Almond Butter Snickerdoodles. Vegan Recipe

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Who is ready to head out, stay home or just do nothing over the Christmas vacation! Me! Well maybe, maybe not. I am too hooked to the cooking up stuff, so it might be challenge to stay away for more than a few days.

Lets finish off this week with these deliciously melt in your mouth, cinnamony, sugary Snickerdoodles. The amazing thing about them, they have almond butter to replace some of the fat and are skinnier, so you can eat more of them. just kidding. These wont last long at all I tell you.

Another awesome fact, no need for any elbow grease to whip up vegan butter and sugar. Just mix up wet ingredients, mix with dry, make dough, chill, shape, bake, eat! And let me know about it. #veganricha !;)

Eat this Snickerdoodle .....

For all the Holiday cookies from the blog, see the Christmas Cookies, Cakes, and Jar Gifts round up posted yesterday here.

For even more holiday cookies, check out Kristy's cookie Swap party here.

I was going to post these cookies tomorrow, but I think not many people will be checking blogs tomorrow :). Whip these up today!

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Prep the dry and wet ingredients. Mix and knead into a dough. Chill for an hour. Then make balls, roll in cinnamon sugar and press down with a fork.
Yep, it is difficult to take pictures when your hands are covered in dough and cinnamon sugar :). not many step pictures today. 

Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 5 then finish them off.

Almond Butter Snickerdoodles
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, soy, yeast. Can be made gluten-free with a gluten-free all purpose flour.

Ingredients: Makes 10-12
3/4 cup organic unbleached white flour or Spelt flour (or use glutenfree all purpose flour)
1 Tbsp corn starch (or arrowroot starch)
1/3 cup raw sugar, finely ground or any other fine vegan sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

2 tsps flaxmeal
2 Tbsp almond milk
3 Tbsp almond butter (I used Justin's classic almond butter)
3 Tbsp Oil (organic canola or virgin coconut)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

2 Tbsps sugar (coarsely ground raw sugar)
3 tsps cinnamon

In a bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients: In another bowl mix the flaxmeal into the milk. Add the almond butter, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and mix well to combine. It will take a minute or so for the nut butter to mix in. Add this mixture to the dry and mix. Knead to form a stiff dough. The mixture will feel crumbly at first but will come together. If it just doesnt stay together, spray water on it once or twice and knead. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. 
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix 2 tsps cinnamon in 2 Tablespoons sugar in a bowl and put 1 tsp cinnamon in another small plate or bowl. Make an inch to inch and half size balls of the chilled dough. Roll the ball first in cinnamon then in cinnamon sugar. Press down with a fork. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Let cool completely.(5 minutes). The cookies will soft out of the oven, but will firm up. Store in airtight container.  

These cookies are being shared at Ricki's wellness weekend.


  1. these looks delicious, richa! good call on posting them today ;)

  2. Yum! I can just imagine the richness that almond butter would give to these.

  3. This is definitely my kind of cookie! Oh how I love almond butter! And I'm sure they're not too sweet, exactly to my taste :)

  4. I LOVE snickerdoodles (and it's just fun to say snickerdoodle!) and that almond butter in there makes me love them even more!

  5. G'day! I love snickerdoodles, true!
    Thank you for your photo making me smile with many fond memories from childhood too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. Gorgeous pictures Richa! These look beautiful!

  7. These look great, I'm a big fan of Snickerdoodles! My kids love them!


  8. They look incredible. the close up shot makes you want to grab one right away.

  9. Mmm, simply glorious! All the nutty charm of the classic peanut butter cookies plus some added spicy cheer... Sounds like an excellent twist for the holidays.

  10. I was a little skeptic while making the dough, consistency was not right, tried the raw dough and it was awful.... if this happens to you PLEASE do not throw it away.... once you bake these things they are AMAZING, best vegan cookies I ever tried. Thanks for the recipie.

    1. :D lol. i should put that warning in the recipe. Do not taste the dough;) I am glad you did not throw it away:) The cookies definitely are amazingly delicious!! Merry Christmas!

    2. LOL I would eat the raw dough, too!

  11. It looks delicious and I bet it tastes as good as it looks :)

  12. I cook without oil. Can I substitute applesauce for the oil? I am sure the consistency will change but will that be all that will happen?

    1. They should work fine without the oil.

  13. this sounds like an amazing healthy cookie!

  14. Snickerdoodles are my favorite...and the use of almond butter sounds yummy! Hope you had a wonderful holidays! Wishing you and your beautiful family a Happy New Year, Richa!

  15. Ooo these look delicious. What a nice treat to eat by the fireside when it's cold out! Happy New Year!

  16. These sound so amazing, Richa! I love snickerdoodles, and this almondy twist on them is right up my alley.

  17. Replies
    1. do you want to substitute the almond butter with almond flour or the entire flour with almond flour? They should turn out fine with the almond flour substituted for almond butter. You might need a bit more wet ingredients, so add a Tbsp more oil and non dairy milk.
      i have not tried the cookie with entirely almond flour, so I am not sure about the wet to dry ingredients needed.

    2. I have celiac so I can't eat wheat flour. So I was referring to using almond flour instead of wheat flour.

    3. you can use half oat and half almond flour or use any gf all purpose mix. just almond flour might change the wet needed.

  18. I'm not familiar with 'ground raw sugar'--is it possible to use regular vegan sugar or coconut sugar?

    1. It is just raw sugar, which is usually granulated, ground up to fine consistency. you can use any other vegan sugar.

  19. Do you think peanut butter would work in this recipe?

  20. Richa- I just made these! They're awesome. It's the first time I've made a baked good from your blog & the first time I've successfully used flax! Thanks for a great recipe!

  21. It's been years since I've had snickerdoodles (in junior high, I had my fare share of Otis Spunkmeyer snickerdoodle cookies for lunch -- yikes!). These cookies look goooorgeous! And, really, how can you go wrong with nut butter? :) These are definitely going on my list of desserts to make ASAP!

  22. I made these last night, they were delicious as your recipes always are.

  23. I made these and they were delicious! i made a few changes since i did not have all the ingredients. I took out the flaxmeal and almond milk. switched aw sugar for brown sugar and switched almond butter for peanut butter. I guess i can call them peanut butter cookies instead of snickerdoodles.


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