Snickerdoodles are the easiest and quickest cookie to make if you’re in a rush. They have a couple base ingredients… and even if you don’t have all the things, you can substitute at will and really do just about anything. Case in point: I was in the mood to bake on a Sunday evening at 10 pm with one egg in the house and no butter. And yet, I managed to come up with a fairly decent batch of cookies, enough for me and my work mates. By that, I mean I brought eight to work and ate another five on my own.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • Sprinkling of salt
  • Mix of cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on top of the cookies
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F/200C
  2. Mix your easy ingredients first – both sugars and the oil and beat well. Then add in the vanilla and egg.
  3. Add in your dry ingredients together in a separate bowl (flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt) and beat it into the sugar mixture slowly. Dust with your cinnamon-sugar mix!
  4. Spoon cookies onto your tray and bake at 400 for 8 minutes or just until the tops crack and you get that beautiful golden shade of cookie-deliciousness

Perhaps not the most photogenic of recipes, but certainly one that you can take with you on weekends when you might not have access to your usual baking paraphernalia

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