These Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie with a healthier makeover. Made with part coconut oil, coconut sugar, and whole wheat white flour, these healthier snickerdoodles will knock your socks off!
So I know it’s Friday and I have missed the past couple Friday Link Lovin’s, but today is important. Like, REALLY important. It’s freaking NATIONAL COOKIE DAY. What does that even mean? I’m honestly not sure. Other than the fact it means I have a legit excuse to share more cookies with you ? But seriously snickerdoodles are one of my all-time favorites. I mean chocolate chip is classic and will always be a favorite, but snickerdoodle is just…. SNICKERDOODLE. Being the curious person I am, I just googled how the heck snickerdoodles even came about. Apparently they have German roots. The Joy of Cooking claims that “snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudeln, which means ‘snail dumpling.” Well give me all the snail dumplings then! ?
Well, not really the story I was hoping for… oh well I guess. Anyways, another reason snickerdoodles are one of my favorites is because I have fond memories baking up a snickerdoodle storm with my Pal. This is one of the first cookies we baked (and mastered) together. The recipe? Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles from allrecipes.com. Back in the day (before Pinterest and Foodgawker) All Recipes was the shiz. We were probably 14 or 15 when we started obsessing over All Recipes. I’m not even certain how we found this lovely, classic snickerdoodle recipe. But we’d bake Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles like they were going out of style. We’d get our little two-person assembly line going for rolling the dough balls, then dipping them in cinnamon-sugar. I was mostly the dipper because my Pal was too OCD to let me roll the dough balls until later in life. The cookies had to be uniform. (Sorry, Pal. You know it’s true??) Eventually though when I had mastered my dough ball rolling skills, we would switch rolls ?
I actually hadn’t made snickerdoodles in so long until making this recipe! I get in this mood to make snickerdoodles every once in a while, probably when I am missing my Pal most. But Mrs. Sigg’s calls for shortening, which I am not a fan of (hydrogenated oils) and a lot of white sugar and all-purpose flour. Not that there is anything wrong with a traditional cookie recipe every now and again. I mean, those are my roots! Can’t forget that ❤️ But if I have the opportunity to make a cookie a little healthier by using quality, wholesome ingredients AND still make them taste great, you bet your bottom dollar I’m giving it a go. I made this recipe a couple times to get it just right, but I am so happy with the results! Soft, chewy, cinnamon-sugary goodness. Wholesome whole wheat white flour, a mix of coconut oil with real butter, and coconut sugar with light brown sugar… these cookies are almost too good to be true.
^^ The crinkles are key!!
These Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie with a healthier makeover. 110 calories and less than 10 grams of sugar per cookie!
- 1.5 cups whole wheat white flour
- 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar*
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar (or granulated white)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened*
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg, room temperature*
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2TBS granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 375F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, or silicone mat. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together your cinnamon and sugar until combined, set aside for later.
- In a medium bowl, combine whole wheat white flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Mix with whisk until evenly distributed and set aside.
- In large bowl, using stand mixer with paddle attachment or electric hand mixer, cream together coconut sugar and brown sugar with the softened coconut oil and butter. The coconut sugar takes a little longer to cream with the oil and butter, so make sure to cream about 2 minutes, until coconut sugar crystals are less noticeable. Scrape down the sides before the next step.
- Mix in the egg and vanilla to large bowl until the egg has evenly combined (low speed).
- With mixer running, slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients and combine until dough comes together. Dough should be soft, but not too sticky.
- Using a rounded tablespoon, scoop dough balls and roll between the palms of your hand to make an even ball. Roll dough balls into cinnamon sugar mixture, and place on prepared cookie sheets, leaving room to spread.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
- Store cookies in airtight container. Cookies will stay fresh at room temperature up to one week.
*To soften coconut oil, place jar in bowl of hot warm until soft (about 10 minutes). Or you could put jar in microwave for 10 second increments until soft.
*Using a room temperature egg will allow the egg to evenly combine with the butter and coconut oil. If you mix a cold egg with softened coconut oil, the coconut oil will solidify and your dough will not be evenly mixed.
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Okay, now let’s celebrate National Cookie Day by answering this question ::
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COOKIE? If it happens to be chocolate chip, what is your SECOND favorite?? I must know.
Happy FRIDAY ? and Happy National Cookie Day!! ???
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