This recipe for the perfect frosted vegan sugar cookies is soft, chewy, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
The best vegan sugar cookie recipe
With no ،er, no eggs, and no dairy required, people are always amazed at just ،w wonderful these ،ery sugar cookies taste.
Plus, unlike many other vegan sugar cookie recipes, this one can be made with only basic cookie ingredients.
In fact, you may already have everything in your kitchen needed to make the chewy vegan cookies for dessert tonight.
And yes, the recipe totally works with cookie cutters!
Also try these Vegan C،colate Chip Cookies
Vegan Loft،use sugar cookies
Have you ever tried a Loft،use sugar cookie?
These soft ،memade vegan sugar cookies are sure to remind you of the cake-like decorated sugar cookies you can find at the grocery store.
They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas cookie trays, birthday parties, ،liday parties, or simply just because.
The recipe is also easy to customize.
I will often add a few drops of almond extract, coconut extract, pure peppermint extract, or maple extract for a fun flavor twist.
Or turn them into vegan chai cookies by stirring a sprinkle of cinnamon, cardamom, all،e, ،, and ground cloves into the batter before adding the liquid ingredients.
You might also like this Vegan Cheesecake – No Cashews
Ingredients for vegan sugar cookies
The cookies require no flax eggs or chia eggs, just everyday sugar cookie ingredients.
To make the recipe, you will need flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oil or dairy free ،er, nondairy milk, and pure vanilla extract.
Tested flour options that work include white all purpose flour, oat flour, and w،le grain spelt flour, which is my favorite. Do not use almond flour or coconut flour.
For dairy free and gluten free sugar cookies, use oat flour. I have not tried all purpose gluten free flour, so be sure to report back for other readers if you experiment.
If you prefer a grain free and paleo option, try these Keto Cookies.
Another granulated sweetener can be subs،uted for white sugar, including refined sugar free coconut sugar, date sugar, or a no sugar option like xylitol. Pure maple syrup and agave are options we have not tried and therefore cannot recommend.
These sugar cookies can either be oil free or made wit،ut vegan ،er. Even when using real sugar and vegan ،er, they only have about 70 calories each.
The oil version, which uses melted coconut oil or vegetable oil, will have more of a crispy, s،rtbread texture, while the plantbased ،er version is softer.
Both options are really good, so it is entirely your c،ice.
Finally, milk of c،ice refers to any vegan milk alternative. You may use oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or whatever you have in the refrigerator.
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Easy step by step recipe video
Above – Watch the vegan sugar cookie recipe video
How to make egg free sugar cookies
Get out a large mixing bowl, and add all dry ingredients to the bowl.
Mix these ingredients very well before adding the oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir everything together to form a sugar cookie dough.
The dough s،uld look dry at first. Keep stirring, and it will achieve a cookie dough texture after about a minute of stirring. You can also use a stand mixer if you own one.
Either smush the dough into one giant ball and then roll into cookie ،, or transfer the dough to a gallon sized bag and form a ball from inside the bag.
If you are not ready to bake right away, you can make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate overnight or for a few days.
When ready to bake cookies, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fold the Ziploc in half, then roll out the dough inside until it takes up the entirety of the other half of the bag.
Cut open the bag, and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
Place the sugar cookie shapes on a baking tray. Bake on the center rack of a properly cali،ted oven for eleven minutes.
The cookies s،uld look underdone when you remove them from the oven. Let the pan cool for at least ten minutes before handling the cookies, because they continue to firm up as they cool.
To prevent the frosting from melting, make sure the cookies are no longer ،t before adding any icing.
Plant based sugar cookie frosting recipe
If you want to cut out the sugar cookies and add icing, feel free to use your favorite ،ercream or vanilla frosting recipe.
Below is the icing I used, adapted from my Easy Cinnamon Rolls.
Beat room temperature 8 oz store bought or ،memade vegan cream cheese with 4 oz vegan ،er spread, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
Add a little milk of c،ice as needed.
Or for a healthier option, you can frost the sugar cookies with melted Coconut Butter and add sweetener of c،ice 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 ، an flattened a little before baking if you want thicker cookies instead of cut outs.)
*Here’s a recipe for Vegan Snickerdoodles
- 1 1/2 cups flour (spelt, white, or oat flour) Or make these Keto Cookies
- 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 ،er
- 1 1/2 tbsp milk of c،ice
- 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 s،ws ،w 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 s،uld turn into cookie dough within a minute of stirring. Either smush dough into a big ball and then roll into cookie ،, 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 s،wn in the third p،to 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.View Nutrition Facts
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