Vegan Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by White Rose Child

I got this and modified slightly from VegWeb. Proof that you don't need butter or shortening to make good sugar cookies! These are really easy & yummy. I used an icing similar to Sugar Cookie Icing to stick the sprinkles on.You have fun two ways from cut-out cookies: decorating, and eating :-)

Top Review by Holly K.

I just made these cause my 5 year old, her favorite is sugar cookies and tomorrow is her birthday celebration in school :-)! I wanted to also prove that Vegan baked goods are not bland!They tuned out SOOOO good(very good but I did have better in the past) but next time I will add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor a little bit more! I am glad that I took others advice here and rolled them into a sugar and cinnamon coating to give them more of a sugary taste.The applesauce was unnoticeable. I did not make these for Christmas(It is May) so decorating them would be too Christmasy so we just coated some hearts with cinnamon and organic sugar and baked them :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together pastry flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk the applesauce, oil and vanilla together until well combined.
  2. Pour wet ingredients into dry, and stir to mix. Then knead them into a dough. You may have to add some more flour or some of the white flour, to make it dry enough to roll out properly. (A bit sticky, of course, but not wet.)
  3. Start preheating the oven, 300-350 degrees depending on the heat of your oven- ours is quite hot so I use a slightly lower temperature.
  4. Roll out the dough (around 1/4 inches thickness) and grab some cookie cutters!
  5. Bake on a nonstick or lightly oiled pan for about 10 minutes, till just barely golden brown on the bottom edges. They will be kinda crunchy if you bake them too much longer.
  6. Decorate!

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