Delicious Vegan Cut-Out Sugar Cookies Recipe

Indulging in a sweet treat doesn’t have to mean compromising on ethics or flavor. That’s why I’m excited to share my vegan cut-out sugar cookies recipe with you. No eggs, no dairy, no problem! These cookies are easy to make and perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re baking for yourself or to share with loved ones, this recipe is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. The lightly sweetened classic sugar cookie dough can be cut into almost any shape imaginable, making it ideal for holidays or special celebrations.

Plus, what’s not to love about the fact that these cookies are 100% vegan? In addition to being free of animal products, they’re also made with organic and non-GMO ingredients. So, you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in a treat or sharing them with others.

But the best part? These cookies taste just as good (if not better) than traditional sugar cookies made with butter and eggs. So, let’s get started on this easy vegan recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth and your conscience without sacrificing taste.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
Vegan Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Are you a fan of sugar cookies, but looking for a vegan-friendly recipe? Look no further than these easy vegan cut-out sugar cookies!

First and foremost, these cookies are delicious. They have the perfect balance of sweetness and vanilla flavor, with just a hint of cinnamon to make them stand out from your average sugar cookie. Trust us when we say that your taste buds won’t be able to get enough of these tasty treats.

But the benefits of this recipe go beyond just its taste. It’s also incredibly easy to make, with simple kitchen ingredients that you likely already have on hand. In fact, making these cookies can be a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together.

And with this recipe being completely vegan and free from animal products like butter and eggs, you will be doing your part for the environment as well as your health. By cutting out the use of animal products, you can help reduce your carbon footprint and lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

So not only are these vegan cut-out sugar cookies delicious and easy to make, but they also align with your values of environmental sustainability and conscious eating. Give this recipe a try and see why it’s quickly becoming a favorite among vegans and non-vegans alike!

Ingredient List

 A sweet treat that's almost too pretty to eat!
A sweet treat that’s almost too pretty to eat!

Here is the ingredient list you need to make these delicious vegan cut-out sugar cookies:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins:

  • Cinnamon
  • Vegan chocolate chips
  • Almond extract

These are essential kitchen ingredients that every vegan or non-vegan household has. Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand before starting the recipe. If you want to make the cookies gluten-free, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative such as almond flour. You can also use vegan margarine or vegetable shortening instead of vegan butter. The unsweetened applesauce is used to replace eggs and adds moisture to the cookie dough. Feel free to get creative by adding optional ingredients such as cinnamon, almond extract or vegan chocolate chips to give your cookies some extra flavor.

The Recipe How-To

 Cookies shaped like stars, hearts, and circles, oh my!
Cookies shaped like stars, hearts, and circles, oh my!

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to start baking some delicious Vegan Cut-Out Sugar Cookies. Here are the step-by-step directions to guide you along the way:

Step 1: Cream Wet Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, cream together ½ cup of softened vegan butter and ¾ cup of granulated vegan sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 2: Add Dry Ingredients

Add in 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Stir until just combined.

Step 3: Knead

Lightly flour a clean surface and turn out the dough onto it. Knead gently with your hands until the dough comes together in a smooth, non-sticky ball.

Step 4: Chill Dough

Wrap the dough ball tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (or up to overnight). This will help the flavors meld together and make it easier to roll out.

Step 5: Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 6: Roll Out Dough

Remove chilled dough from fridge and sprinkle a little bit of flour onto a clean surface before rolling it out with a rolling pin. Make sure to roll it out evenly to about ¼ inch thickness.

Step 7: Cut Out Cookies

Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes from the rolled-out dough. Place them carefully onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving roughly an inch between each cookie.

Step 8: Bake & Cool

Bake the cookies for approximately 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and allow them to cool for at least five minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

And there you have it – your very own batch of delicious Vegan Cut-Out Sugar Cookies! These are perfect for any festive occasion or as a sweet snack at home.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect canvas for your creativity.
The perfect canvas for your creativity.

The beauty of this vegan cut-out sugar cookies recipe is that it’s completely customizable to match your desired taste and ingredients. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Gluten-Free: If you’re allergic or intolerant to gluten, swap out the all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour. You can also add 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum to help with the texture.

– Butter Substitute: While vegan butter is an obvious choice for this recipe, you can also use vegetable shortening, coconut oil, or even natural peanut butter.

– Sugar Type: You can use different types of sugar for different flavors. The original recipe calls for granulated sugar, but you can substitute it with cane sugar or even coconut sugar for a healthier option.

– Spices: Add some spices to the dough to enhance the flavor. Cinnamon is a classic choice, but you can also go for ginger, nutmeg, or cardamom.

– Chocolate Cookies: Add cocoa powder to the dough to make chocolate sugar cookies. You can also add vegan chocolate chips on top before baking for a decadent treat.

– Cookie Icing: Make a cookie icing recipe using powdered sugar and almond extract. You can also use dairy-free royal icing if you prefer.

