GF {& Paleo} Snickerdoodles #LMDConnector

I seem to be fairly alone in this opinion, but I’ve never been impressed by Snickerdoodles. The first time I heard that someone made Snickerdoodles for a cookie exchange, I was really excited. I was conjuring up images of melted chocolate, gooey caramel, crunchy peanuts. What I actually ate was a fairly plain flour cookie with cinnamon seasoning on top. Huh. Not bad, but they don’t scream Eat Me, I’m a soft, gooey cookie! My son, on the other hand, loves them – not surprisingly, since they’re loaded with white flour, which he doesn’t often eat.

So many wheat flour recipe favourites just do not translate into the GF world, but when I saw this recipe for Paleo Snickerdoodles the other day, I thought – hold on a second: Snickerdoodles aren’t chewy; they don’t need to rise or spread. This is a totally plausible wheat-to-gluten-free recipe!

I made a few adjustments (quelle surprise!) to the recipe, but Hendrik and I whipped them up together in 5 minutes, baked them for 8, then let cool for 10. Huge hit. I actually really enjoyed them, because they tasted like the real deal and I wasn’t eating wheat – score! Practically guilt-free snacking. ;)

This recipe has the ability to easily be Paleo – the original recipe was, but I can’t seem to find my new jar of coconut oil anywhere in the house (grr), I’m plumb out of palm sugar, and I wanted to jazz the cookies up with just a little something extra (hence the Skor bits!), so my recipe is GF but not Paleo. Make the subs as necessary to suit your diet & preferences.

GF Snickerdoodles (Adapted from The Urban Poser)
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp Skor bits
  • 1/4 cup + 1Tbsp canola oil or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
Coating
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, honey, & vanilla, then add it to the dry ingredients & combine thoroughly. 
  4. Mix sugar & cinnamon together.
  5. Roll dough into 2″ balls and roll in cinnamon & sugar mixture.
  6. Place on parchment sheet & flatten with a flat bottomed glass. 
  7. Bake for 8 minutes. Cookies will be soft when they come out, but will be perfection after cooling on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
For more super delicious recipes and dinner ideas, head on over to Life Made Delicious: They have some fantastic Gluten Free recipes! Also, have you heard that GF Bisquick is now available in Canada?  How awesome is that! 
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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.

6 comments

  1. These .look delicious!!

  2. I have never had snickerdoodles, but because these are gf and because I never get cookies, I may need to make these! Yummy!

  3. Ah they sound/ look really great! I’d love to try them!

  4. This is just timely as I am looking for flour recipes to try in my new oven,so I’m clipping.

  5. Nummy! My paleo friends are going to LOVE this.

  6. As soon as I find some almond flour, I’m giving these a try!

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