taste like plain sugar cookies.


Des August 28, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Baking powder is a combination of cream of tartar and baking soda in a 2:1 ratio. You could sub it out in this recipe, but you would still need extra baking soda.


LISA November 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I LOVE snickerdoodles. One of my favorite cookies. For some reason, they are hard to make for me.


Rachel Seys November 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Will you pretty*pretty*pretty please do a Vegan cut-out recipe…along w/vegan frosting!?!? This is my 2nd Christmas as a vegan and have yet to find a yum cut-out recipe. Esp w/a good vegan food coloring!


tina November 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

yummy, love me some snickerdoodles!!!!


Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Yum! Those look good. One of my friends love snickerdoodles so I will have to make these for her. I would love to see a chocolate chip cookie recipe. My family and I always make chocolate chip cookies for “santa” and I am always looking for new healthy vegan recipes for them.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm

So cute! I think these are far more exciting than the once-intended sugar cookies! My favourite holiday cookie is one that my mum and I have been making since I was little – it’s sort of like gingerbread but it has some other spices in it and comes out nice and soft. Oh.. and the dough is verrry tasty too! :D


Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen November 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Oh wow – these look soo good!


Sonja November 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Angela, your post made my day! Two weeks ago my mother gave me a vegan cookie book for my birthday. A few hours ago I flipped through it and came across a recipe called “City Girl Snickerdoodle”. I´m from Germany, so I didn´t know what a snickerdoodle could be… All i know is a “Snickers” chocolate bar but I couldn´t imagine a “snickerscookie”. Your post was here before I could google snickerdoodle ;-)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm

glad to help!


Healthy Chocoholic November 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Oh wow! Those are some yummy-looking cookies!!!! Can’t wait to bake some of my own!


Julie @SavvyEats November 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm

These look beautiful–and delicious!


Lauren November 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Mmm, those look yummy! :) I love classic gingerbread cookies the best I think!


Marathon Bound Gal aka Grace November 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I love…love…love snickerdoodles but my all time favorite holiday cookie are peanut butter cookies.


SB November 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Hi Angela

I was just wondering if you ever froze batches of desserts or meal recipes and your advice on that….I’d like to do make ahead things, but the last batch of desserts I froze didn’t really turn out….


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I freeze quite a few things. I always double wrap the baked good in plastic wrap (pulling it tightly as possible) and then I put them in a freezer safe container before putting them into the freezer. It seems to work well.


traci November 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm

You have out done yourself once again :) Will be making these ASAP!


Shanna November 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I too love snickerdoodles! Also love the hershey kiss thumbprint cookies =)


Charlie November 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm

You’re snickerdoodles look delicious! Anything cinnamon sure makes it to my favorite list! I also made candy cane cookies with hershey kisses that were quite good :).


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm

have a crisp edge with a soft centre and they are a breeze to throw together = MY kind of cookie!!!

In h.s. I used to work in the mall. Next to a Mrs Field’s cookie store. Not sure if you Canadians have those but basically cookies that are defi NOT health food…but dang they taste good :) Anyway, I used to LOVE their snickerdoodle cookies b/c they are soft in the middle w/ a little hardness on the edge. And anything w/ butter and cinny/sugar, I am totally into :)

Great recipe, Angela!


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Oh this is wonderful!! Snickerdoodles are some of my favorite cookies but I’m always terrified to veganize recipes. I can’t wait to try these!!


Bronwyn Coyne November 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Those look so amazing. I’m going to have to try them asap.

I love ginger chew cookies, and sugar cookies. Biscotti is always a great choice as well for the Holidays.


Stacie November 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Umm…yes, please!! Thank you for making this into a vegan cookie. I loved snickerdoodles as a kid and will be making these ASAP as the ingredients are so basic and ones that are typically on hand. BTW….love your print button feature! Oh….and in case I haven’t told you enough how much I loved your pdf file of the vegan thanksgiving—priceless, thank you, you’re the best! ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm

aww thanks! Glad u enjoy


Camille November 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I loove snickerdoodles! But for me, nothing beats a frosted sugar cookie at the holidays!


