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Vegan Sugar Cookies

Perfect vegan sugar cookies that are extra soft, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

The Best Vegan Sugar Cookies

No Butter

No Eggs

No Dairy

And yes, the recipe totally works with cookie cutters!

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Have you ever tried a Lofthouse sugar cookie?

These homemade chewy vegan sugar cookies are sure to remind you of the cake-like decorated sugar cookies you can find at the grocery store.

They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, birthday parties, or simply just because.

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Frosted Sugar Cookies

If you want to cut out the sugar cookies and add icing, feel free to use your favorite buttercream or vanilla frosting recipe.

Below is the one I used, adapted from my Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe.

Beat room temperature 8oz store-bought or homemade vegan cream cheese with 4oz vegan butter spread, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.

Add a little milk of choice as needed.

Or for a healthier option, you can frost the sugar cookies with melted coconut butter and add sweetener of choice as desired or even mashed banana. I opted to garnish the finished cookies with rainbow sprinkles for presentation.

(Note: the cookies can also be rolled into balls an flattened a little before baking if you want thicker cookies instead of cut outs.)

Easy Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe

These sugar cookies can be oil free or made without vegan butter.

The oil version (using melted coconut oil or vegetable oil) will have more of a crispy, shortbread-like texture, while the vegan butter version is softer.

Both ways are really good, so it’s entirely your choice.

Use the oat flour for gluten free sugar cookies – Or if you’d prefer a grain free paleo option, just use the base of my Healthy Girl Scout Cookies instead of the recipe below.

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Above – Watch the video of how to make vegan sugar cookies!

The Best SOFT Vegan Sugar Cookies!
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Vegan Sugar Cookies

4.82/5 (11)
Total Time 11 minutes
Yield 15 -20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups spelt white, or oat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar unrefined if desired
  • 6 tbsp oil or melted vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • *If you want to frost the cookies, feel free to use your favorite icing – the frosting recipe I used is written out earlier in this post. And if you’re a visual person, be sure to watch the video above that shows how to make the cookies!
    Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients to form a dough. It will be dry at first but should turn into cookie dough within a minute of stirring. Either smush dough into a big ball and then roll into cookie balls, or transfer to a gallon-sized ziploc and smush into a ball from inside the bag. If desired, you can refrigerate the dough overnight or even for a few days. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325 F. Fold the bag in half, then roll the dough out from inside the bag until it takes up the one half of the bag (as shown in the third photo in this post). Cut open the bag, cut out shapes, and place on a baking tray. Bake 11 minutes – they’ll look a little underdone, so let them cool and do not touch them for at least 10 minutes. Be sure the cookies are completely cooled before frosting them, or the frosting will melt.
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Notes

*For a version made with almond flour, try these Keto Cookies.
 

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Published on February 6, 2020

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  1. Lydia Huerta says

    These cookies look beautiful & Yummy! How did you get such a bright pink frosting/ I see you used your cream cheese frosting recipe, but how did you get such a bold color?

    Thank you!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi Lydia, there are different options you can use, including beet juice, freeze dried strawberry powder, or natural food coloring. Katie used a little food coloring for these 🙂

  2. Cassie Thuvan Tran says

    These look AMAZING–especially with the icing! I make sugar cookies all the time–okay, it’s been a while, but I used to make them frequently! The recipe would be very similar–sometimes I’d use coconut oil and sometimes I’d use vegan butter. It really depends on the quality of the cookie I’m aiming for and what we have in the house! Usually, my batch is extra large to last us longer for dessert–yum!

  3. Bryan Carpenter says

    Wow! Looks delicious and yummy. I loved to eat cookies. I will try to make this recipe for my brother and also itself. I looking forward to here for more posts. Thank you so much for shared such a good post.

  4. LiZ says

    I made a small batch and they are delicious!
    If I want to make a big batch, say 5x the recipe, should I multiply even the baking soda and baking powder?

    • Jason Sanford says

      Can you tell me more about the ingredients you used? And if you’re using a calibrated oven and live in high elevation? Otherwise it’s impossible to guess!
      Jason

  5. Chef Cart says

    Now a time vegan recipe is most popular with changing the alarming climate change. I appreciate your great writing. thanks for share.

  6. Kristen Andersson says

    Hi Katie! I would like to use your Vegan Sugar Cookie recipe to make cookies for my son’s class (we are in Sweden and schools are still open) for the end of the school year. The kids have multiple allergies, so I need to make the cookies gluten egg and dairy free. Vegan is great too. I see that it calls for vegan butter. Can regular margarine be substituted for that (we don’t have many vegan butter options here)? Also, would a regular gluten free flour work? Last, how have you found the recipe works with oat milk (Oatley for example). Sorry for all the questions! Thanks for your help. Kind regards, Kristen Andersson

    • Jason Sanford says

      Oat milk is fine, as is margarine. The only gf flour that’s been tested has been oat flour (if you use certified gf then oat flour is gf), so unfortunately there’s no way to know what the results would be using another gf flour without trying it, but be sure to report back if you experiment!
      Jason

  7. Kristine says

    These turned out fantastic and the taste was excellent. Didn’t even make it to frosting because they ate them so fast. Whole family loved them. Will definitely make again.

  8. Nicole says

    For the sugar should it be Liquid or just regular granulated? I have the option between honey, swerve, brown, and white sugar. Also for the oil does melted coconut oil work?

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