I was a little worried when I read about them spreading out, but mine didn’t seem to do that. Let me know! They will look like this when they come out of the oven. Thank you Dana! These taste amazing!!! And yes you can add in a bit of cornstarch (2 Tbsp?) I was gonna ask the same thing! They’re great! I love this Sugar Cookie recipe! It will just taste more earthy. My new go to vegan dessert for sure. I hope so :D People do think we’re going to judge their food but we never do! we used apple sauce instead of pumpkin puree and turned out great! I love love love your recipes and I’m vegan and pregnant, being pregnant and vegan, I somehow recently became allergic to pumpkin. The best ones I made had colorful sprinkles baked into them, so no frosting is needed. a little time “sensitive” with having to freeze and freeze in between cutting out shapes, but other than that, super easy and yummy to boot. first time making these and they were awesome! Thanks! Obviously I didn’t get the texture, but the flavor is still too sweet for my taste. And should I ease up on the flour? I think she’s referring to the 1/4 cup of pumpkin. Bc it was wet enough … The dough turned out good. She replaced it with 1/4 cup of banana. I had a little trouble where I refrigerated the frosting and I added a little bit of almond milk after to help it return to the correct consistency but it became grainy. These don’t have a vegan butter taste and all of my family members said they preferred these over the recipe that has been in the family for years! (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?? Your instructions are clear and easy to follow and much appreciated. Could you share more about how they tasted off? How long can the dough be saved for? Thanks for this! Does the icing harden on these or stay soft like a cake frosting? Yay! Hmm, tough call. xo. We’re such simpletons and will eat just about anything!! Ah! I followed the recipe exactly and baked cut out shapes for 8 minutes. I really wanted an orange iced cookie, so I did 4 T of OJ instead of milk, and used applesauce in place of pumpkin. But that may be because I don’t re roll the dough after cutting out shapes, so I had much fewer cookies. Servings 20 servings. Vegan Sugar Cookies made with just 8 ingredients like cashew butter, gluten free flour and maple syrup. See, I really do love these cookies and they’re so versatile! Thanks for sharing! Tag @minimalistbaker on Instagram and hashtag it #minimalistbaker so we can see all the deliciousness! My kids and husband loved it. This is the absolute best sugar cookie recipe I’ve ever made. Hi! Thanks for the great recipe! … If I use that should I obmit the extra salt added? I would have taken a picture as they were all decorated beautifully but they were so delicious whole family ate them! In the past I would buy the pre-made tube of sugar cookie dough and spread it out on a pizza pan. Hello, We’re so glad you enjoy them! You don’t actually need the vegan butter sticks! As a vegan with a serious sweet tooth, I often don’t know where I’d be without your blog! These are the perfect sugar cookies! I feel like you have a vegan alternative for just about…everything. I think it may be the pumpkin, but did I do something wrong? My favorite flavor was the blueberry! What have you found to be the best non-dairy milk option? Five stars all the way! And I kept the dough in the fridge 24 hours before I could get to it and it was fine/didn’t crumble. EDIT: They will look underdone, but firm up considerably as they cool. For most those I just add a bit of essential oil! We’re so glad everyone enjoyed them, Alex! Ah yay! Where did you find Earth Balance sticks in KC? I. It may have been this one. Do you think I could sub aquafaba for the pumpkin, and if so, how much? It’s at minimum good to know I’m not alone ;D. Ahh! But it is very delicious and makes a pretty pink color. We alos used shortening in place of the Earth Balance sticks. We’re so glad you both enjoyed them! Thank you for this amazing recipe! Thanks for the lovely review! Wow, that pop of color from the frosting looks fantastic! I’ve had success with matcha for green and turmeric for yellow. Thank you kindly. Otherwise, we would recommend this recipe: https://minimalistbaker.com/fluffy-1-bowl-sugar-cookies-vegan-gf/, Delicious! Aw, we’re so glad he was able to enjoy these, Ann! We used the country crock plant based butter rather than earth balance  because it was all I could find, but these were delicious! and when I made these it was a success! These turned out delicious! These are excellent!! Just let the dough sit at room temp for about 20-30 minutes until pliable. Nope! I am sure these are going to be delicious!! xo. We’re so glad you enjoy this recipe, Sara. Thank