Have you ever heard of Snickerdoodles? While you can look at a big question mark on most people’s faces when you say this funny word, these delicious cinnamon cookies are almost commonplace in America. Because this insanely delicious creation is not eaten overseas at Christmas time. When you see them for the first time, you might be tempted by their inconspicuous appearance to believe that Snickerdoodles are just ordinary cookies. But as soon as you have taken the first bite, you will realize that they are very special cookies. I don’t know of any other cookies that are so fluffy and tender and whose consistency really lives up to the expression “melts in your mouth”.
IT’S BEGINNING TO SMELL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS…
But what is so special about these American cookies? I’ll tell you. Just before the Snickerdoodles are baked, they are traditionally rolled through a Christmassy mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Normally they taste pretty sweet because of this, but of course I created an equally tasty but slightly healthier version of the classics for you – gluten-free, vegan and incredibly delicious. You absolutely must try them!
SNICKERDOODLES – RECIPE
- Serves: 25 mins
- Serving size: 18
- Calories: 99,8
- Fat: 4,2
- Saturated fat: 0,5
- Carbohydrates: 14,7
- Sugar: 0,3
- Sodium: 10,2
- Fiber: 2,4
- Protein: 3,5
- 150 g oatmeal
- 60 g oat flakes
- 100 ml soy milk/peas milk
- 100 g buckwheat flour
- 1 tablespoon flax seed scrap
- 120 g xylitol
- 100 tahini
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons xylitol
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- For the linseed, mix the linseed scrap with 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl.
- Let it rest for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
- In the meantime, mix the oat flour, buckwheat flour, xylitol, salt, oats and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- Add wet ingredients and knead to a dough.
- Form about 18 cookies of the same size. If necessary, oil your hands a little, as the dough is sticky.
- Mix the ingredients for sprinkling in a bowl, put them on the cookies and press them gently. Put the cookies on a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- The cookies are still soft when they come out of the oven.
- Let them cool down on the baking tray for at least 5 minutes.
Now, of course, I am curious what you will say about my healthy Christmas baking. If you have tried my Snickerdoodles, you can comment here or share your creation on Instagram and tag me.