Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Advent and Vegan Snickerdoodles

We do an advent activity each day up until Christmas and yesterday we baked cookies. It was my first try at a vegan dessert - other than apple crisp - so I was a little skeptical. They were awesome and the whole batch disappeared.

Vegan Snickerdoodles

Vegetarian Times Issue: September 1, 2007 p.79

Snickerdoodles are just sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar. Try adding 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg or allspice to the cinnamon sugar to boost flavor.

Makes 45 cookies

Cookie Dough
13/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp. baking powder
1 stick (4 oz.) vegan margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vanilla soymilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbs. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
To make Cookie Dough: Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in bowl. Beat margarine in separate bowl with electric mixer until soft. Add sugar, and beat until fluffy. Beat in soymilk and vanilla extract 30 seconds or until smooth. Add flour mixture, and beat 30 seconds or until smooth.
To make Cinnamon Sugar: Combine sugar and cinnamon on large plate.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in Cinnamon Sugar, and place 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies look dry on tops and are lightly browned on bottoms. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container.
Nutritional Information

Per COOKIE: Calories: 49, Protein: 1g, Total fat: 1.5g, Saturated fat: 0.5g, Carbs: 9g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 29mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 4g

1 comment:

Small Footprints said...

Hi! I'm here from Something About MaryC's blog. I like your site and all of the things you make. I wish I were talented but ... can only admire the work of those who are ... like you!

I love this recipe for Snickerdoodles and have made them for the last few years. They never last long! And, unless I tell people that they are vegan, no one is the wiser!

Take Care!

Small Footprints