Vanilla Chai Snickerdoodles (vegan)
You don't have to LOVE chai to LOVE these cookies (but if you love chai then you will definitely love these cookies). Whether you are looking for delicious vegan cookies to take with to your family dinner or to your next holiday party, I guarantee these will be a crowd pleaser. This cookies has a bit of a twist on the classic snickerdoodle by not just having cinnamon but other amazing holiday spices like cloves, nutmeg, ginger and cardamon. Oh and did I mention they are vegan? Thats right, no eggs or animal fats needed. Have I sold you yet? Great! Lets get baking!
2 cups flour (I used an organic all purpose flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/4 tsp chai spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup vegan butter (can substitute coconut oil but you will sacrifice the buttery taste)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup sugar (I used pure cane sugar)
3 tbsp vanilla soy milk (use whatever non-dairy milk you like, vanilla adds extra flavor)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp chai spice
1/4 cup sugar
Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a bowl mix together your flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and chai spice, then set aside.
In a separate bowl cream together your butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Once your butter and sugar are well combined, add your maple syrup, vanilla extract and vanilla soy milk. Once all is well combined add your dry ingredients. You can do this with a hand mixer or standing mixer if you have one but I just used a rubber spatula (less to clean up this way).
Once your dough has come together you can begin to roll it into 1 inch balls (I made about 30). Once you have rolled your dough balls, roll them in your sugar and chai spice mixture and set them on the baking sheet. I made enough dough balls for two baking sheets but it's important that you make only one sheet of cookies at a time. This will allow them to cook more evenly. Your cookies will need about 10-12 minutes in the oven (10 for softer cookies, 12 for crunchier cookies). These cookies tend to look a bit under done but do not over bake. They will start to harden up once they are out of the oven. That's it! Happy baking and enjoy!