Delicious Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 mins

I found this recipe on the Crisco website and was happy to have found a recipe that doesn't use butter or margarine as my son is allergic to all milk products. This is a delicious cookie and perhaps even better than ones made with butter! So easy to make as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat shortening and sugar in large bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg, soy milk and vanilla until well blended.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  3. Heat oven to 375ºF. Roll 1/3 of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with 2 to 3-inch floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 5 to 9 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer cookies to cooling rack. Frost and decorate as desired.
Most Helpful

This is a good, basic sugar cookie recipe that's dairy free. The dough has a nice texture and is easy to work with. I used half spectrum veggie shortening and half coconut oil for my fats. Bake time turned out to be about 11 minutes @ 375 using professional aluminum bake sheets and silpat mats.

littlehoss_12570550 February 11, 2014

Hi Jen. I needed a recipe for my Christmas boxes, as a new friend of the family is lactose-intolerant. I made a "test batch", and they were perfect and delicious! Who knew soy milk could bake and taste just as good as cow's milk? Thanks so much for the recipe. I also used soy milk in the icing instead of regular milk, and that was excellent too. :)

astraa5 December 16, 2012