Heather @ Side of Sneakers November 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Snickerdoodles are my all time fave- I never really thought of them as a holiday cookie though! Yummmm!


kell November 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

i dont know that i’ve ever had snickerdoodles, but those look so yummy! . . . my favorite is the Linzer cookies (with the raspberry jam) ummmmmm – i would love for you to healthify those!! happy holidays!!


Gina November 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Hi Angela! Great snickerdoodle recipe! I actually don’t believe I’ve ever had a snickerdoodle! Crazy, right? But they sound delicious!

Quick question:

I am making your Pumpkin Pecan Brownie Pie and was wondering if I should bake the brownie layer before putting the pumpkin and pecan layer on? Also, I see on your recipe it says to scoop 2 tbsp of the brownie mixture into the pan. I’m assuming that was only for the cupcakes and for the pie you add all of the brownie mixture to the pan?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Thanks for reminding me I need to fix that on my pdf!!!
It should say the entire lot…not just 2 tbsp :)

Also you bake it all at the same time


Gina November 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Thanks so much :)


Fanta November 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Just when I think it couldn’t get any better… you post this! Thanks :)


Amber K November 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Awww, I MISS snickerdoodles! My grandma used to make some amazing ones, soft and chewy, super moist. Yum.


Nicole November 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm

You need to do a post on your food photography skills! You’ve always had great pictures, but it seems more recently that they have been really breath-taking!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm

lately I have been doing two things:

1) using a tripod

and 2) turning off the yellow lights

I also shoot in RAW, use a macro lens, and use adobe lightroom :) its fun!


christyn @ All Ways Nutritious November 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm

love snickerdoodles…your recipe looks great! going to add this to my oh she glows recipes to make. i’m looking forward to your sugar cookie recipe too.


Judi November 24, 2010 at 5:10 pm

these look soooo yummy! I have tried a couple of your recipes (apple strudel cake and mini cinnamon chocolate cupcakes) my husband had no clue they were vegan. He loved them! BTW flax eggs are an amazing invention!


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes November 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I’ve never had snicker doodles before but this look delish!


briana November 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm


I don’t have earth balance and I don’t want to use butter. ANy suggestions? Would flax or oil work?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm

not sure…worth a shot perhaps


Paula November 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm

No, you need some kind of solid fat for cookies – butter or shortening. If you use just flax it would turn out something like a weird sweet cracker. And if you use oil it would turn out kind of like crumbly pie dough, which might be a fairly tasty creation! :) but they wouldn’t cookies. After all, its that unique texture that makes a cookie a cookie and not a cake or a scone! Solid fat creamed with sugar + flour = cookie! :)


Ella November 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Looks SO good..maybe I’ll have to make these along with the two other types of cookies I’ve made this week lol.


Lauren November 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Please give us a great Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (without PB!)

My favorite vegan cookies of all time are the ones at Whole Foods bakery… Vegan Almond cookie, Vegan Coconut Nut Cookie, Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie. If you can replicate any of those bad boys, I will worship the ground you walk on eternally :)

ps. I ADORE your blog!


Melissa November 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Yum! I’m looking forward to making some cookies with my kids soon. We may have to include snickerdoodles in our baking. They are a classic and very good. The main feature for us is sugar cookies, which are simple and so fun to decorate. :)


Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm

I made snickerdoodles for the very first time this year and LOVED them!! They’re so chewy and perfect. :)


Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Oooooh yummy!! I’ve never heard of Snickerdoodles before, but now it’s on my looong list of OSG recipes that I can’t wait to try :)


Tiffany November 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Those look great! Snickerdoodles are my daughters favorite cookies of all time.


stacey-healthylife November 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm

So pretty. :)


Cara Craves... November 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Those look so lovely :)
Anything with cinnamon is a winner in my books.


