I’m laying on our sofa watching Tony eat an enormous plate my vegan tofu nachos. The perfect half is that he has no concept that I made them with a wholesome cheese sauce constituted of nuts, or that the ‘meat’ is definitely tofu. That is precisely why I really like doing what I do: serving to individuals eat more healthy and extra nutritious with out sacrificing style.

And typically you want a cookie that’s the perfect of each worlds: each candy and slightly extra nutritious.

I’d such as you to fulfill my attractive fats little grain free snickerdoodles. They’re tender, dairy free, have chewy facilities & crispy edges, and are principally THE MOST ADDICTING COOKIE RECIPE EVER! They make your home scent like a scrumptious cinnamon sugar cookie candle from Bathtub and Physique Works. Belief me, Santa is not going to be dissatisfied.

These wholesome snickerdoodles are primarily based on my favourite gluten free sugar cookie recipe and are available collectively in ONE BOWL. That’s proper, you’ll have considered one of these snickerdoodles in your stomach in lower than 20 minutes.

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Substances you’ll want

This simple gluten-free snickerdoodle recipe is of course sweetened however the cookies style like the actual deal snickerdoodles and love. Dairy-free and paleo-friendly, too! Right here’s what you’ll must make them:

  • Flours: we’re utilizing a mixture of almond flour and coconut flour to maintain these snickerdoodles gluten free & grain free.
  • Spices: you’ll add good outdated cinnamon to completely spice these gluten free snickerdoodles.
  • Sweeteners: we’re naturally sweetening these snickerdoodles with a little bit of pure maple syrup and coconut sugar.
  • Moist elements: you’ll additionally want coconut oil and an egg to provide these grain free snickerdoodles the proper quantity of moisture.
  • Baking staples: don’t neglect so as to add vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar (which makes the cookies style like snickerdoodles) and a pinch of salt to assist them bake up correctly!
  • For rolling: I really like rolling the dough in slightly natural cane sugar + cinnamon to provide the snickerdoodles a reasonably, festive look.

rolling gluten free snickerdoodle cookie dough balls in sugar

Utilizing cream of tartar in snickerdoodles

I do know it looks like an odd ingredient, however cream of tartar is one thing that differentiates snickerdoodles from all different cookies. It offers snickerdoodles a tremendous, tender texture as a result of it prevents the sugar from crystallizing, and it reacts with the baking soda to make them puffy and scrumptious. Cream of tartar additionally has a really slight acidic taste that pairs with the sugar and that you just’ll discover in conventional snickerdoodles.

unbaked grain free snickerdoodles on a baking sheet

Straightforward ingredient swaps

Lacking a number of issues or need to customise these gluten free snickerdoodles? Right here’s what I like to recommend:

  • For the coconut oil: be happy to make use of melted butter. I personally LOVE utilizing melted salted butter in these.
  • For the coconut sugar: the coconut sugar retains the snickerdoodles paleo, however you too can use common sugar if you happen to choose!
  • For the maple syrup: be happy to make use of honey as a substitute, or simply add one other tablespoon or two of sugar.

gluten free snickerdoodles on a wire rack

Can I exploit all function flour?

Sadly, no, I might not advocate utilizing all function flour in these grain free snickerdoodles. When you’re wanting to make use of all function flour, strive considered one of these cookies as a substitute:

Can I make them vegan?

I haven’t examined this recipe utilizing an egg replacer, however I’ve seen within the feedback that different readers have used a flax egg with success! Let me know if you happen to strive it.

paleo snickerdoodles in a stack on a plate

Suggestions & tips for the perfect gluten free snickerdoodles

  • Use room temperature elements. Use a room temp egg and cooled coconut oil in order that your moist elements don’t coagulate. You’ll be able to merely place your egg in heat water for 3-5 minutes and wait in your coconut oil to change into room temp after melting it.
  • Let your dough relaxation. After you’ve blended your moist & dry elements collectively let your dough sit for about 5 minutes to let it thicken up.
  • Flatten the cookie dough balls in order that they’re about 1/4 inch thick after putting them in your cookie sheet. As a result of these are grain & gluten free snickerdoodles, they received’t unfold as a lot as common ones.
  • Bake till barely golden brown. They’re scrumptious barely underbaked and we don’t need dry snickerdoodles!

grain free snickerdoodles on parchment paper with cinnamon sticks

Methods to freeze grain free snickerdoodles

Excellent news: these grain & gluten free snickerdoodles are freezer-friendly! There are two methods to do it:

  1. Freeze the dough: roll the snickerdoodle cookie dough into balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill the dough within the freezer for half-hour. As soon as the cookie dough balls agency up, you possibly can switch them to a reusable freezer-safe bag or container. Cookie dough will hold nicely for as much as 3 months. When able to bake, merely bake the cookies as directed. You might simply want a number of further minutes of baking time.
  2. Freeze already baked grain free snickerdoodles: await the snickerdoodles to chill fully, then switch them to a reusable freezer-safe bag or container lined with wax or parchment paper. I like to put them in a single layer to keep away from any cookies breaking. Cookies will hold nicely for as much as 2 months. As soon as able to eat, merely thaw out at room temperature and luxuriate in.

gluten free snickerdoodles on parchment paper with a bite taken out

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Grain Free Snickerdoodles

gluten free snickerdoodles on parchment paper with a bite taken out

The softest grain free snickerdoodles with hints of heat cinnamon and sugar in each chew. These simple, grain and gluten free snickerdoodles are paleo-friendly, too, and made with a mixture of almond flour and coconut flour. This shall be your new go-to wholesome snickerdoodle recipe! 


  • Moist elements:
  • ¼
    melted and cooled coconut oil or melted butter
  • 1/3
    coconut sugar (or common sugar)
  • 1
    pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1
    egg, at room temperature
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • Dry elements:
  • 1 ½
    packed superb blanched almond flour
  • 1
    coconut flour
  • 1
  • 1/2
    baking soda
  • ¼
    cream of tartar
  • 1/4
  • For rolling:
  • 1/4
    natural cane sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1


  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, add in melted coconut oil or melted butter, sugar, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Combine till nicely mixed, clean and creamy.

  3. Subsequent add in almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Combine till a dough kinds. Permit dough to sit down for five minutes to thicken up whilst you make the cinnamon sugar combination.

  4. Whereas dough is sitting, combine collectively cane sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and put aside.

  5. Use your palms to roll dough into 10 golf-sized balls, then roll every dough ball into cinnamon-sugar combination till coated fully. Place every dough ball on ready cookie sheet then flatten every with the palm of your hand in order that they’re about 1/4th inch thick.

  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Take away from oven, switch to a wire rack and permit cookies to chill fully. Makes 10 cookies.

Recipe Notes

See the weblog submit for ideas, tips, ingredient swaps, and cookie freezing directions.


Servings: 10 cookies

Serving measurement: 1 snickerdoodle

Energy: 201kcal

Fats: 14.3g

Saturated fats: 5.4g

Carbohydrates: 17.1g

Fiber: 2.3g

Sugar: 13.3g

Protein: 4.3g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats

This submit was initially revealed on December fifth, 2017, republished on December sixteenth, 2020, and republished on December fifth, 2022.

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