Snickerdoodle Almonds

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I have this strange, strange fascination with snickerdoodles. They weren’t a cookie my family made for Christmas – those were chocolate chip, date and nut pinwheels and sugar cookies that my grandparents and I spend hours decorating together.

My first real memory of snickerdoodles is from 5th or 6th grade. We would do this day called “Colonial School Days” where we would move out all the desks and move benches into the classroom. We would all dress up in colonial garb (and because my grandmother owned a costume shop, I had the best costumes always) and use little blackboards to do our work. Oh, and eat snickerdoodles because they were a colonial cookie. I don’t know if I believe that or not, but we were all supposed to bring in snickerdoodles… so basically we all ate snickerdoodles for like two weeks straight. I still distinctly remember my mother’s snickerdoodles being the best.

So back to these almonds. Have you had Blue Diamond’s flavored almonds? I kind of killed a tin of sea salt caramel and dark chocolate but also they have refined sugar and junk in them. Halfway through I realized I could easily make my own flavored almonds. So I ordered a bag of almonds to be delivered from Costco and I made it happen. (The joys of living in San Francisco: I can have whatever I want delivered that day.)

snickerdoodle almonds | almost getting it together

These guys were just at Costco earlier that day. And I didn’t have to go pick them up.

These would make a super cute/tasty holiday gift for someone. Just put a bunch in a jar and tie a ribbon on it and voila, you can mass produce gifts for teachers, hostesses and your esthetician. (Do I need to get Tu a Christmas gift?? Remind me to make these as soon as I get home because I have an appointment with her the same day. #priorities)

snickerdoodle almonds | almost getting it together

Snickerdoodle Almonds

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Snickerdoodle Almonds
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • pinch pink Himalyan sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Slipat.
  3. Mix together melted coconut oil and almonds and place in a single layer on baking sheet.
  4. Mix together coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle over almonds.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until roasted, stirring halfway through.
  6. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Chat with me:
Were Colonial School Days the weirdest concept ever? What are your family’s traditional holiday cookies? Have you done any holiday shopping yet? (I haven’t… surprise, surprise.)

41 comments on “Snickerdoodle Almonds

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on December 8, 2014 8:00 am

I Christmas shopped last week….mostly for myself. WHOOPS
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 1:01 am

That’s me every day, whoops.

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Shashi @ runninsrilankan on December 8, 2014 9:15 am

These would indeed make a wonderful gift! This is gonna shock you, but growing up in Sri Lanka we didn’t really make cookies that much – there was Christmas Cake but no cookies – so now I have to make up for it and eat ’em all! ;)

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Cassie on December 12, 2014 1:01 am

Oooh what kind of Christmas cake, that’s new!

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Pam on December 8, 2014 9:48 am

These look great! I will have to try these.

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on December 8, 2014 9:52 am

Yum. I love snickerdoodles!
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Jessie on December 8, 2014 9:56 am

I love anything snickerdoodles.. and this recipe is no exception. Mmm!! With twins coming anytime within the next month & half, we really aren’t purchasing too many christmas gifts. We may get each other one gift, and then we’ll buy something for his younger brother. That’s it though. Our $$$ is going towards the babies.
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 1:00 am

That’s an even better gift! OMG so soooon with the babes!

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jess meddows on December 8, 2014 10:07 am

I’ve never tried a snickerdoodle (clearly something I missed out on growing up in Australia ;)) but these look so delicious, and vegan friendly for me, which is FANTASTIC! So hard to get Christmas snacks I can eat. ;)
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:57 am

Yes and totally portable, too!

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Ree on December 8, 2014 10:23 am

These look delicious! I’ve never had a snickerdoodle, so now I’m curious to try these. Thanks for sharing!
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:56 am

YOU NEED TO TRY! And try a real snicker doodle :)

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Alanna on December 8, 2014 10:36 am

What an easy and delicious holiday gift! My sister also has a strange obsession with snickerdoodles…and we hardly ever made them growing up.
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:57 am

Maybe it’s the lack of having them that makes them so appealing?

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Erica @ Coming Up Roses on December 8, 2014 10:56 am

These. Look. AWESOME. I’m such a fan of almonds AND snickerdoodles, so I’m most definitely going to have to try these out! Amen to not digging the refined sugar and added garbage…I love seeing your healthified modifications!

lovelovelove,
Erica
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Renee @ Bendiful Blog on December 8, 2014 11:03 am

Well those look yummy! I would give them as a gift for sure.

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on December 8, 2014 12:49 pm

That is the weirdest school tradition, haha!
Seriously though, these sound amazing! Almonds and cinnamon…perfect sweet snack! LOVE it!
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:56 am

It really was but I totally loved it!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on December 8, 2014 12:50 pm

These sound amaaaazing! I bet they would be awesome in snickerdoodle cookies, too ;)
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:56 am

That’s an insanely delicious idea I’m going to have to try.

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Sam @ PancakeWarriors on December 8, 2014 1:06 pm

I have not shopped for one gift. LOL keeping up with my streak of going to freak out the week before Christmas – it’s how I roll. Love these almond though – wouldn’t mind getting them as a gift at all!
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:56 am

Haha let Santa know he can stop by and pick some up :)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on December 8, 2014 1:33 pm

I’m absolutely obsessed with anything involving cinnamon and sugar, so these would be dangerous in my presence. That being said, I don’t think I had an actual snickerdoodle cookie until I was well into my 20’s… Growing up it was all about the sugar cookies… mostly because I just wanted to decorate them :lol:
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:55 am

I think you’re seriously my inspiration behind all things cinnamon + sugar :)

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on December 8, 2014 3:52 pm

BRILLIANT. This is my two favorite things combined into one. Ok actually chocolate+almonds are my two favorite things, but snicker doodle is pretty close! Pinning :)

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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:55 am

Lucky for you I made another batch of almonds that involve two things you love that day…

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Francesca on December 8, 2014 6:03 pm

Totally making these for coworker xmas :) I will give you kudos!
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:54 am

Let me know what they think!!

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Farrah on December 8, 2014 9:28 pm

I heart you. :] Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies ever, and I adore almonds as well! *-*
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:54 am

Yayy so glad they spoke to you!

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Ariana on December 9, 2014 12:35 am

YUM! These look so good! I love making flavoured nuts for Christmas gifts, so you’ve given me a good idea ;)
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:53 am

Hope everyone enjoys them :)

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Amber on December 9, 2014 6:52 am

We NEVER did that in school, but we had an Immigration Unit and an Ellis Island Day, but more importantly I used to LOVE Pepperidge Farm Snicker Doodle cookies, my mom would surprise me with them in my lunch, SO SOFT
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:53 am

WHATTTT I’ve never had those. Have to go track them down, now!

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Tina Muir on December 9, 2014 6:54 am

Holy yum!!! What a great idea! You should have added these to meatless monday! You still can :) They sound WONDERFUL! I do not mind your snicker doodle obsession, there could definitely be worse things :)
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Cassie on December 12, 2014 12:53 am

Now I just need to make more snicker doodle things… are they popular in Britain?

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Whitney Carney on December 10, 2014 10:21 am

I Christmas shopped on Black Friday.. so I’m almost done. It was so nice because apparently all the crazy people go on Thanksgiving now but I still got some good deals. These almonds look delicious and all ingredients that I have.. I know what I’ll be making soon as a healthier alternative to the usual chocolate chip cookies!

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Cassie on December 11, 2014 10:16 am

I hope your friends and fam love them, let me know!

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Athletic Avocado on December 15, 2014 1:17 pm

this sounds incredible! yum!
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