Lee November 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm

For a really long time, I thought Snickerdoodles had Snickers in them. I have to admit, I was kind of bummed when I found out that they didn’t!


carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream November 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm

These look super yummy! I might have to give this a try this holiday season. It seems like a similar method to a ginger molasses cookie I make but this would be milder in flavour…. Now I have plans of making both and making an amazing cookie tray!

Yum, thanks for sharing!


Emily November 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Snickerdoodles!! I love them, too, and don’t make them nearly enough!! I wonder why that is? I now have a good excuse to make them this Christmastime!!


Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA November 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Snickerdoodles are my mom’s favorite (well, that and molasses). Last year I made a bunch of Mexican wedding cookies that were amaaazing. I also love almond-flavored cookies, those seem to be a seasonal treat.


Dee November 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I love, love, love Snickerdoodle cookies! Sugar cookies come in at a close second. ;)


Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life November 24, 2010 at 7:52 pm

These cookies looked so good, I had to make them tonight! They’re delicious! Mine turned out a bit fluffier than yours. I think maybe because I used just baking soda, I don’t have any cream of tartar.


Cynthia November 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I absolutely love snickerdoodles. Love this recipe!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I have vivid memories of eating snickerdoodle dough right out of the freezer as a kid! :)


Stefanie November 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Yummy! Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies. I’m a cinnamon lover and this cookie satifies my cinnamon cravings. The last snickerdoodle I had was right out of the freezer and it was really good. Thank you for this recipe.


Lauren November 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Those Snickerdoodles look awesome!
My request…
OMG pleeeeeease vegan cut-outs with frosting! Making cut-out Christmas cookies = best holiday memories!


Jessa November 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Where can you buy Earth Balance? Does Loblaws have it?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Yes they do :)


Jessica November 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm

These look great! My favorite cookie is Espresso Chocolate Chunk cookies! They’re rich and chocolaty and go perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.


Charis Brown Malloy November 24, 2010 at 9:03 pm

These look scrumptious! I’ll have to figure out a gluten-free version – snickerdoodles are my FAVORITE cookie!

I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and love it – it’s nice to “meet” a fellow vegger!


Coco November 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I’ve never has a snickerdoodle before or even heard of one. I feel so out of the loop. So, I’ll definetely be making these bad boys!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm

My favourite holiday cookies are shortbread cookies. They’re loaded with butter and sugar, but worth every bite. :D

These look really good too. I love anything cinnamon flavoured!


Sara November 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Can I come live with you for the next month? I’ll clean up, just feed me cookies. Wait, scratch that, cleaning up after you probably involves every single thing in the whole kitchen being dirty, every single day. :P

…OK I thought about it again and I’ll still do it. Feed me. ;P


Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' November 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I love Snickerdoodles! And I love that the recipe is for a small batch– large batches are bad news in my house! (I’ll eat them all before I have a chance to give them away!) ;)

Thanks for sharing!


Livvie November 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Can you make smores cookies Angela :) Thanks!!
And these look deeeeliisssh!


Amy November 24, 2010 at 9:53 pm

These look lovely!
My fave cookie is Ginger cookies with the crystalized candied ginger baked in!
Perfect with a cup tea :)


Ashley @ the fit academic November 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Snickerdoodles are totally one of my all-time favorite cookies! I rarely make them, but when I do – I have a secret family recipe that is absolutely to die for! I’ve never tried a vegan version before either, but that’s something I should consider!


Rebecca November 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I love Gingerbread Men and Shortbread or anything with ginger, cinnamon and all spice, really I just love cookies.

I have never had Snickerdoodles before, but, they look easy to make.


Alaina November 24, 2010 at 11:03 pm

I just made a great batch of snickerdoodles for a bridal shower! Mine were light and pillow-y. :-)


Sierra November 24, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Not sure if you are all pumpkin’d out, but I hope you’re not cuz: my mom used to make pumpkin cookies once a year and they were amazing! do you think you could make a pumpkin cookie recipe for me? Pretty please?


