Chewy, Vegan and Gluten Free Snickerdoodles Cookies Recipe

Healthy Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles have been on my Recipe Wishlist for months now and I have finally healthified the typically guilty cookie recipe.  After a few sad baking fails I have made the successful Healthy Snickerdoodles I was always dreaming of.  These cookies are soft, chewy, moist and delicious, you’d never know that they are secretly good for you  😉

Healthy Snickerdoodles Cookies (sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan)

Regular old Snickerdoodles are packed with butter and sugar and refined flour, but not anymore!  The cookies you see here are free of hormone-filled butter, refined white sugar and bleached, processed flours.

These Healthy Snickerdoodles are 100% whole grain, low in sugar and secretly gluten free and vegan — the perfect cookie recipe for the health-conscience sweet tooth!

Healthy Snickerdoodles Cookies (sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan)

Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies
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Healthy Snickerdoodles

Servings: 17 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
These chewy Snickerdoodles are sweet, coated in cinnamon-sugar, yet made sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. No sugar or butter whatsoever!



Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:


For the Cookie Dough:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy milk, oil, vanilla sugar, stevia extract, vanilla paste and butter extract.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, sorghum flour, starch, egg replacer powder, cream of tartar and salt.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and fold together.

For the Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the erythritol and cinnamon.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough out of the bowl and place inside the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Roll the ball around until completely coating then place on the baking sheet. Flatten slightly with your palms.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes, then slide parchment paper off the hot baking sheet and let cool on the counter.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Snickerdoodles
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 70mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers

Compared to a typical Snickerdoodle recipe I found on Food Network’s website, PER COOKIE, my healthy Snickerdoodles have:

  • 150 less calories
  • 6g less fat (and less saturated fat too)
  • ZERO trans fats (the dangerous and unhealthy fats that cause cancer, diseases, clogged arteries, sickness, etc)
  • ZERO cholesterol
  • ZERO refined sugar
  • Less sodium and less carbohydrates
  • More fiber and more protein

People correspond the word “dessert” with butter, sugar and extra empty calories added to the day’s total, but not here on Desserts with Benefits.  The healthy dessert recipes featured on this blog can be eaten every single day without feeling guilty ONE BIT!

Enjoy  🙂


– Jess


9 comments on “Healthy Snickerdoodles”

  1. Jessica! This recipe looks fantastic. Snickerdoodles are my favourite recipe 🙂

  2. These cookies look awesome! I’m so trying these this season. I love snickerdoodles!

  3. These look delicious, would you believe I’ve never had a snickerdoodle? I’ve always wanted to try one, so this looks like a great recipe to try! 🙂

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Never had a snickerdoodle? NEVER HAD A SNICKERDOODLE?!? I wish I could magically send you a batch through the computer. C’mon technology, get with the program 😉

  4. Mmmm “Healthified” Snickerdoodles 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  5. I made these and they are quite good. I don’t like sorghum flour so I used buckwheat instead. I didn’t have the egg replace so when I mixed the wet and dry I added an egg. These seemed to work fine only the buckwheat flour turned the cookies brown so now they look like fish or hamburger patties, but once you over come the look they really are good. I’ve almost forgotten what a snicker doodle tastes like so I’m not the best to judge but I thought they were more like graham crackers, which is great because I love graham crackers! But they are a great cookie to make for the holidays or any time of the year!5 stars

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  7. I’m trying to make my generations long tested delicious Snickerdoodles better for us, health wise, and I saw this recipe and I do not even know what these ingredients are……good grief…

    what else have you to offer to clarify….thanks!
    USA reader.

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