Lemon Snickerdoodles

10 Nov

This is me making a comeback into the blogging world, post TAFE-stress. I can’t believe that it’s been 9 months since I first started school. I had initial plans to make some snickerdoodles because that name is funny. Yes I made it because it had a funny name. It’s essentially a plain butter cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar. Simple. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies… boring! Snickerdoodles? Awesome. Lemon Snickerdoodles? WIN! These were popular at the derby game on Saturday, end-of-semester luncheon on Sunday and TAFE submission day on Monday. A hint of lemony goodness on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside and an all-over cinnamon goodness.

Lemony Snickerdoodles
adapted from Vegetarian Times

Cookie Dough
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp. baking powder
1 stick (4 oz.) vegan margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vanilla soymilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1.5 Tbs. ground cinnamon

Lemon Icing
Juice of 3/4 lemon, zest of 1
1/4 c icing sugar
1.5 tbs hot water

1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C. Line or grease one baking sheet.
2. To make Cookie Dough: Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in bowl.
3. Beat margarine in separate bowl with electric mixer until soft. Add sugar, and beat until fluffy. Beat in soymilk and vanilla extract 30 seconds or until smooth. Add flour mixture, and beat 30 seconds or until smooth.
4. To make Cinnamon Sugar: Combine sugar and cinnamon on large plate.
5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in Cinnamon Sugar, and place 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly and make criss-cross marks with fork. Bake 12 minutes, or until cookies look dry on tops and are lightly browned on bottoms. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container. (Mine were bigger so were less brown when cooked, which was nice and fluffy after 15 minutes!)
6. To make lemon icing: Whisk together all ingredients and adjust the consistency by adding more icing sugar or water for a thicker/runnier icing. Dollop on cooled cookies before topping with more cinnamon sugar.

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2 Responses to “Lemon Snickerdoodles”

  1. steph November 10, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    these were so good, if i had any lemons in the house i’d make them right now!

    • Emily C. November 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

      PS. Lemons were snagged from a friend’s tree. ^-^

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