Snickerdoodle Bites

Snickerdoodle Bites are like the traditional classic snickerdoodle cookie. They’re just less work and take much less time to prep.

Snickerdoodle Bites are like the traditional classic snickerdoodle cookie. They're just less work and take much less time to prep.

Snickerdoodles might be one of the most underrated cookies for the holidays. The cinnamon and sugar mixture that coats them goes perfectly with lots of holiday flavors. But they can take some time to make – between mixing the ingredients, chilling the dough, rolling them, and baking batch after batch.

These snickerdoodle bites take the flavor and components of a snickerdoodle cookie and combine them without any baking to make a quick dessert. It’s perfect to throw together when holiday cooking is already taking up your stove and oven or when you simply don’t feel like doing all that work.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is to make sure your butter is room temperature. This will ensure that it’s easier to cream together with the sugars and vanilla extract. If the butter is cold, it’ll be harder to mix together and you can end up with chunks of butter. Nobody wants that.
This recipe calls for cream of tartar which is generally found in snickerdoodles as well. This is something that’s not necessary, but it does add a subtle tang that snickerdoodles are known for.
I use almond flour in this recipe as it’s been found that eating all-purpose flour raw could be prone to bacteria. The almond flour could be substituted for oat flour if that’s something you have on hand instead.
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Snickerdoodle Bites

Snickerdoodle Bites are like the traditional classic snickerdoodle cookie. They’re just less work and take much less time to prep.
  • Author: Sam Ellis
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 18 Bites

Ingredients

For snickerdoodle bites:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
For cinnamon sugar mixture:
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugars and vanilla extract until combined. Slowly incorporate flour, cinnamon, cream of tartar and salt. Mix together until mixture is well combined.
  2. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to measure out dough and use hands to form into a ball. Set aside once rolled.
  3. On a plate, mix together remaining cinnamon and sugar. Roll dough bites in the mixture.
  4. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate until served.

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Snickerdoodle Bites are like the traditional classic snickerdoodle cookie. They\'re just less work and take much less time to prep. #nobakecookies #nobakecookierecipe

Sam Ellis

Sam blogs at The Culinary Compass where she loves to try new recipes and ingredients from around the world. She thinks trying new dishes and spices is the easiest way to travel! She loves coffee so much that she often goes to bed excited for a fresh cup in the morning.