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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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Vegan Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

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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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.)

*Here’s a recipe for Vegan Snickerdoodles

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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

A recipe for easy vegan sugar cookies that are soft, fluffy, and delicious.
4.81/5 (21)
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Yield 15 -20 cookies


  • 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


  • *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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*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. Stephanie says

    I’ve always had good luck with CCK recipes, but this one was just meh for me. I used oat flour and melted vegan butter. The cookies spread quite a bit and puffed up a lot during baking, but then settled after baking to be relatively thin. They tasted really good, but the appearance and texture was much more like a traditional round sugar cookie rather than the fluffy texture of a Lofthouse cookie (which is what I was going for).
    I’m curious about the rationale behind rolling the dough in the zippered plastic bag. I rolled mine between two pieces of parchment paper to a thickness of 1/4″ using pastry rulers, which is how I typically do my cut-outs. Is the plastic bag method integral to getting better results?

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