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Soft Vegan Sugar Cookies! This soft, chewy, and delicious Soft Vegan Sugar Cookie recipe is the best!  Balanced perfectly with the right ingredients and easy instructions, you can make a batch of vegan sugar cookies in no time. So gather your ingredients, preheat the oven, and enjoy these tasty treats!

More tasty treats? You’ll love these Soft & Sublime Vegan Lemon Cookies With Lemon Icing‘Perfect’ Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies and these Vegan Gingerbread Cookies Recipe!

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If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make vegan treat that will really impress your taste buds, then look no further than these soft vegan sugar cookies. With just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can be the proud creator of a sweet and flavorful treat that’s sure to be a hit. Plus, these vegan sugar cookies can be customized to your liking with your favorite flavors and decorations.

So, if you’ve been searching for the perfect soft baked vegan sugar cookie recipe, these are the cookies for you! These cookies didn’t last very long in our house because we couldn’t stop eating them! They’re soft and absolutely delicious. 

We simply make a flax egg, and cream together the wet ingredients. Then we mix the dry ingredients together before adding them to the wet ingredients. We stir it together, and chill the dough for at least 15 minutes. Then we scoop or roll some cookie balls in our hands and bake them for 10-12 minutes.  

You can choose to ice them with a simple easy glaze or make a delish vanilla buttercream and add your pretty sparkles or sprinkles on top!  You can even color the frosting!  Have fun with it! 

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Some Sugar is Not Vegan!

We’ve found out that a lot of sugar is actually not Vegan, because it uses bone char in the processing. This article from PETA explains it well: https://www.peta.org/living/food/is-sugar-vegan/. Make sure to always buy your sugars organic to avoid the use of bone char. Here are some good options:

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Ingredients You’ll Need for Soft Vegan Sugar Cookies

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Simple Vegan Vanilla Cookie Icing Ingredients

We’ve included a simple vanilla Vegan icing to put on the cookies at the end of the recipe for your pleasure 🙂 If you’re adding sprinkles, be careful to make sure they’re Vegan.

If you want to add icing to the cookies here’s a simple recipe for a white vanilla Vegan frosting:

Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

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How to Make Soft Baked Vegan Sugar Cookies

  1. In a small bowl stir together 1.5 tbsp ground flax and 2.5 tbsp water. Let it sit for 5 minutes. This will be our “flax egg” and serve as a binder.
  2. In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup butter. Then add the “flax egg” mixture, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat until creamy.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together these dry ingredients: 1.75 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tbsp cornstarch, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and add 1 tbsp non-dairy milk. Stir together with a spoon or spatula until combined. Take care to not over-mix. The dough should feel fairly wet.
  5. Put the dough into the medium bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Put parchment paper on a cookie pan. Roll balls (slightly smaller than a golf ball) and place them onto the parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will be very soft coming out, but they will firm up to the perfect texture after cooling for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before icing or frosting.

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How to Make Simple Vegan Vanilla Cookie Icing 

  1. Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in small bowl.  Mix well until the glaze is a smooth consistency. We prefer a thick frosting that will not run off of the cookies.

How to Make Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

  1. Using mixer, in a large bowl, whip the butter and salt for about a minute.
  2. Add in confectioner’s sugar beating on low after each addition. Scrape the bowl down and repeat the process. 
  3. Add a tablespoon of the milk while mixing on low then add the vanilla. Beat until you have an even, fluffy consistency. You can add more milk if desired for a thinner consistency.

Ideas for Decorating Sugar Cookies 

As we said earlier, these are fantastic for customizing for any holiday, birthday or any day of the week, because as we all know, cookies always make everything better! Yaaaayyyy! 

  • Sprinkles! The more sprinkles the better at our house!   I love the colored sugar on the cookies, they all look good and they look old fashioned and traditional!  Just color it with some vegan food color to make the color you want. 
  • Color your frosting with your favorite color or colors!  Use a good vegan food color.
  • Use a sugar glaze or an actual buttercream frosting to top your cookies!  We have the perfect recipe right below.  Besides the favorite obvious vanilla extract, add your favorite extract like peppermint , almond  or lemon!