Robin November 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm

These sound great!
My favorite cookies of all time are called Monster cookies from a local bakery here. Basically, they have oatmeal, PB, and M&M’s…soo YUMM.
I recently took a different take on this and made Monster Cookie Bars – and boy oh boy did they turn out awesome! However they weren’t completely vegan because the recipe I based the bars on called for condensed milk and I couldn’t think of how to get around that. I have also made Oatmeal PB Chocolate chip cookies that rocked, but again not all vegan. I’d love to see your take on this awesome combo!


Maria @ runningcupcake November 25, 2010 at 2:26 am

I made snickerdoodles the other week for the first time. IN the uk a snickers bar is a chocolate bar with peanut and caramel, so I always thought they were to do with that. But when I read the recipe andrealised they were cinnamon I went for it- delish! I love carrot cake cookies for something unusual :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 25, 2010 at 9:51 am

that’s what Eric thought it was too!!


Robin November 25, 2010 at 4:48 am

Great recipe – thanks! Now I can save some of the money I’ve been spending buying these from Liz Lovely!


Foxy November 25, 2010 at 5:03 am

Looks great Angela! Please could you give us your twist on a “healthed-up” peanut butter cookie? My mom used to make the sugary-buttery version when I was a kid which I adored, but would love to try a healthier version!


Krystina (Basil & Wine) November 25, 2010 at 7:34 am

Mmm, I love snickerdoodles!


Peggy November 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

I love Snickerdoodles! This recipe sounds fantastic and look forward to the other cookies you have in store!


Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans November 25, 2010 at 9:59 am

My favorites are gingerbread cookies. They just scream Christmas!!


Faith @ lovelyascharged November 25, 2010 at 11:04 am

I havent had them in ages but I love snickerdoodles! This sounds deeeelish!

I dont know if this is a holiday cookie, but I’m a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie girl all the way!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 25, 2010 at 11:38 am

I made your Carrot Cake Cookies last night… then had to make another batch because they were so good. Definitely trying these next!

My favorite cookie of all time is a bacon chocolate chip cookie. Not too vegan-friendly though! ;)


Maureen PLuthero November 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

I also love snickerdoodles do you also make the chocolate ones. I am wanting to make a vegan version of a traditional holiday cookie this year depending on how you know them they are called Empire biscuits or Belgian cookies. Two sugar cookies held together with jam then iced and either a small pc of cherry or a little silver ball on top. Delicious


Moni'sMeals November 25, 2010 at 11:59 am

Wow, I think you got me on these, not usually my favorite but reading the ingredients I will try them out.

My fav holiday cookies are hands down my chocolate chip shortbread cookies and my peanut butter and chocolate balls dipped in white chocolate. :)


Wendy November 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Ok, I have a pan in the oven as I type this. Kid critics will be home from school soon. Super easy to make and I left all the stuff out for them to help make another batch! Coffe and coco will go nice along side too! Thanks!!!


Wendy November 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Ok just had one and it was yummy. I DID substitute with baking powder for cream of tartar and they were fine.


Suzie November 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm

This is kind of unrelated, but I’ve been reading for a few months, but totally missed all of September & your trip to Paris (due to lack of internet!) So I don’t know if you mentioned this, or know about it…but thought you would like to know if you didn’t!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 25, 2010 at 2:39 pm

yes I did see that!


manou November 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I didn’t know snickerdoodles before, but they look amazing !! I have to make some soooon :)
It would be great to see some x-mas cookie dough balls on your blog – maybe with some chocolate & cinnamon & toasted almonds inside :)


Jolene ( November 27, 2010 at 1:05 am

I really like shortbread!

I have used a chia egg, but not a flax egg … do they work equally well?


The Robertsons of Mumbai November 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Quick question – after “1/2 flax egg” in the ingredient list, you note the ingredients for the flax egg. Is the amount you specify = to 1 flax egg (and so therefore, we need to half that), or is that the amount to make 1/2 flax egg which is needed for the recipe?

Thanks so much! I look forward to trying these!



Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm

the correct amount is in the recipe, so nope no need to half it!


