Fluffy Eggless Sugar Cookies (Breathtaking Delicacies)

"Being a vegetarian, it's always difficult to find recipes, especially for baking, that retain the texture and taste without eggs. I found a recipe for sugar cookies on recipezaar a few months ago, and every time I used it, I would tweak it just a little. Over time, it has developed into this awesome recipe which results in fluffy, light, sugar cookies - emphasis on the fluffy. (No one is a huge fan of flat, hard cookies,after all.) Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
12 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine butter and sugar in a bowl, and mix until it gets lighter and fluffier. (Either microwave the butter for about 45 seconds or make sure it's soft enough to whisk).
  • Add vanilla and milk to butter/sugar mixture. (You can be flexible with the amount of vanilla you use).
  • Combine salt, flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients, using either a spatula or your hands. (Dough should be a little bit sticky at this point).
  • Add extra flour as needed until dough becomes less sticky (I used about 3 T.) You don't want dough to be too tough or sticky.
  • Form 12 equal-sized balls, flatten to about 1/2 - 2/3 inch in thickness. Coat one side with sugar. (Lay about 1/8 Cup sugar on flat surface and lay each flattened ball of dough on it, pressing gently).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until bottom is lightly golden.

Questions & Replies

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  1. mooneyamanda027
    Can I substitute powdered sugar for granulated sugar
  2. Anonymous
    do we have to use vanilla extract what else can we use instead of vanilla extract
  3. vidoadri
    Can you substitute the vanilla extract or do you need to add it in
  4. Elle Jay
    Is 2 cups of butter correct? To 1/2 cup sugar and 1.5 cups flour? This seems like a typo. It’s a lot more butter to sugar or butter to flour than seen in other cookie recipes.
  5. Waffle A.
    What consistency should the dough have? Should it have a thick but slightly sticky texture? Should it be a mouldable dough??


  1. Louise M.
    There is a common social norm that eggs are crucial for cookie making. Let me set the scene for you. My flatmate and I had no eggs, disaster. We asked ourselves what we had done wrong to deserve such an atrocitie. As always we turned to our most reliable friend known to you as Google. We came across this life changing recipe, after continuous hesitation and multiple trust issues we decided to embark on this adventure. Life is too short and hunger was creeping in, overpowering our souls. We stared forlorn at the cookies in the oven, no eggs? How could this work we asked ourselves, tears in our eyes and stomachs rumbling. To our surprise, these cookies have become a landmark of what it means to be human with all of the joys associated with this beautiful life. God gives us the obstacles he knows we could overcome, hard eggless obstacles for that matter. These cookies enabled us to get a little taste of heaven, my grandma is doing great by the way, if only these cookies could pierce through the veil of death so she could have tried them too. Amen. Thank you jmann_07. My flatmate and I had no idea what an eggless existence would be like, but now those chicken babies can get lost.
  2. YoungWifeNYC
    My son has an egg allergy. Every year I watch him watch family eat Christmas cookies. This year I was determined to find and make eggless ones. These cookies were delicious, and he had a blast using the cookie cutters. The cookies can be crispy or soft depending on how long you leave them in. Great recipe. Thank you.
  3. rhiannon.mullins
    I ran out of eggs is the reason I used this, and I wish I had not. I followed every direction and my batter was perfect until I placed it on the cookie sheet, where it began to run everywhere. Really disappointed and unimpressed.
  4. ElenaKT
    Super easy and simple to make. Cookies came out crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. My little sister has an egg allergy and she loves the cookies. Great snack to nibble on. Fluffly eggless sugar cookies 10/10
    • Review photo by ElenaKT
  5. vickiarts
    I'll start with suggestions, refrigerate dough for easy handling and leave in oven for the lower time if you want your cookies to be on the softer side, just crispy around the edges . overall- I thought it was an awesome sugar cookie recipe- eggless or not, even without my vanilla adaptions (see below)! I hate sugar cookies that taste floury or like butter cookies- I thought these cookies were light, sugary and beautiful. The extra vanilla is a nice touch and it was the only thing I adjusted as the recipe suggested, to taste. I blended three varieties of vanilla – vanilla beans, regular vanilla extract, and a Latino version of vanilla extract from the Dominican Republic.


  1. bmwnslm
    I had to put wayyyyy more flour than the recipe said and it was still sticky. I eventually gave up and used the sticky to my advantage when putting the sugar on top.
  2. jiliyahtownes926
    I just added brown sugar and it’s so good
  3. mrporter1105
    This recipe is perfect if you are looking for super duper crumbly blobs of diabetes. Even better because the dough is so sticky and difficult to clean up. I definitely recommend this recipe as a good glue or hair gel. Thanks so much!!
  4. Michael H.
    Needs more flour. Needs something like a banana or something
  5. Ali A.
    We didn't have vanilla extract so we used spiced rum. The cookies (and dough) turned out delicious!



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