Soft Vegan Sugar Cookies recipe

Storing Soft Vegan Sugar Cookies

Store leftover cookies in a container with a lid. Keep them at room temperature for up to a few days. If you want to keep them for longer, put them in the freezer – you can store them there for weeks.

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Soft baked vegan sugar cookies have come a long way in recent years, with vegan bakers everywhere creating delicious and innovative recipes to satisfy all sweet cravings.

Whether you’re looking for a healthier cookie with more whole grains and natural sugars, or something gluten-free, vegan sugar cookies offer a delicious alternative to traditional baking.

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Our daughter couldn’t wait to get her hands on these!

They’re delicious dipped in coconut milk too!  Everyone who has tried this soft vegan sugar cookie recipe has loved it! 

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With a range of recipes to choose from, everyone can enjoy the sweet taste of a delicious festive soft baked vegan sugar cookie or 3! 

We’ve come to realize that vegan sugar cookies are no longer just for vegans. They are for everyone who wants to enjoy a delicious treat in a healthier, more mindful way.  

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Soft Vegan Sugar Cookies

Soft Vegan Sugar Cookies! This soft, chewy, and delicious Soft Vegan Sugar Cookie recipe is the best!  Balanced perfectly with the right ingredients and easy instructions, you can make a batch of vegan sugar cookies in no time. So gather your ingredients, preheat the oven, and enjoy these tasty treats!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Refrigerate15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: christmas, Cookies
Servings: 16 Servings

Ingredients

Soft Vegan Sugar Cookies - Frosting Options in Notes

  • 1/2 cup Vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk

Instructions

Soft Vegan Sugar Cookies

  • In a small bowl stir together 1.5 tbsp ground flax and 2.5 tbsp water. Let it sit for 5 minutes. This will be our "flax egg" and serve as a binder.
  • In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup butter. Then add the "flax egg" mixture, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat until creamy.
  • In a medium bowl stir together these dry ingredients: 1.75 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tbsp corn starch, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and add 1 tbsp non-dairy milk. Stir together with a spoon or spatula until combined. Take care to not over-mix. The dough should feel fairly wet.
  • Put the dough into the medium bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. I like to go ahead and scoop the dough balls and roll them and place them in the fridge on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put parchment paper on a cookie pan. Roll balls (slightly smaller than a golf ball) and place them onto the parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will be very soft coming out, but they will firm up to the perfect texture after cooling for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool completely before icing or frosting.

Notes

Simple Vegan Vanilla Icing Ingredients
We’ve included a simple vanilla Vegan icing to put on the cookies at the end of the recipe for your pleasure 🙂 If you’re adding sprinkles, be careful to make sure they’re Vegan like these here.
If you want to add icing to the cookies here’s a simple recipe for a white vanilla Vegan frosting:
  1. Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in small bowl.  Mix well until the glaze is a smooth consistency. We prefer a thick frosting that will not run off of the cookies.
Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
  1. Using mixer, in a large bowl, whip the butter and salt for about a minute.
    Add in confectioner’s sugar beating on low after each addition. Scrape the bowl down and repeat the process.
  2. Add a tablespoon of the milk while mixing on low then add the vanilla. Beat until you have an even, fluffy consistency. You can add more milk if desired for a thinner consistency.
Ideas for Decorating Sugar Cookies
As we said earlier, these are fantastic for customizing for any holiday, birthday or any day of the week, because as we all know, cookies always make everything better! Yaaaayyyy!
  • Sprinkles! The more sprinkles the better at our house! I love the colored sugar on the cookies, they all look good and they look old fashioned and traditional! Just color it with some vegan food color to make the color you want.
  • Color your frosting with your favorite color or colors! Use a good vegan food color.
    Use a sugar glaze or an actual buttercream frosting to top your cookies!
  • Besides the favorite obvious vanilla extract, add your favorite extract like peppermint, almond or lemon!

We modified these just slightly from the Minimalist Baker, one of our most favorite food blogs.

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