Vegan Sugar Cookies

Sharon Palmer

This is my mom’s 50-year old recipe for sugar cookies, which I gave a vegan update. While they are certainly not healthy, I think it’s OK to splurge on something every once in awhile! And these heartfelt, home-made, hand-decorated Vegan Sugar Cookies are certainly worth it.

I have been making them for my kids since they were little for special holidays: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day. They used to love to help get out my box of cookie cutters to help cut out the various shapes, and then decorate them with colored sprinkles, nuts, and raisins. I hope you enjoy this classic recipe, from my family to yours. It’s a perfect way to show someone you love them this holiday season. 


Vegan Sugar Cookies

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies 1x


This classic recipe for heartfelt, home-made, hand-decorated Vegan Sugar Cookies is perfect for holidays and special treats for kids of all ages.



Icing (optional):


  1. Mix egg replacer, 3 tablespoons plant-based milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  2. Mix in margarine and sugar.
  3. Stir in flour just until combined. Add additional plant-based milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, just to make a smooth dough that is not sticky.
  4. Form dough into a circle, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  6. Lightly flour a clean surface and roll out dough to ¼-inch thickness using a rolling pin that has been dusted with flour.
  7. Cut out dough into desired shapes using cookie cutters that have been lightly floured.
  8. Place cookies on a baking sheet, allowing space to spread slightly.
  9. Bake for about 10 – 15 minutes, just until surface starts to turn golden.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  11. To make icing: place powdered sugar in a small dish; add vanilla, and mix in just enough plant-based milk to make a smooth, spreadable consistency.
  12. Decorate cookies with icing and decorations as desired.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie with icing
  • Calories: 99
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 42 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Keywords: vegan sugar cookie, sugar cookie, vegan cookie

For other cookie recipes, check out some of my favorites:

Tollhouse Pan Cookies
Peter’s Pepparkakor
Soft Molasses Cookies

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