I love snickerdoodles. I love them ever so dearly. They are the perfect cookie, light, buttery, fluffy, covered in spice and sugar. There’s so many variations! I’ve blogged before about my famous vegan eggnog snickerdoodles. While it’s an old blog post with not great pictures and flat cookies the recipe stands the test of time. They are a must at every holiday gathering with my friends and family. So, I decided to use that as a base and make just a regular old traditional snickerdoodle.
Snickerdoodles have such an entertaining name, they are a party cookie. You make a big plate of these when you’ve got people coming over and believe you me they won’t last long. There’s something irresistible about a cookie sparkling with sugar that melts in your mouth. Also the recipe makes two dozen so you don’t have to worry about running out. I’m all about simple cookies at this time of year, simple, quick and delicious. I can’t believe the winter we’ve been having here in Toronto! I have only pulled out my winter boots twice! This time last year I had been wearing my winter boots every single day for about three months at this point. I’ll take this weather any day. Although, I am already starting to dream of getting into my garden, what I’m going to plant, how I can make the most of the space.
But while I wait for backyard season I can make delightful cookies with crisp outsides and soft insides. I can toss them in cinnamon and sugar and fill my house with the smell of baking cookies.
Cinnamon and sugar who first figured out that this was a to die for combination? Doughnuts with a cinnamon sugar coating, cookies, cinnamon and brown sugar inside of cinnamon rolls. Meant to be together, that’s for sure.
I enjoy how the cookies crack upon baking. They just look so aesthetically pleasing! They are bite size which is tricky, since it is so easy to eat a half dozen before you realize what exactly it is that you’re doing!
I find that this picture makes the cookie jar look extra impressive. These snickerdoodles are not messing around. They are here to be eaten and enjoyed end of story!
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp egg replacer
- 6 tbl water
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbl sugar
Preheat the oven to 400 and lightly grease two baking sheets
In a large bowl cream together the margarine and shortening, add the sugar and mix until combined
In a separate bowl combine the egg replacer and water and then pour it into the sugar mixture, mix to combine
Add the vanilla, flour, baking soda salt and lemon juice and mix together until incorporated.
On a plate or in a shallow bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar.
Scoop the dough by the teaspoon and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Place on tray and bake for 12min.