you! Thank you! It slightly hardens. I recently made the pumpkin sugar cookies and my husband said they were the best cookies I’ve ever made! For yellow, I used turmeric (when used in small quantities, its flavor was not detected). They will appear underdone, but they will firm up considerably as they cool. Traditionally my family has always made Scottish shortbread for our Christmas cookies, with a few festive sprinkles on top. This was my first time making cookies from scratch. I am a HUGE fan! These drool worthy photos will have to do for now. Is it possible to use grams in the recipes too? We’re so glad you enjoy them! It should be … thanks Dana! The dough turned out great and the frosting was delicious! The whole time I was making these my husband was very concerned that I was using pumpkin. Thanks for sharing, Rebecca! supper yummy and I got to use my new Christmas cookie cutters. I used a flax egg in place of the pumpkin and it worked great! How to make vegan sugar cookies Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C). Wow, love the generosity, Heather! Thank you for the awesome recipe! Will definitely use this recipe again as it is easy with few ingredients. We’d love to see what you come up with. Our shapes baked lovely because we did take the time to freeze the dough as recommended above (my son wasn’t too happy about the extra wait time, but it was definitely worth it in the end). These were so so good! I made them into rounds since I lost my cookie cutters in our last move, and the only think I noticed was they were flattening so after about 4 minutes in the oven I took a spoon and helped flatten them out a bit ! Ooh, yay! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your creative modifications, Amanda! They ended up so good! Made these for Christmas eve dinner. Thanks for sharing, Sarah! I also believe it had an egg in it. 2? Try softened coconut oil! can I use coconut oil as a vegan butter? Thanks for the recipe. These were easy to make and taste good! I baked them as balls for 10 minutes then smushed them down and cooked for an extra 2 minutes. I think tub EB would work! wOW!! The kids decorated them all, broke 1 or 2 because they aren’t as sturdy as a regular sugar cookie might be. These 1 bowl vegan sugar cookies look absolutely perfect! If I use Earth Balance buttery stick for a frosting, can I leave the leftover frosted cookies in a container on the counter (room temperature)? Amazing recipe! Off to get those delicious Oregon berries tomorrow for jam and pie! Added canned pears to the dough, and put a banana slice on top of each one! Thanks again! Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough, and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness. We’re so glad you enjoyed it! 1 1/4 c Whit rice flour Do you think it would be possible to substitute earth balance for coconut oil? They taste great and were easy for the kids to cut into shapes. Yum, these look great! Just wanted to put ‘I made this’ input on here ! How did it turn out and what was the process and number of bananas? Love the recipes. My son has officially eaten pumpkin now;)! Hi! I think that these maybe taste better even :o, We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Kiki! I’ve always used ground flax or commercial egg replacer. (NOTE: For shapes, to ensure they keep their form while baking, freeze them on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before baking.). I would suggest adding about 2 tsp more nondairy milk. Followed the recipe as exactly written and comes out perfect every time! You’re awesome! Can you make the dough in advance and freeze? Some Sugar is not Vegan! I think so but I haven’t tried it. I think they’ll taste great without icing! Yes! Our new favorite sugar cookies! Yay! Serving – Vegan sugar cookies are a great dessert any time of year. 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). Place one of the doughs onto parchment paper, on a hard surface. 12 to 15 minutes Ingredients & Equipment Equipment . I’ve made these twice now, and they are amazing! Thanks! Yes, you could use milk and butter in this recipe, Nidhi! How many cookies does one batch produce? And if so, how long? Do I need to make any changes to the recipe if I use that instead? 1. We’re so glad you enjoy this recipe, Megan! I followed the recipe to the” T ” and it turned out great! Oh, don’t get me wrong…I still ate them. Is it OK to use canned pumpkin for the pumpkin puree? Aw, yay! