Our easy vegan sugar cookie recipe is our favorite cookie recipe ever! They're so light and chewy, perfectly sweet (not too much, not too little), and it calls for only 8 ingredients! If you're a cookie lover, these are for you. And, if you're looking for all the classic vegan cookie recipes, try our Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, Frosted Apple Cinnamon Oat Cookies, and our Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cookies.
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SOFT AND CHEWY SUGAR COOKIES
Is there anything more comforting than the perfect sugar cookie?
I mean, that sensation you get when your teeth sink into a soft, billowy cookie that turns out to be slightly chewy and just absolute bliss.
This vegan sugar cookie recipe will take you back to your childhood. When cookies didn't make you feel guilty, they just made you feel loved. ♥
THE BEST VEGAN SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE IS HERE
We're making this bold statement because we truly think these are the best vegan sugar cookies.
They have the perfect texture, just the right amount of sugar, and they're so dang delicious.
It's not easy to make a dairy-free and egg-free sugar cookie that tastes like the kind made with animal products.
However, we did it, and we're so happy to share this cookie recipe with y'all.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES?
The ingredients are basically the same as what we used to use before we went vegan, only the butter and sugar is made from plants, not animals.
- ¾ cup vegan butter at room temperature - don't try and melt it in the microwave, it needs to be soft, not melted.
- ¼ cup vegan shortening - Earth Balance makes great shortening sticks, or you can order Nutiva organic shortening online.
- 1 cup vegan sugar - organic or beet sugar is vegan.
- vegan egg substitute for one egg - we love Follow Your Heart vegan egg or JUST.
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract - for the best results, use pure vanilla extract, not artificial.
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder - we always use aluminum-free.
- ¼ tsp salt
IS GRANULATED SUGAR VEGAN?
Unfortunately, granulated sugar is not always vegan, and for this recipe, we recommend using granulated sugar.
Many sugar companies use bone char to whiten the sugar. The bones used to make the char are from animals. 🙁
To ensure that the sugar you use is vegan, look for the following:
- Organic granulated sugar
- Beet sugar (sugar made from beets, not sugar cane)
Here's a guide to help you select vegan granulated sugar.
WHAT IS VEGAN BUTTER?
Vegan butter is like dairy butter, only it's made with a plant-based oil.
Our favorite vegan butter for baking is Miyoko's. It tastes like real butter and it acts like the real thing.
If you can't find Miyoko's, we also like Earth Balance. You can find this brand in most grocery stores.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C), line a baking sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking.
In a mixing bowl, beat the ¾ cup butter, ¼ cup vegan shortening, and 1 cup sugar until creamy and lightly whipped.
Add the vegan egg and 1 tbsp vanilla extract and beat until combined.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp baking powder, and ¼ tsp salt until combined.
Add the flour to the butter mixture and slowly beat until just combined.
Roll into 1-inch (1 tablespoon) balls and then roll in granulated sugar and place on the cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they begin to lightly brown on the edges and are firm to the touch.
HOW DO YOU STORE VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES AND CAN YOU FREEZE THEM?
- Store baked cookies in a sealed container for up to 5 days. They don't need to be refrigerated.
- You can freeze the cookie dough and the baked cookies in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
- For best results, roll the cookie dough into the balls and freeze them so you can bake one or more at a time.
We're working on a sugar cookie dough that you can roll, cut out, and frost. We'll hopefully have that recipe for you just in time for the holidays.
MORE VEGAN COOKIES THAT YOU'LL LOVE
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Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies
- ¾ cup vegan butter room temperature
- ¼ cup vegan shortening
- 1 cup vegan sugar
- 1 Follow Your Heart Egg Vegan, 4 oz" class="wprm-recipe-ingredient-link">vegan egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C), line a baking sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the ¾ cup butter, ¼ cup vegan shortening, and 1 cup sugar until creamy and lightly whipped.
- Add the vegan egg and 1 tbsp vanilla extract and beat until combined.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp baking powder, and ¼ tsp salt until combined.
- Add the flour to the butter mixture and slowly beat until just combined.
- Roll into 1-inch (1 tablespooballs and then roll in granulated sugar and place on the cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they begin to lightly brown on the edges and are firm to the touch.