These eggless snickerdoodle cookies are everything you want in a snickerdoodle, just without the eggs! The cookie dough balls are made with cream of tartar and are rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking.
You're going to love these soft and chewy egg free snickerdoodles.
Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie that everyone enjoys! Now even your egg-free friends can enjoy this delicious dessert. This recipe comes in handy if you don't eat eggs or you simply ran out of eggs and still want to make cookies.
This post will give you all the tips and tricks on how to make perfect eggless snickerdoodle cookies.
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- "Wow!! These snickerdoodles were amazing! I made them vegan by using vegan butter and our family loved them. The perfect treat to surprise my parents with." - Rachel
- "These cookies were really delicious. I couldn't even tell they were made without eggs. Would make them again!" - Beau
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Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Made without eggs! Unlike my traditional snickerdoodle cookie recipe, this version is eggless! Whether you don't eat eggs or you just ran out of eggs, you'll love these chewy egg-free snickerdoodles.
- Rolled in cinnamon sugar! The cookie dough balls are dusted with cinnamon sugar before baking. This adds a warming, nostalgic flavor to these eggless cookies.
- Soft and chewy cookies! These cookies are just what you want in a good cookie - delicious flavor and texture!
- Classic tangy taste! This eggless snickerdoodle cookie dough is made with cream of tartar which adds that signature, slightly tangy flavor of a snickerdoodle.
- Easily vegan and dairy-free! Since this recipe is already egg-free, it's only a few steps away from being vegan or dairy-free. Use your favorite vegan and/or dairy-free stick butter to make this recipe fit your dietary needs.
- Salted butter
- Granulated white sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Cream of tartar
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Kosher salt
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Need to make a substitution or missing an ingredient? Here are some ways you can alter this recipe to fit your unique dietary needs.
- Vegan or dairy-free? Use high-quality vegan stick butter instead of regular butter.
- Don't have cream of tartar? Try to create a tangy cream of tartar-like taste by adding a splash of lemon juice or white vinegar. (I have not tested this substitution.)
Here are a few ideas for customizing this recipe and making different flavor variations:
- Use pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon in the cinnamon sugar mixture for a fall twist!
- Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon into the cookie dough if you'd like your cookies to have extra cinnamon flavor.
- Drizzle your baked eggless snickerdoodles with cream cheese frosting for a cinnamon roll effect.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
How To Make Egg Free Snickerdoodles
Step 1: Cream together softened butter and sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the room-temperature water and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
Step 2: Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until just combined, you will get a soft and light cookie dough.
Step 3: Optional: Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes for an extra chewy cookie. Use a small to medium-sized cookie scoop or a spoon to portion out the dough into 1” to 1.5" balls.
Step 4: Mix together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture one at a time.
Step 5: Place cinnamon dusted cookie dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Step 6: Bake eggless snickerdoodle cookies according to instructions in the recipe card.
Expert Tips & Tricks
- Chill the cookie dough to create a chewier cookie! Chilling the dough will also make your dough balls easier to handle and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Use a small cookie scoop to get uniform cookies that are the same size and shape.
- Don't sprinkle extra cinnamon sugar on top of the cookie dough balls before baking. This will cause the cinnamon to darken and almost burn, which creates an unappealing cookie. Discard any leftover cinnamon sugar after you've rolled and coated all of the cookie dough balls.
- Bake one tray of cookies on the center rack in the oven one at a time to get the most even, consistent bake.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about this recipe? Here are some additional tips and commonly asked questions:
This recipe uses room-temperature water along with rising agents in place of eggs. This creates a moist and fluffy egg-free cookie dough that bakes chewy cookies.
The best way to bake no egg snickerdoodle cookies is on a parchment-lined aluminum baking sheet on the center rack in the oven. This recipe recommends baking snickerdoodles at 350°F for about 12 minutes.
You will need a baking sheet, parchment paper, a mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, a rubber spatula, and either a cookie scoop or spoon to make this easy cinnamon cookie recipe.
Room Temperature Instructions
Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to a week. Eggless snickerdoodles are best enjoyed in the first couple of days.
Store cooled cookies in a freezer-safe container or storage bag and freeze for up to two months. Once you're ready to enjoy them, let them thaw at room temperature.
For unbaked cookie dough balls, add them to a freezer bag with enough space in between each ball to prevent sticking. Lay the bag flat in the freezer. When you're ready to bake, remove the dough balls and let them thaw at room temperature for an hour or two or overnight in the fridge. If you're short on time, decrease your oven temperature by 25°F and bake for 2 to 3 extra minutes.
Keep in mind that baked cookies made with frozen dough may differ in appearance and texture from those made with fresh dough.
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