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Molasses Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodle Cookies

What you need: 

Topping:
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Cookies:
1 2/3 cups +1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar or vanilla sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup molasses
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon nondairy milk
1/2 vanilla bean pod, seeds scraped or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. On a large plate, preferably with high sides or a rim around the edges, mix the topping together (sugar and cinnamon) and set aside.
2. In a medium to large bowl, combine all the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to get everything incorporated nicely. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and oil until thoroughly mixed.
3. Stir in molasses, vanilla bean seeds or vanilla extract and nondairy milk. Mix these ingredients together, then slowly sift in the dry ingredients. Use your hands to get a dough to form. Avoid overworking the dough.
4. Take small portions of the dough and roll into walnut sized balls. You can make them bigger, if you so choose, but this size usually yields about 20 cookies. Gently press cookie between your palms and fingers to form little disks/patties. Carefully pat cookie disks into cinnamon sugar topping mix.
5. Place on prepared cookie sheets, sugar side up and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges turn a faint golden brown. For a softer cookie with a chewy edge, bake for about 10 minutes. Allow a few minutes for cookies to cool before removing from sheet pan, then transfer to wire cooling rack and allow to completely cool.
Don't peek while the cookies are baking. You run the risk of letting the heat out the oven which makes for a sad cookie.
Source of recipe: Cookie science madness! This recipe was inspired by lack of ingredients to make my Lemon Vanilla Blueberry Cookies (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=33025.0 ). I modified that recipe and came up with this delicious accident.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 12 minutes
Cooking Time: 
12 minutes
Servings: 
20
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Very, very good! It threatens this, what we call "Bikinifigur" in Germany, because I want to eat the whole cake at once!

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You have no idea of the Identity crisis this cookie has caused in my household. Every single person in my family has agreed for over 100 years that my great grandmother's molasses cookie recipe is the best cookie recipe in the world and for over 50 years that my grampa does the best job of making them.  This cookie recipe is now the favorite of my mom, my sister and I. My grampa's cookies are now not only not the best cookies on earth but they're not even the best molasses cookie. This has caused turmoil in all of our brains! 11/5 stars for you.

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OMG best vegan cookies ever! The dough was a little sticky so I had to add a handful of flour. They came out perfect! 

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I added egg replacer for one egg, and 1/4 cup more flour and they are truly Scrumtrulescent. Will make these again and again and again.

 

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These cookies are amazingly delicious! I substituted the canola oil for coconut oil and they still came out perfect!

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So good!!!!!  I have been looking for something like a 'non vegan' cookie to satisfy my sweet tooth and this is it. It reminds me so much of an old snicker doodle with butter and egg in its texture and look. My whole family loves them :)  Thanks for a great recipe!!

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THESE COOKIES ARE AMAZING!!!! I nearly ate them all myself !! Too good to share!! :D Great recipe!!!

 

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made these just now, used brown sugar instead of regular, and mostly melted eb instead of oil. they were/are so good! they brought tears to our eyes.

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So, I started making these and then realized that what looked like a full jar of molasses was actually an empty jar of molasses with tea in it.  :-\  But I substituted 3 tbs of applesauce for the molasses and they were REALLY good.  A bit stickier than they probably are normally, but very tasty.  I plan to make these (for real this time) for my son's birthday favors. :)

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An excellent cookie! I love snickerdoodles and was thrilled to see one with no shortening :) THANK YOU! My carnivorous roommate actually said they were pretty good, too! (More molasses could have been great too, but the current amount was sufficient... I loves me some molasses!!)

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