Plus I totally used the beet in the frosting and it was incredible!! I used applesauce, rather than pumpkin, and Earth Balance straight from the tub, rather than sticks, and was very pleased with the results. I made a huge batch (4x the recipe.) These look wondeful! I didn’t have much luck with the frosting, because I don’t have any sugar in hand and tried it with muscovado. If you’ve rolled the dough into balls, dip a glass into cane sugar and gently smash down into a disc to help them cook more evenly. I’m curious as to how much it would change the texture. Coconut oil! You said it can store at room temperature, but your icing has earth balance in it… is it safe to not refrigerate?? At least as good as any other traditional sugar cookies I’ve ever made. I’ll have to try the cashew frosting next time :). Otherwise, we would recommend this recipe: https://minimalistbaker.com/fluffy-1-bowl-sugar-cookies-vegan-gf/, Delicious! Stir in flour mixture. To add natural food coloring, finely grate a raw beet into a clean dish towel and then squeeze it over the frosting and whisk. Thank you Dana! Beat again on high speed … Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? Even without the frosting (although the frosting is a little bit of magic!) Maybe both? I’m not around my normal grocery store at the moment and the one I went to didn’t have Earth Balance buttery sticks, only the tub (like spreadable ‘butter’). My son has dairy and egg allergies so he never had a sugar cookie before until today! Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Thanks so soo much for this recipe Dana, they were absolutely AMAZING!! Am I remembering incorrectly? This one was so easy and delicious. Ive made a non vegan version of this like a hundred times now – literally! I was looking more for a chewy instead of soft cookie. Can I make this without butter or oil? I just bought paleo all purpose flour to try with these. Thanks. Cane sugar helps with texture, but coconut sugar shouldn’t cause it to taste off. Cookie Icing: 2 cup s powdered sugar. Instead of the pumpkin puree or applesauce, I simply added a 5.3 oz container of plain coconut “yogurt”. We used Wilton cookie decorating frosting and coloured sugar which I’m not sure is vegan but we aren’t, just dairy free for allergy reasons. supper yummy and I got to use my new Christmas cookie cutters. I am making these for a vegan bakesale supporting Women’s Rights Organizations. I did just make some vegan sugar cookies (for my three year old’s preschool class) and used natural food dyes for the frosting. (left out the arrowroot powder given the flour blend already contained it.) My dough is um well, orange and I’m wondering if its supposed to be that color since in your pictures they are not. Kid and parent approved!! Can i use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour. Mix the dry ingredients – In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients … I did not try the frosting, because I wanted to use a royal icing recipe, but I think I will try it next time. Or for a healthier option, you can frost the sugar cookies with melted coconut butter and add sweetener of choice as desired or even mashed banana. I appreciate your site and am always intrigued by your ideas. Thanks for the awesome recipe :). I like making them and pairing it with a pot a tea for a “Christmas tea party” with my two daughters. We’re so glad you enjoy this recipe, Megan! I made these for a family Christmas party today. I’ve used raspberry juice for a flavorful pink frosting. you can filter by ingredient on our recipe page to find all of our recipes with pumpkin! Yay! They were delicious. Have a good day! I like them without any icing. I love this Sugar Cookie recipe! Love that I can satisfy that sweet tooth (yours and mine!). I think I’ll make these with my daughter this weekend. De-thawed dragon fruit juice; not needing the Splash of almond milk. I thought I would miss the real butter but not in these cookies! Thank you! :). If not, is there another recipe you could point me to? I’ll be baking these with my 5 and 2 year old today! I bet it would work very nicely as a green food coloring, albeit slightly alcoholic. We made these today, and they are perfect! I didnt make the frosting that this recipe had though I just used a glaze I made from powdered sugar and coconut milk. Left out the arrowroot and added extra sugar on top when pressing! These came out great! So easy! Hibiscus steeped in water also works for a nice pink. Tasted great with icing. I used pink, green, and yellow for animal cracker cookies. We’d love to be able to help troubleshoot! They remind me a bit of snickerdoodle cookies (double yum)!! We recommend using pumpkin puree and have not tested aquafaba with this recipe and cannot say for sure. I also used cinnamon apple sauce (can’t taste the cinnamon in the cookies) instead of pumpkin because it’s what I had in the pantry. We’re so glad you enjoy them! I am sure these are going to be delicious!! We’ll revisit the instructions / ingredients to see what could’ve happened. We wonder if that could be the issue. Sounds like you might’ve added too much liquid. I also did not roll them out. They fluffed up a lot higher than the ones in the picture. I made these exactly as the recipe calls except with Dana’s GF flour mix, using the arrowroot for the binder. I made these with Pillsbury GF flour and they turned out amazing! I LOVE this recipe! There will be lots of awkward silence. I used Walmart’s gf all purpose flour, applesauce instead of pumpkin, and the tub of vegan butter instead of the sticks (just made it work with the ingredients I had). Report back if you test it! Followed recipe as is. They’re so cute! Thank you so much for being my go to good recipe lady! Hmm, perhaps add a bit more flour next time to thicken the dough. I made these for my 4-year-old who is allergic to gluten, dairy, egg, tree nuts and more. I’m trying these today for my alergic nephew. Stay tuned! I colored it pink with They came out perfect, just a little too sweet for my taste. I used my cuisinart mixer and followed the recipe to a T! So for anyone wanting to make this recipe gluten free go for it it works perfectly ! I replaced pumpkin with 1/3 of a banana. Either way, it’s an awesome time! Does anyone else do this? Everyone in my family loves them, and I’m planning to bake another batch tomorrow to give away to friends. 