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Can you use brown sugar instead of white sugar?
I used 1/2 tsp table salt, but it wasn’t quite enough. I will use kosher if I ever make again. Cake was tender, but the flavor was lacking a bit. Could be the salt issue though. Mine was done in 22 minutes. The best part is the edges and top of cake where the cinnamon and sugar form a crispy crust.
Made this last night with vegetable oil instead of coconut and it worked out fine! It was very light and fluffy and I loved the crunchy topping.
Hi most excellent recipe. It is easy and vegetable oil works too. It’s different but still good to me anyways. I love this site. So many recipes, wish I would have stayed in culinary school but it’s good. I still love cooking at home for the family and friends.
My youngest grandson and I made this today after school. We had to bake it an extra 8 minutes which is unusual because I generally have to take things out early. It is delish. Even my grandson loves it. We will make it again very soon. ***** 5 stars.
My oldest daughter and my husband adore snickerdoodles! Any idea what would happen if I subbed vegetable oil for the coconut oil? I don’t want to have to go out in the rainstorm we are having. :)
Hi, Liz! Emma here, managing editor for Simply Recipes. I think ideally you need an oil or fat that is solid at room temperature, not liquid. Shortening would work, if you have it. If not, I think I’d recommend just using additional butter instead of vegetable oil! Let us know how it works out!
Flavor is good but cook time is way off. At 22 minutes only the outside inch of my cake was cooked. I had to leave it in the oven for another 15 minutes.
Hi Do you think I can using Unrefined Coconut oil, too? I don’t have refined oil on my hands now.
Hi, Yuri! My guess is yes, you should be able to use unrefined coconut oil. As long as it is solid at room temperature, but melts when heated, I think it will work.
Thanks for the sub suggestion for the coconut oil. Love coconut but though I know people tell me you can’t taste it I always do and snickerdoodles aren’t the place for that flavor to me. They are also my Dad’s favorite cookie and I am having my parents to dinner tomorrow so I know this will be a nice not so sweet finish to add to my menu. I have been waiting for months to get a look at this cookbook, when our library got it in I put it on hold and was something like 12th in line. Nice to get a peek at what is inside.
What would happen if I used buttermilk in this recipe?
Hi, Darilyn! Not sure! Feel free to give it a try and let us know how it turns out. Enjoy!
Can you taste coconut from the coconut oil? If so, is there a substitute I could use? My kids really don’t like the taste of coconut but the idea of a coffee cake/snicker doodle sounds delicious and I’d love to try the recipe.
Hi, TD! Stella, the author, says, “Instead of tasting overtly nutty or tropical, the coconut oil functions as an aromatic, coaxing out more flavor from both the cinnamon and vanilla.” In addition, it sounds like if you want a more neutral-tasting oil, you can substitute refined coconut oil instead of virgin coconut oil. Hope that helps!
What can be substituted for the coconut oil?
Hi, Eileen! Shortening is the best substitute for the coconut oil. You could try using all butter, too, though the result might be a little different. Let us know what you end up doing!
My husband loves snickerdoodles. Loves! Can’t wait to make this one!