Vegan Sugar Cookies

"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 :-)"
 
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Vegan Sugar Cookies created by IrishHeart
Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
2-3 dozen cookies
Serves:
10
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directions

  • Mix together pastry flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk the applesauce, oil and vanilla together until well combined.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Roll out the dough (around 1/4 inches thickness) and grab some cookie cutters!
  • 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.
  • Decorate!

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  1. ellieccain
    Perfect! Thank you. I always make sugar cookies for every holiday for over 20 years now. The recipe I usually use uses butter and shortening. I've been trying to cut down on saturated fats so I decided to change up with something healthier. This is it! The dough felt exactly like my other dough. Rolled out perfectly and the kids couldn't even tell the difference! I omitted the cinnamon and added the following: 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp lemon extract 2 egg whites I always use both vanilla and lemon extract in my sugar cookies. We love that hint of lemon!
     
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  2. ellieccain
    Perfect! Thank you. I always make sugar cookie cutouts for every holiday for over 20 years now. The recipe I usually use calls for butter and shortening. I've been trying to cut down on saturated fats, so I decided to change up with something healthier. This is it! The dough felt exactly like my other dough. Rolled out perfectly and the kids couldn't even tell the difference! I omitted the cinnamon and added the following: 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp lemon extract 2 egg whites I always use both vanilla and lemon extract in my sugar cookies. We love that hint of lemon!
     
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  3. Monique E.
    do you mind sharing the cookie frosting/icing recipe or have you shared it? I would be interested in this for my niece! thanks so much
     
  4. Suzi A.
    I found these seeking for ideas for a vegan gluten free friend. I used pumpkin instead of applesauce (it needed more as pumpkin is not as wet) and then switched the cinnamon with cardamom as my friend is cinnamon allergic too. Totally improved the recipe....
     
  5. 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 :-)
     

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