With these substitutions and variations, you can create a plethora of unique and fun vegan cut-out sugar cookies recipes using simple kitchen ingredients!

Serving and Pairing

 Vegan sugar cookies: no animals harmed, just tastebuds satisfied.
Vegan sugar cookies: no animals harmed, just tastebuds satisfied.

Once your vegan cut-out sugar cookies are baked and cooled, it’s time to enjoy them! These sweet treats can be served just as they are, with a cup of tea or coffee, or paired with a variety of complementary flavors.

One classic pairing for sugar cookies is milk. For those who prefer a dairy-free option, try pairing these cookies with non-dairy milks like almond, soy, or oat milk. Another great option is to pair these cookies with a hot cocoa or chai latte for a cozy winter snack.

For a more elevated dessert presentation, consider serving vegan cut-out sugar cookies on a dessert platter alongside fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Drizzle some melted vegan chocolate on top for an added touch of decadence.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try using these sugar cookies in other desserts. Crush them up to make a cookie crust for cheesecake or pie or use them as the base for ice cream sandwiches.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to serving and pairing vegan cut-out sugar cookies. So why not get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations?

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't miss the dairy or eggs in these cookies.
You won’t miss the dairy or eggs in these cookies.

A delicious batch of vegan cut-out sugar cookies can be made well ahead of time, provided you store them adequately. The good news is, these cookies can last up to a week when stored properly. To ensure that your treats remain fresh and tasting great for as long as possible, heed these storage tips.

After you’ve baked the cookies, wait until they’ve cooled down completely before placing them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. You can then store the container in the refrigerator for up to seven days. Be sure not to stack the cookies on top of each other, as they may end up sticking together and losing their shape.

Additionally, if you wish to freeze your cookies, it’s a good idea to do so before frosting or adding any toppings on them. This prevents the decorations from smudging or getting mashed during storage. Wrap each cookie individually with plastic wrap before storing them in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag for up to three months.

When it comes time to serve or eat your stored cookies, simply remove them from the fridge or freezer and let them thaw come to room temperature naturally. No need to heat them up in the oven or microwave. If you’ve already frosted your cookies and want ’em looking fancy again before serving – let the cookies sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before decorating them with any final touches.

With these helpful tips, you can enjoy your homemade vegan sugar cookies even after several days and still have that freshly baked taste!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Keep the cookie cutters coming, these vegan sugar cookies are a hit!
Keep the cookie cutters coming, these vegan sugar cookies are a hit!

Achieving perfect vegan sugar cookies isn’t rocket science, but there are a few things you can do to get the best possible results. Here’s a rundown of some tips and tricks that will help boost your success in making these delightful treats.

Firstly, make sure that your vegan butter is at room temperature. If it’s too cold or still frozen, it won’t cream properly with the sugar and affect the texture of the cookies. The same goes for any other ingredients that need to be room temperature, like applesauce or vegan sour cream.

Next up, resist the urge to overmix your cookie dough. Too much mixing can make your cookies tough and cause them to spread out too much when baked. Once you’ve added in your dry ingredients, mix until just combined and then stop – it’s better to have a few lumps here and there than a tough batch of cookies.

When rolling out your cookie dough, more flour might seem like a good idea to prevent sticking, but too much of it will make the dough dry and crumbly. Instead, use parchment paper or silicone mats and dust them with a light layer of flour before rolling out your dough. Another option is rolling out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper – this allows you to re-roll scraps without adding any extra flour to the mix.

Finally, bake your cookies in the center rack of your oven for even baking. Rotate the sheet pan halfway through cooking for even coloring. If the bottoms or edges are browning too quickly, try lowering the oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit next time.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to perfectly baked vegan sugar cookies that everyone will love!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this recipe for vegan cut-out sugar cookies is a true masterpiece that you don’t want to miss out on. Not only are these cookies easy to make, but they’re also the perfect vegan treat for any occasion. With the right ingredients and preparation, you can have the best vegan sugar cookies that are sure to impress your friends and family.

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just trying to cut back on dairy and animal products, these cookies are the perfect dessert option. Plus, with so many different variations and substitutions available, you can customize this recipe to suit your tastes and preferences.

So what are you waiting for? Head to your kitchen, grab your favorite ingredients, and start baking some delicious vegan cut-out sugar cookies! Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family so that they too can enjoy the taste and health benefits of vegan baking. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Vegan Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Vegan Cut-Out Sugar Cookies Recipe

You can use cookie cutters for any occasion.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 1271.3 kcal


  • 2 cups flour, sifted (VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SIFT)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • candy sprinkles, to decorate
  • sugar, to decorate
  • icing, to decorate


  • In a medium sized bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  • Start preheating oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Roll dough out and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Bake in oven on a lightly oiled cookie sheet for about 10-12 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 2591gCalories: 1271.3kcalCarbohydrates: 178.2gProtein: 13gFat: 55.8gSaturated Fat: 7.3gSodium: 194.3mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 76g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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