2. I’m having trouble with the frosting. Thank you in advance! I used Millet flour and chia seed (for egg substitute ) and the dough was soooo sticky! I think so. Thanks! :). Tender and soft just like it said! If doubling the batch do I still double the baking powder? Be sure to chill the dough before rolling it out, chilled dough is important for the cookie formation. Help me! Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/4 to 1/2-inch thickness. Scoop out heaping 1 Tbsp amounts of chilled dough and roll into balls. I think for the first time in my life, I did not alter this recipe at all. Thanks for your help. But you can thin it more with almond milk. I didn’t think I did anything differently… all I can think is I used another brand of raw cane turbinado sugar that seemed a bit moist, perhaps I over-stirred them, or it’s because I moved to a new house and oven? Could you use a ground flax seed vegan egg instead of pumpkin puree? I also dipped in dark chocolate instead of frosting :). And if so, how long? So glad to hear it!! Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. I think so but I haven’t tried it. Glad you agree Lina. If the outcome is out of my control I try to let go of it (easier said than done). Thanks for sharing, Erika! It turned out chewy and delicious! Thank you so much! Everyone loved them! Everyone we shared with couldn’t believe the cookies were 100% plant-based. I froze the second half of the dough and I think this made better cookies the 2nd time around. Just let the dough sit at room temp for about 20-30 minutes until pliable. I’ll be subbing the flour for a gluten free version. (He’s a very picky eater and he loved them!) I have made these several times. Thanks for an awesome, relatively easy cookie recipe that my non-vegan family enjoyed. First of all the crust was perfect! Thank you so much!! That should work! BUT now I can’t decide. It’s my understanding that it’s typically 1 tbsp per egg but since you used 3-4 for 1 egg would it be different? You don’t actually need the vegan butter sticks! (don’t double). Good luck! But that may be because I don’t re roll the dough after cutting out shapes, so I had much fewer cookies. My non-vegan mom loved it. Unfortunately this means you are not as uniquely clever as you thought, but on the plus side it means you are not alone and you are not a bizarre control freak. The Easiest Vegan Sugar Cookies. Merry Christmas!! Or how do you make the pumpkin puree? ;D, Love all your one-bowl recipes. Thanks for the great recipe! I can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend. Will be making these cookies again & again!!! I’ve used turmeric to color frosting to a beautiful yellow. The dough seemed the perfect consistency without the almond milk so I just did not add it. Combine all ingredients in … Perhaps some of your ingredients were not fresh? And glad you’re with me on expectations! In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Xo. Yum, these look great! Use ctrl+f or ⌘+f on your computer or the "find on page" function on your phone browser to search existing comments! Dip cookie cutter in flour; cut out cookies and place them on the prepared baking sheets. My non-vegan, non- gluten free friends even commented on how great they were! Followed the recipe exactly and they turned out so tender and delicious. It may have been this one. Thanks for sharing! I added divided the dough in half and added peppermint extract to half almond extract to the other rolled them together and cut them into spirals. If they don’t taste great without the icing I might opt for a different recipe…If I ended up making them I’d include the recipe and a link to your page :). Still haven’t decided which one to make for Santa this year. And should I ease up on the flour? the filling was a homemade tofu cream cheese with powdered sugar added…. In this post and oooh so many more! We also had a great time decorating the cookies with frosting and sprinkles. I have used freeze dried berries to color and flavor my frosting before. It gives me the motivation to make the recipe. It’s at minimum good to know I’m not alone ;D. Ahh! You can use the equivalent of 1 egg of egg replacer. I had leftovers and my kids loved them! Hi there! :), I’m really in the Christmas Spirit at this time and I want to make these tonight for a bake sale this week because of how A-MAZE-ING they look! Suggestions? Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review! Information is not currently available for this nutrient. And I’m cooking at 6500 ft. Elevation and these cookies were delicious. Ah, thanks Rebecca! They are delicious. They are very delicious, but the dough is a bit tough to roll out and a tad crumbly. I just made these last night and they were so yummy! I followed the recipe exactly and baked cut out shapes for 8 minutes. I’d love to know. How many cookies does one batch produce? They tasted good. We didn’t frost. First dairy free sugar cookie my son loved! As you can already see, I’m not the best… baker-that’s for sure! -Ariel. Thank you so much! It’s definitely a wetter texture than pumpkin. The kids decorated them all, broke 1 or 2 because they aren’t as sturdy as a regular sugar cookie might be. Maybe we’ll do a frosting experiment. I am not vegan but love trying out all of your recipes for my vegan friends and brother in law. yummy! I made 5 and still was able to refrigerate a wad for another day. These are super easy, and super yummy. Thank you, I just tried this recipe with banana puree and it worked out great! I just made these today, and they turned out really well! Soft and chewy inside with crispy crackly edges, they’re sure to become a favorite dairy-free sugar cookie recipe … Doubled salt to 1/2 tsp It’s worth a shot. Check every few minutes thereafter to check for doneness. Hope you still liked them! They were gone in a day in my house. I also only used brown sugar and no extra sugar. Next time I’ll do at least 11 minutes cause I like them crispy. I’ve made this recipe before, and it turned out so well. SO HAPPY!! Use a spoon to briefly stir, then sift over butter and sugar mixture. Preheat oven to 350°F. They are the classic, quintessential sugar cookie all veganized and tender and perfect, just dying to be frosted and brought to all of your holiday gatherings. A delicious dairy-free sugar cookie recipe. When doing this you may need to add a little milk because the frosting tends to get thicker. Let me know how it goes, Tori! Store leftovers covered at room temperature for up to a few days. ;), ha! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modification, Kelsie. Thanks for sharing your experience! I was looking for a vegan recipe that didn’t contain flax or some other egg replacer that I didn’t have. Thanks covid. They are pretty soft (but not crumbly) so go a little longer cooking time for a firmer cookie if you want. You can use regular eggs – I’d say 1 (as the recipe is written). Can the icing stay out after the cookies are iced? I’m hesitant to try and make these again. In the fridge for a few days, in the freezer for I think up to 1 month. We recommend the buttery sticks. However, now he is having a huge problem because he can’t stop eating them!!! Hello, cookie recipe is fantastic! You’re awesome! Thank you, and Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for this recipe! Although there was definitely a coconut flavour, it wasn’t overwhelming and the texture was still wonderful. These were excellent. Thank you for the recipe! These look sooo delicious!! How did it turn out and what was the process and number of bananas? The pumpkin puree is replacing 1 egg. How thick should they be when rolled out and can I freeze the dough and use it later? Although I am not vegan, I wanted a alternative to the one with eggs. I tried my hand at DIY natural food coloring using beet juice and it worked beautifully! Could I use normal dairy butter and milk along with applesauce for the recipe(as my friends are only allergic to eggs and not dairy). I have made this recipe multiple times. We did – it changes the texture quite a bit and I wouldn’t recommend it. I once used the juice from raspberries to make my pink icing, its quite sweet but the colour was lovely – no need for those horrible artificial colours! I used mashed sweet potato instead if pumpkin puree and it turned out great. Thanks! WOW!! Thanks!! I’ve kept regular cookie dough in the fridge for a couple weeks. If yes, how long do you think they’ll keep in the freezer? I was skeptical at first but wow. My son is vegan and I made them for him for Christmas. The more you use, the fluffier they tend to be. This vegan sugar cookies recipe holds its shape for rolling and cutting – perfect for decorating! The thicker the cookie the better in my opinion! This is one of the recipes that I worked with Courtney to create and I LOVE how they turned out. I decided to try using a mashed ripe banana this week (doubling the recipe since there was about half a cup of banana), and they are incredible – the flavor of the banana is much stronger, but the texture is just perfect. My frosting came out very thin and watery. I made them vegan and Gluten free. Hi!! ! Good luck!! Thanks goodness. I made this with 3/4 coconut butter, 1/4 almond butter instead of vegan butter and whole spelt flour instead of white flour. These vegan cookies mean everyone can enjoy a good cookie (or two, or three). 71 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11.4g 4% DV; fat 2.5g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 85.5mg 3% DV. Roast beef is a classic main dish for holidays, family get-togethers, and elegant dinners alike. I am a fan of yours for your healthy versions of desserts and their simplifications! Hi Dana, if I’m making the with egg, how many eggs per batch? Yes, these would work quite well for that. Hope that helps! Bummer. (brownies i actually use 1 1/2 tablespoon of applesauce, makes it super duper fudge-licous) so anyway would apple sauce be good for cookies?? I gave this recipe a try, but with low expectations…and. I have a kid who would just LOVE to make these, and (the non-vegan) painted sugar cookies was always my favourite tradition growing up. These look wonderful :) I can’t wait to try them. These would make amazing snickerdoodles, just sprinkle cinnamon sugar on instead of frosting. I used bobs red mill baking flour mix and followed the recipe exact otherwise and they turned out awesome !