Cinnamon Rollz with Snickerdoodle Topping, Chai Cookies [recipes!]

I had a whole bunch of leftover snickerdoodle cookies and they were getting old. You can’t just throw away snickerdoodles, but they can be given new life as a streusel-like topping!
I made these cinnamon rolls (Evan’s recipe, of course) for my friend Alexis’ end of the semester shindig last week. Halfway through baking, I scattered a mixture of crumbled cookies, brown sugar, agave nectar, a bit of flour, and a splash of soy milk, atop the cinnamon rolls and continued baking.
Thereafter, I still drizzled them with icing, making these super sweet and buttery.

I’m going to re-post the Snickerdoodle recipe here again. I fixed the confusion about the two listings of cornstarch in the ingredients list, and the picture shows up this time!

Makes about 3-4 dozen

3/4 cup margarine
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup soy milk
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Cream together the margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla, soy milk, and 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch and mix until incorporated.

Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and cinnamon. Stir. If the dough is too dry and crumbly, add a splash of soy milk. It shouldn’t be sticky though.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Form the dough into 1 1/2″ balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for about 12 minutes until golden around the edges, but still soft on top, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

The Chai Cookies in the book are a redux of the Snickerdoodles, infused with black tea and chai spice. The recipe for those is currently posted on Earth Balance’s Made Just Right website, so check it out if you’d like to make them! They are my good friend Louzilla‘s go-to cookies for any occasion! L4 endorsed!

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