There are two kinds of SNICKERDOODLES.....there's the big puffy, "cakey" ones and then there's the RIGHT ones! Sweet, thin, crackled and chewy; these are the only kind of Snickerdoodles that you'll find here at The Urban Poser. So if you are looking for the former then...."These are not the cookies you are looking for....move along." (THANK YOU Obi-Wan and my two very obsessed Starwars fans!)
I decided to make these lovely grain/dairy free cookies egg free as well. This combo makes them perfect for baking with your kids because it's safe to lick all that sticky, cinnamon covered dough off your fingers (not that my boys would EVER do that). Best of all though, they are super easy to make and super tasty too, so get ready for some finger licking goodness!
(Paleo,Vegan, egg/grain/dairy free)
2 cups/200g/7oz blanched, fine ground almond flour (NOT packed)*
scant less than 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup melted palm shortening, ghee or coconut oil
11/2 tablespoons GF vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raw coconut crystals, such as Coconut Secret or Maple sugar (optional)
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
This may make more than you need. We keep the extra for sprinkling on grain free bread or butternuts quash. YUM!
Preheat the over to 350 degrees F and line and grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
*Note: When measuring almond flour, remember to use the "dip & sweep" method for best results. Dip the measuring cup in to the loose almond flour and drag a knife of flat edge over the top. Pouring into the cup can result in too much or even too little AF in the recipe.
In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients; mix together well. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, honey and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the almond flour mixture and mix till combined. Let rest for a few minutes. It will thicken up some but may still be sticky.
Combine the coconut sugar crystals/maple sugar (optional*) and the ground cinnamon in a small bowl.
Note: Coconut sugar crystals or maple sugar ARE optional. The cookies look and turn out great with just the cinnamon as well.
With clean hands (so the dough sent stick) use a rounded tablespoon, scoop out the dough, then gently form into a ball. Roll in, or sprinkle all sides with, the cinnamon mixture. Place the balls of cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet, about 3 inches apart.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-9 minutes. Leave cookies on the cookie sheet while cooling. They may seem under-baked at first, but they will firm up to just the right texture as they cool.
To help prevent burning on the bottom of the cookies you can double up on your cookie sheets.