All of these occasions are a classic vegan sugar cookie based on my mom’s recipe for easy sugar cookies—now a third-generation recipe, that I’ve been handing out to my sons. Originally, this sugar cookie recipe wasn’t vegan, but I’ve worked with these cookies over time to create this simple, vegan sugar cookie with just a few ingredients that is truly a fail-proof recipe. This is a very special sugar cookie – you’re supposed to take a lot of time while you toss the dough and decorate each one – each cookie is a real gift. It’s about making something special. You can turn this recipe into sugar cookies with cream, with this simple recipe I have included for decorating sugar cookies.
When my kids were little, I made these vegan sugar cookies for every holiday, rolling out cookies and cutting them into shapes to match the occasion — Easter, birthday parties, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and of course, Christmas. My boys love to help me decorate their Christmas sugar cookies. I’ve been collecting cookie cutters for years, and I inherited some from my mother, too. Just prepare the dough, cool it slightly, roll it out, cut it into shapes using cookie cutters and decorate the cookies. I also collect cookie decorations when I travel – many of the ones featured in my photos here are from trips to Europe, where they have a lovely baking tradition. But you can find cookie decorations anywhere! I like to use raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, and seeds (ex Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds), sprinkles, raisins, and coconut. It’s all about using your creativity!
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This very own classic recipe for vegan sugar cookies works for all occasions—Christmas sugar cookies, Valentine’s Day sugar cookies, as well as Halloween, Easter, birthdays, and beyond.
Decorations (as desired):
- To make the cookies: Mix egg replacer, 3 tablespoons of plant-based milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- Mix margarine with sugar.
- Stir in flour until homogeneous. Add additional plant-based milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, just to make a smooth, non-sticky dough.
- Shape the dough into a circle, cover it and put it in the fridge for 2 hours (or overnight).
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lightly flour a clean surface and roll the dough to a ¼-inch thickness using a floured rolling pin.
- Cut the dough into desired shapes using cookie cutters that have been lightly sprinkled with flour.
- Put cookies on a file baking sheetallowing the space to spread out a bit.
- Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, until the surface begins to turn golden.
- Take out from the oven and leave to cool.
- To make the powder: Put the powdered sugar in a small dish. Add the vanilla and mix in enough vegetable milk to get a smooth, spreadable consistency.
- Decorate cookies with icing and frosting as desired.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- category: candy
- dishes: American
- Serving size: 1 cookies with cream
- Calories: 99
- sugar: 9 grams
- sodium: 42 mg
- Fat: 4 g
- Saturated fat: 1 gram
- carbohydrates: 15 grams
- protein: 1 gram
Key words: Vegan Sugar Cookies, Soft Sugar Cookies, Sugar Christmas Cookies, Sugar Cookie Frosting, Easy Sugar Cookies, Sugar Cookies with Icing
For other cookie recipes, check out some of my favourites:
Tollhouse Pan Cookies
Soft molasses cookies
Vegan lemon shortbread biscuits with basil
Oatmeal cookies and vegan pine nuts
Soft vegan molasses cookies
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