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. These would make amazing snickerdoodles, just sprinkle cinnamon sugar on instead of frosting. Hi Marla, You can read about other readers experiences in the comments. :(. Just a subtle taste of salt which I think makes them even better! Compensate by adding more softened butter and more powdered sugar! I can’t believe how much it already smells like a classic sugar cookie before being baked. Good luck!! I made these cookies and were so delightfully surprised at just how well they turned out! For the cookies I used pureed squash (didn’t taste it at all) instead of pumpkin, used softened refined coconut oil instead of vegan butter, chose arrowroot as opposed to cornstarch, and used water instead of nondairy milk. You probably already know that. Mix on low speed, until just combined. Thanks for this great and easy recipe — so quick and easy, I was able to throw it together before church. I feel like these recipes are giving the term “vegan” baking a whole new standard, especially in my little circle. Scale 1x 2x 3x Ingredients. I used 1 tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond extract in the frosting. You said it can store at room temperature, but your icing has earth balance in it… is it safe to not refrigerate?? Place another piece of parchment paper on top and carefully transfer the rolled dough to the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour. The only challenge I had was with the use of cookie cutters; the dough stuck to them and it was pretty messy, so I passed on using them. then layers of fruit… and lastly a fruit glaze made with some homemade marmalade I had in the fridge. What type of non-dairy milk do you prefer? I have a cookie exchange to go to tomorrow and I was going to make your vegan and gluten free Gingerbread cookies! I replaced the pumpkin puree with a mashed banana following the 1/4 measurement and the cookies came out fantastic! amazing!! Thanks for the recipe! That should work, but it will make them taste like banana. thanks for the recipe!! Thank you so much – just love your site. So yummy! These turned out amazing despite all the changes I had to make! So glad to hear it!! I also tried your ginger bread cookies for the first time a few nights ago; they were wonderful. Thank you so much! Then, bake the cookies… Hello! Does corn starch or arrowroot powder yield better results? Friends, if you try this recipe, show us! I only had gf flour this time around so I decided to make them with that flour and see how they turned out ! I’d love to make this but I am not vegan, if I were to use eggs instead of pumpkin puree, how many eggs would that be? So glad your family enjoyed it, Diana! We will be making these again and again! I made these cookies last night and they are AMAZING! I wish I had seen these before Christmas. We’re so glad to hear it! Read my full disclosure here. P.s. I cooked some cubes of pumpkin in the microwave then mashed them, also used coconut oil in place of vegan butter. Add vanilla and continue to whisk. Let me know if you try it! Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely make these again and try them with less sugar. I bookmarked it for this weekend ;). I used spinach powder for green, beet powder for red, carrot powder for orange/yellow, cocoa powder for brown, and blueberry powder for purplish blue. Yay! What kind of vegan butter did you use? If doubling the batch do I still double the baking powder? Cheers, and thank you for all your lovely recipes! i was too anxious to make the cookies, so i used 4 1/2 tbs of aquafaba and thankfully the cookies came out great. :(. 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. Hi Dana! My ex boyfriend’s mother used to make him candy canes when he was a child because he couldn’t have preservatives and she painted the stripes on with beet juice. I looooove these cookies. Need help? We are so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks ! Boiled the beet juice with some sugar until it started thickening. And I’m cooking at 6500 ft. Elevation and these cookies were delicious. Am I remembering incorrectly? I wonder if matcha green tea would work for green? Mine did take longer to bake for some reason… I made them into shapes and they were a little on the thicker side so that’s probably why. Used it to make cut outs for Santa for the kids to decorate…I live at high altitude and was not expecting good results but they actually came out perfect! They only require 3 main ingredients and the dough is a dream to roll out. Thanks in advance, super excited to make these!! These. They’ll never invite us over again.”, That way, if the evening goes at all OK, it was way better than I expected! Just have to say how much I love your recipes. Do these cookies taste anything like pumpkin from the pumpkin purée? But if you’d like, I’d replace the pumpkin with 1 chicken egg or egg replacer of choice. Thanks so much for the lovely review! They hit the spot. Ah, thanks Rebecca! 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