|Naughty li'l elves!|
I have yet to try an Alicia Simpson recipe that doesn't taste amazing! This snickerdoodle cookie recipe is no exception. Crispy, cinnamon-y and full of seasonal oomph, I'm planning to give little stacks of these beauties as Christmas gifts. They go great with coffee or chai tea. And, as you can see in the photo, Santa's Scout Elves just love them! My daughter, Lila, has two scout elves because Santa determined that she needed an extra set of eyes on her during the holidays - she's a chronic gift-jiggler. Lila named her elves Lula and Layla, which makes me curious about the names of my future grandchildren...
|This plate of cookies was piled beautifully high before I went to look for my phone.|
Upon return, I found this picked-over cookie plate. Sigh...
Alicia Simpson's Sweetgrass Snickerdoodles
from the cookbook Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food
1/2 cup nonhydrogenated margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the margarine and shortening with the applesauce and sugars. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the creamed mixture 1/2 cup at a time and mix with an electric mixer until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
- Chill the dough for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar with the cinnamon.
- Scoop 1-inch balls of dough with a teaspoon. Roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture, coating all sides.
- Place on a baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart and bake for 12 minutes for chewy cookies and up to 15 minutes for a crisper cookie.
- Remove from baking sheet, cool, and enjoy.
Please Note: Alicia Simpson did not put me up to this. I purchased the cookbook on my own, years ago, and I love it! If you want to support a fantastic vegan cookbook author, buy something with her name on it. You won't be sorry!