The Winter Spice Snickerdoodles are loosely based on a snickerdoodle from Whole Foods that my sister and I are obsessed with. If you want to eat a cookie that tastes like sleigh rides and fluffy snow falling and crackling fires, I’ve got you covered with this recipe. ⁣

plated winter spice snickerdoodle

Ever heard of allspice? Meet your new favorite holiday ingredient.

Let me tell you, my sister and I spent YEARS trying to figure out what made the Whole Foods Snickerdoodles taste like holiday magic, before she cracked the code: allspice. Did you know? Allspice can actually be found in every corner of the world with unique names in over 50 languages. Allspice is actually another name for a Jamaican Pepper Plant. The dried, unripe berries of this plant provide amazing anti-inflammatory properties. So yes, these Winter Spice Snickerdoodles have incredible health benefits, in addition to tasting like holiday cheer!

Using an allspice base instead of cinnamon will conjure up all of your warm winter memories in every bite.⁣

winter spice snickerdoodle

Give me all of the holiday cookie recipes (after making the Winter Spice Snickerdoodles of course!).

I cannot wait for you to try these! They’re definitely my new favorite holiday cookie, and so easy to make!⁣ OK, you may have noticed a theme recently that all of my holiday cookies are my favorite, but I just can’t pick!

Check out my other recent holiday cookie recipes with my Healthy Hot Chocolate Cookies and these Healthy Holiday Gingerbread Cookies.

Enjoy, and tag me if you make it on Instagram (@lizmoody)—I can’t wait to see!

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winter spice snickerdoodle

Winter Spice Snickerdoodles (Grain Free, Vegan)

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  • Author: Liz Moody
  • Yield: 10 Cookies 1x


  • 2 tablespoons ground flax ⁣
  • 1/4 cup of water⁣
  • 1/2 cup almond flour ⁣
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, divided ⁣
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt⁣
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda ⁣
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon⁣
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon allspice, divided ⁣
  • Pinch of nutmeg⁣
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract⁣
  • 1/3 cup creamy cashew or almond butter⁣


  1. Preheat the over to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Stir together the flax and water; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, 1/2 cup coconut sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon allspice, and nutmeg.
  4. Add vanilla, almond butter, and flax mixture, and stir until combined (you might need two spoons or your hands, it’s a thick dough!). ⁣
  5. In a small bowl, stir together remaining 2 tablespoons coconut sugar and 1/2 teaspoon allspice. ⁣
  6. Roll the dough into 10 equal balls (pop into the fridge for a few minutes if you’re having trouble rolling them).
  7. Roll balls in sugar/allspice mixture, then place on a parchment-lined pan, flattening slightly with your palm. Leave room between; they spread!⁣
  8. Bake for 10 min, or until edges are just brown. Let cool on pan and enjoy!
  • Category: Dessert