Cherie November 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm

In response to your question about subbing baking powder for the baking soda and cream of tartar, yes, you can do that in general. 1 teaspoon baking powder = 1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar. I was originally thinking that it would be simple to plug in 1 teaspoon of the baking powder to replace the soda and cream of tartar in this recipe, but then I noticed the amounts are reversed. So, maybe in this case it’s best to stick with the recipe as written ;-).


Paige November 30, 2010 at 9:51 am

I made these cookies last night, and although i didn’t flatten them out with a fork enough they turned out delicious! crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and not too overpowering. delicious! :)


May Cookie Co. December 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

I love just about anything with the great smell and flavor of cinnamon. This is the perfect cookie to launch us into December and the start of holiday baking!


megan @ blackberries for jam December 2, 2010 at 11:39 am

Thank you so much for this recipe! My husband’s favorite cookies are snickerdoodles and I’ve never found a vegan recipe for them that has worked. I made these the other day and they are PERFECT! Looking forward to your other cookie recipes!


kayleigh December 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm

i would love love love a vegan buckeyes recipe!!


Abby December 22, 2010 at 10:41 am

Made these with the baking powder… turned out beautiful. These have become my favorite holiday cookie…


Brittany August 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm

These were delicious, I left out the cream of tartar all together and I did not press them down and they turned out soft and slightly chewy, very good!


SarahF April 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

I tried these cookies about 10 days ago. I have not had much success baking cookies in the past, and I was not sure that these would turn out very well. To the contrary! I am now on batch #4! My family can’t get enough of these delicious cookies! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. :-)


Sam April 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm

My daughter declared snickerdoodles her favorite cookies last Thanksgiving…I was looking for a vegan version and just made a batch of these. They were a big hit! She said they are just like the non-vegan ones if not better (better for me bc these are healthier :) So glad I found your site. Thanks!


Shanna May 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Oh my god! I made these tonight and they came out perfect! Perfectly pillowy and soft with crispy edges. I am so happy!! These are delicious!


Maggie August 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Thanks for this great recipe! I just made these, following your recipe to the letter, and they turned out really well — so delicious and exactly as you described: crisp on the inside and a bit chewy inside. Mine weren’t quite as picture perfect as yours… guess I’ll have to make them again soon to practice! ;)


Maggie August 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Oops, I meant crisp on the *outside*.


Crystal August 7, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I’ve recently switched to an all-vegan diet, and I love your blog! I can’t wait to try these cookies out, but isn’t white sugar refined with bone char? Would beet sugar be a good substitute?


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Hey Crystal, Look for organic cane sugar – that’s what I use or you can sub any granulated sugar of your choice I assume.


Kara November 10, 2013 at 9:54 am

These are delicious! I did try the baking powder version because I didn’t have any cream of tartar on hand (I used 3/4 tsp. baking powder) and they turned out great.


Neha November 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I tried replacing the cream of tartar with baking powder and it did NOT work! They ended up being extremely dry and crumbly on the outside and totally uncooked on the inside. Huge mistake on my part.


Rachel December 6, 2013 at 5:45 am

I just made these for my kids Christmas party at school, and they are delicious! The best part is my kids absolutely loved them. Thanks for the great recipe!


Meredith December 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I made these with gluten free flour and 1/4tsp xantham gum and they turned out AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!


Elaina December 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Thank you for sharing info about gluten free! I would love to make these!


Noemi Tirado December 12, 2013 at 12:37 am

I just made these and they are absolutely delicious! I used coconut oil because I didn’t have earth balance, and replaced the baking soda and cream of tartar with baking powder. The result was great, they have crispy edges and soft middles. They are just as good (if not better) as any non-vegan recipe. They were super easy to make and I love that the recipe doesn’t make too many. They will go along perfectly with my secret Santa gift ;] Thank you!


Margaret December 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm

I was searching and almost to the end of these posts when, thank goodness, I found yours stating that coconut oil replaces butter just fine. Thanks!


