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The holidays are around the corner, and I’m already feeling festive! I’ve been baking up a storm, getting ready for holiday parties and family gatherings. I wanted to create a Vegan Snickerdoodle recipe, and I love how these cookies turned out! They’re fluffy and tender with plenty of cinnamon!

snickerdoodles on a plate

Of course, when you’re enjoying a cookie, you have to have it with a cup of coffee. This season, you can find me sipping on a mug of Starbucks® Holiday Blend coffee! I love sipping on a cup of coffee while I’m baking or wrapping gifts!

snickerdoodles on a plate

Now let’s talk about these snickerdoodle cookies! If you love cinnamon, these are a must-make. Share them with friends and family during all of your holiday traditions! Whether that’s wrapping gifts or decorating a tree, everything’s better with sweet treats and coffee!

Snickerdoodles with milk

Tips for the Perfect Snickerdoodles

  • Be sure to move the oven rack to the correct position. If the rack is too low, the bottoms will brown too quickly.
  • Make sure the coconut oil is completely melted before mixing. This will help you incorporate it into the dough.
  • Cream of tartar is a must-have to help these cookies lift and give them a fluffy texture.
  • If you’re wondering why there is vinegar in a cookie recipe, the vinegar reacts with the baking soda to add additional lift. Do not omit.

Snickerdoodles on a pan

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snickerdoodles on a plate

Easy Vegan Snickerdoodles

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Cookies


This vegan snickerdoodles are soft and chewy with crispy edges. These are the perfect cookie to enjoy during the holidays while sipping on a cup of coffee!


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (plus more for dusting)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Move the oven rack to the top-middle position.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream the melted coconut oil and sugar together for 3 minutes, until completely blended.
  5. Add vanilla, vinegar, applesauce, and almond milk until mixed.
  6. Stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
  7. Scoop 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and shape into a ball.
  8. Gently dip the cookie in the cinnamon-sugar combination.
  9. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. (Do not over bake!)
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.



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