Me and my friends (my housemates and my boyfriend’s housemates) are having our own little Christmas dinner tomorrow, and we’re going to reveal our secret Santa partners! I’m so excited, and I thought that seeing as I couldn’t cook any turkey or anything, I would supply some cookies for afterwards, and I thought that Snickerdoodles – basically cinnamon sugar cookies – would be the perfect Christmas biscuit, as they’re sweet and soft and full of spices :)
I’ve wanted to make Snickerdoodles for a really long time, and they’re so easy! I also snuck a few crumbs to taste them after they were baked, and they’re really homely and comforting. It’s so nice to have something simple and sweet sometimes; I often feel when I’m baking that I need to have loads of decoration or flavour, and these taste so good on their own, because they’re not too ‘overcrowded’, plus with no fancy ingredients, you probably won’t even have to go shopping to do this recipe!
I can’t believe that Christmas is only 13 days away! Is anyone else as ridiculously excited as me at the moment?
225g of plain flour
One teaspoon of baking powder
30g of cornflour
A pinch of salt
115g of vegan margarine
170g of sugar
50ml of soy milk
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
100g of sugar, one teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg to roll
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray.
- Mix the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in the soy milk and vanilla, then stir in the flour mixture.
- Form the dough into little balls and roll them in the cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, then leave to cool before eating :)
P.S. my best friend Georgie’s really into photography and I thought I’d post some really incredible ones she took of her university campus :) let me/her know what you think in the comments below!