Snickerdoodles: Inspired by Dog Biscuits

Vegan Snickerdoodles by An Unrefined Vegan

A couple of weeks ago, Ike’s aunt (Kel’s sister) sent him a care package that included a bag of doggy snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles for a dog?! Curious, I opened the bag and the smell of cinnamon made me want to reach in and pop one of the little biscuits straight into my mouth! Ike felt the same way and inhaled his after a single satisfying crunch. The ingredient list didn’t have one funky item on it and in fact, was pretty much the standard snickerdoodle recipe. I could have eaten one if I weren’t vegan.

I couldn’t let Ike have all of the fun so I made a batch of vegan ‘doodles for myself and Kel. This was a cookie I’ve never baked before and I don’t know why I’ve waited. The flavor reminds me of the little pieces and strips of dough left over from when my mom baked up a pie. She’d sprinkle the pieces with cinnamon and sugar and bake until crispy. Thick and soft, these cookies go beautifully with tea. 

Can’t find powdered stevia? Look here. I used Bob’s Red Mill brand egg replacer and the spice blend came from this site.


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Vegan Snickerdoodles

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  • Author: Annie
  • Cook Time: 600
  • Total Time: 10 hours
  • Yield: 24 1x


Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes – and sometimes from dog biscuits!


  • 2 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. powdered stevia
  • 2 Tbsp. egg replacer + 6 tbsp. water (whisk together until smooth)
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup sanding/decorating sugar
  • 2 tsp. spice blend (see above, or just cinnamon)


  1. Preheat the oven to 40-degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and stevia. Set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix the egg replacer/water with the applesauce, coconut oil and maple sugar. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until combined – this makes a very thick cookie dough.
  4. Form pieces of dough into 1 1/4″ balls and then roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place on baking sheets. Using a flat-bottomed glass, gently press the cookies slightly to flatten them.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Let cool on wire racks.


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39 thoughts on “Snickerdoodles: Inspired by Dog Biscuits

  1. tearoomdelights

    I’ve never had a snickerdoodle in my life, it must be an American thing that hasn’t yet reached these shores. After reading this though I think it’s something that needs to be exported post haste. I love your mom’s idea of sprinkling leftover pastry with cinnamon and sugar and baking it, I’m going to try that next time I have leftover pastry.

  2. Angela @ Canned Time

    These look so yummy. Snickerdoodles are my absolute favorite cookie and this recipe is so healthy…sure wish I had a darn oven :O. My Mom did the exact thing with pie crust scraps when I was 5 or 6 helping her flatten the spare dough into little odd shaped ovals with my finger tips and then she’d sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar and more the once the edges would burn but we’d still gobble them up as soon as they were cool enough to touch …(she still has that same small glass jar in her kitchen today and it’s still filled with homemade cinnamon for french toast and snickerdoodles. It has to be at least 60 years old so I think she got her money’s worth the one time she bought some new
    from a store). Ike is a lucky dog for sure !

  3. Holly @ My Plant-Based Family

    These look wonderful! I never had leftover pie crust sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon but I did have plain pie crust. Crust was my favorite part so my grandma would make me an extra batch of crust to eat by itself. I can’t imagine how amazing it would have been cinnamon and sugar.

  4. Brittany

    I am so glad I am not the only one that thinks the homemade or healthier dog treats sound the point I would eat one. I guess making my own people version would be better! These look delicious!

  5. narf77

    Not too sure that my dogs would eat something like a snickerdoodle (they are VERY suspicious of where we hide things 😉 ) but I have always wanted to try them and now you have made them legit, might be the time to bake a batch! Might even try the dogs and see if they like them too 🙂

  6. cmb0096

    My grandma used to do that with the extra pie dough too! I used to love to bake pies with her for that very reason…the extra “scraps” of dough were sooooo good doused in cinnamon and sugar!


  7. Lou

    Must be a Northern Hemisphere cookie, yes? Never heard of them except for on US blogs – so they are kind of like a sweet spice cookie? Sounds good whatever they are…. it’s quite funny all the differences between countries…. we call cookies biscuits….. and what you call biscuits we call scones. Ha.

  8. Richa

    i hear ya.. i bought these cinnamony pumpkin biscuits for chewie the other day which were human grade and man they smell so great.:)) i love this version!

  9. Kristy

    Snickerdoodles are my stepson’s favorite cookie, and these look like they’re just the way he likes them- thick and soft. I might have to whip up a batch for him this weekend!

  10. Stacy parker

    There is nothing like snickerdoodles. Its a an all time favorite at our house. Its interesting that pet treats are not that different from ours. I have a friend that brings her dogs to aunt stacy’s for toast.


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