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Easy Vegan Soft Sugar Cookies

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Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Course: Snack
Keywords: vegan, cookies, sugar
Yield: 13
Author: Kayla


  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk


  • 1.5 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plant-based milk
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Cream the vegan butter and sugar in a large bowl and then mix in the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix using a wooden spoon until it starts to form a crumbly dough, then you can ditch the utensil for your hands and add your plant-based milk. Knead the dough until it forms a solid ball.
  • Next, flour your hands and a clean surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough 1-3 cm thick (bakers choice).
  • Use your cookie cutters to firmly push out your cookie shapes and then transfer them to your baking tray.
  • Roll the remaining dough into another ball and repeat steps 5 and 6.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, watching that they don’t burn on the edges as all ovens are different.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before decorating otherwise your icing will melt.
  • To prepare your icing: mix the icing sugar, vanilla extract and plant milk in a mixing bowl until you’re happy with the consistency, it should slightly runny with a smooth and shiny finish. Add your food colouring by separating the icing into bowls for different colours if needed and then let them set. Now you can have fun decorating!
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