Abbey December 24, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I made these and the dough was extremely crumbly, so I was unable to press the balls down with a fork. I didn’t substitute anything and followed the recipe exactly. They tasted alright though.


Jess February 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I made these for a friend who is vegan and they were a huge hit with everyone! In fact, my non-vegan friends (and myself) were all astounded that they are so darn addictive and delicious AND completely dairy-free!


Ally February 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

I just made these and I made them gluten free :) it was so simple to make and they turned out amazing!!


Jackie April 24, 2014 at 10:18 am

I would like to make these, but they need to be gluten free. How would I go about that?


Emily June 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

Would substituting the earth balance butter for crisco butter shortening work? My local grocer doesn’t carry Earth Balance products


Sabrina Marie July 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Hi! I got impatient while making these. Well actually I got extrememly hungry SO I decided to not wait to refridgerate the dough and replaced the cream of tartar with 1/8 tsp baking powder, THEY TURNED OUT PHENOMENAL! THANK YOU SO MUCH


Michelle November 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I have been making these every year since you posted the recipe! Best Christmas cookie ever!


Jen December 2, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Just made these, and they are AMAZING. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Shelly December 6, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Hi. I’ve never made snickerdoodles before. I decided to try your recipe. I have a question. The dough seems very dry/crumbly to me compared to cookie doughs I’m used to. Is this the way its supposed to be? When I go to push them down with the fork, they break apart and I have to piece them back together. And they don’t ‘grow’ like your did. They stay the size I rolled, then mashed them. Did I do something wrong?


AMBER January 7, 2015 at 8:42 am

Thanks for posting this. My brother has been extremely ill and is on a super strict diet. He misses sweet treats sooo much. He has to be dairy free and sugar free. I’m going to try this receipe and use half smart balance, half coconut oil, and for sweetener I will use a mixture of monk fruit and stevia. I will let you know if it is worth trying.


Christine January 17, 2015 at 5:48 pm

i used a banana in mine. Waiting for them to come out now!!


Nicole December 17, 2015 at 5:20 am

I used baking powder to substitute the cream of tar tar and baking soda and it was divine! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe :) Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!!


Marie December 22, 2015 at 5:41 pm

This is my first vegan Christmas and my dad loves the snickerdoodles that I make almost every year. I made a double batch of your veganized recipe and they turned out so nicely, I’m not going to tell him that they’re vegan!


Cathleen January 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Loved them!!


Salma October 13, 2017 at 12:04 am

Is it possible to replace the flax egg with a chia egg? I don’t have ground flax, only chia seeds and was wondering if it would be the same proportions/whether it would even work in the recipe! These look so good and I really want to try to them!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 13, 2017 at 11:11 am

Hey Salma, Oh that’s a good question! I haven’t tried a chia egg before. Chia tends to absorb a bit more moisture than flax does, so that’s my only concern. You might be able to try a 1/2 tbsp of chia seeds or even 1 teaspoon in place of the 1/2 tbsp ground flax? If you try anything let me know how it goes!


Robin December 16, 2017 at 1:03 am

I can not wait to try these. Snickerdoodles have been my sons favorite for over 35yr.(they are 37&39 now). Now to do the vegan gluten free version and see if they notice. I will let you know. ☺


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

Oh, you’ll have to let me know how they go over! Thanks Robin :)


Lacey December 21, 2017 at 10:58 am

I made these using AP flour and coconut oil. I also replaced the baking soda and cream of tartar with 3/4 tsp of baking powder. My dough came out very crumbly, so I added a few tablespoons of almond milk until I got a cookie dough consistency. I baked them for 10 minutes, and they came out great! Crispy around the edges and soft on the inside.


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Hey Lacey, I’m so glad these worked out even with the tweaks! Thanks for letting us know. :)


Grace Ullman December 19, 2018 at 10:14 am

How far ahead of Christmas can I make these if I put them in an airtight container?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Hi Grace, I don’t find cookies are super fresh after the first day so I would probably make them the day of for best enjoyment ;)


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