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Chai Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies

Nothing says “I love you” or “thanks for being a good neighbor and never calling the cops on us” like homemade cookies. Hell, nothing says CHRISTMAS like homemade cookies. From scratch, flour on your face, batter on your fingers and a heavenly aroma in the air. Let’s do it.

Today, I bring you Chai Spice Snickerdoodles. What could be cozier than a warm cookie based off of a warm drink? You gotta try this recipe, which is a play off of this one. I added crushed peppermint in the topping because, Christmas. Make these. Delight people. Delight your damn self.

The Recipe

Oven: 350 F
Baking Time: 10-12 min.


  • Topping:
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 candy cane, crushed
  • Cookies:
    • 1/2 cup canola oil
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
    • 3 tbsp non-dairy milk
    • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

The How To:

Step #1: Prep Baking Sheet & Topping
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper if you’ve got it, or foil, like I did. Mix all of your topping ingredients in a bowl, and set aside. (If you’re generally confused about how to pulverize a candy cane to add to your mixture, just stick it in a plastic bag and give it a few whacks with a rolling pin. Voila!)

Step #2: Mix Wet Ingredients
In a large bowl or your mixer (you fancy huh?), mix your oil, sugar, maple syrup and non-dairy milk. Think you’re done? Great! Keep mixing. :) Then, add in your vanilla once the batter kinda resembles applesauce.


Step #3: Add Dry Ingredients
Now’s the time to introduce your flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into the wet mixture, one at a time. Mix well after each addition.

Step #4: Roll
Make sure your hands are damp before you roll out small balls of the dough, and place them onto the cookie sheet. It’s super sticky. Leave a decent amount of room in between the dough balls – they spread more than I’d anticipated. Sprinkle your topping onto each one. Gently press the topping into each delicious dough ball.

Step #5: Bake, Cool & NomNomNom
Bake at 350 F for about 10-12 min., until the bottoms are brown. (And would you quit opening the oven door? Let them cook!) Then, let them cool at least 10 min. before you dive in.

They are a make-again for sure! I’m sitting here eating one of Bianca’s vegan gingerbread men while I finish this post about delicious cookies. Life. is. good. Happy holidays to you and yours!




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