(If I’m going to put them in treat bags for guests to take home I wouldn’t want the icing to run or break up.) These look and sound amazing. Let us know how it goes! I’ve been looking for a healthier vegan cut out recipe and this was perfect. These would make amazing snickerdoodles, just sprinkle cinnamon sugar on instead of frosting. Can’t wait to try this recipe! I made these for my 4-year-old who is allergic to gluten, dairy, egg, tree nuts and more. Just powdered sugar, pumpkin purée, and vanilla. Will be making it this way from now on! I will definitely be making these this weekend! These cookies do not taste lacking in any way, and even my non-vegan (and VERY picky) husband commented on how good they are. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. I’m sure the chick pea brine and pumpkin bake differently though. These 1 bowl vegan sugar cookies look absolutely perfect! Then add 1T Ground flax in 2T hot water to the cookie mix. These look amazing! 420 Comments, Posted in: Holiday, Popular Posts, Vegan Cookies, Your email address will not be published. They are easy to make and roll out. please let me know! Hi Jenna, we find almond milk typically works best in baking. Can I use palm oil instead of vegan butter? The taste was superb and the texture was sugar cookie at it’s finest! On a flat surface, add a sheet of parchment paper. If not, is there another recipe you could point me to? I used Millet flour and chia seed (for egg substitute ) and the dough was soooo sticky! Boiled the beet juice with some sugar until it started thickening. Thank you for the recipe! Just let the dough sit at room temp for about 20-30 minutes until pliable. We will be making these again and again! Used 1 medium sized banana instead of pumpkin and it turned out perfectly fine. We made these today, and they are perfect! What a great dough consistency & by doing this the flavor remained true sugar cookie. Add the sugar and beat on high speed for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and light. So glad to hear it!! I can’t wait to cut out shapes and decorate them like I did when I was a kid. Liz. Made these yesterday with my 2 year old to give to her friends for Valentine’s Day. Entirely vegan and gluten-free, and perfect for … I wanted to make a treat for my vegan friend who is studying away for finals. I made these once with pumpkin as indicated on the recipe, and they were fabulous, with just the slightest taste of pumpkin. They are not super sweet but certainly sweet enough to eat on their own, and definitely if you add frosting. Everyone in my family loves them, and I’m planning to bake another batch tomorrow to give away to friends. Do you think this dough would work with a cookie press? Beat until light and fluffy. I absolutely love your recipes, but I have a hard time with pumpkin substitutes. I shared them with my sister and my nephew. I am not vegan but love trying out all of your recipes for my vegan friends and brother in law. Thanks so much for sharing! Look light tangerine color… Used unrefined sugar. But if you’d like, I’d replace the pumpkin with 1 chicken egg or egg replacer of choice. 1/2 c Coconut flour Wonderful recipe! I also ad a GF eater coming to dinner, so I made with Oat flour instead. My family has a tradition of making these cookies, and we usually just slap on some icing and have fun decorating. Hi Cha, unfortunately, we can’t offer personalized nutrition advice. I plan on making them again to decorate for the holidays, but I just whipped them up today for fun! I love making sugar cookies during the holidays, but am vegan now for nearly a year and didn’t have a recipe, so I skipped the cookies. I used Walmart’s gf all purpose flour, applesauce instead of pumpkin, and the tub of vegan butter instead of the sticks (just made it work with the ingredients I had). So I used a Chia seed substitute (1 tbsp ground chia seed 3 tbsp water, let sit for 15 min.) Try this Santa-approved vegan sugar cookie recipe for the holidays to get your sleigh bells ringing! Are these a soft or crispy/somewhat hard sugar cookie? Hope that helps! See this. Now add in the almond milk, cornstarch, vanilla and almond extract (if using). Three tablespoons of aquafaba is equivalent to about one whole egg, though we have not tried aquafaba in this recipe and cannot guarantee the results. Thanks for sharing! LOved them! Kept them in freezer overnight and were the BEST ! :). Ha! Turned out great! We’ve found out that a lot of sugar is actually not Vegan, because it uses bone char in the processing. I am a fan of yours for your healthy versions of desserts and their simplifications! Especially since I’ve failed at other GF cookie recipes. These turned out amazing despite all the changes I had to make! this was delicious, this recipe is everything. Add the vanilla and mix again. The cookies are so light, fluffy, and chewy. This year my mum is letting me make the cookies, it is a tradition for our family to decorate cookies EVERY YEAR. Friends, if you try this recipe, show us! Let us know how they turn out for you =), First time cookies for me as well. Congratulations and I hope the day goes splendidly! :) Commune Approved. Also, do you know if it would be possible to half this recipe? Thanks for sharing. I would suggest adding about 2 tsp more nondairy milk. Still gave me the outcome I was looking for. Just don’t overbake :D. Dana, I bet the people who invite you over don’t expect low expectations of you or John… They probably think lets invite over Minimalist baker and join energies a have a kick ass night. However, this will darken the cookies and change their flavor. So far I have made 4 different recipes and these are by far the best! You nailed it… per usual !!!!! Hi, do these cookies spread? But if you’d like, you could try replacing the pumpkin with 1 chicken egg. Thanks for sharing, Jessica! But it doesn’t say how long it can be left out when used in frostings. Thank you so much for being my go to good recipe lady! Obviously I didn’t get the texture, but the flavor is still too sweet for my taste. After some failed vegan dessert preparations prior, I was so excited to make these for Christmas. Will be making these cookies again & again!!! If it seems too wet for rolling, add another 1/4 cup of flour. In the past I would buy the pre-made tube of sugar cookie dough and spread it out on a pizza pan. Get our copy of FAN FAVORITES featuring 20 of our most loved, highly-rated recipes! They were gone in a day in my house. Yay! Also, used a glass and pressed with raw sugar. If yes, how long do you think they’ll keep in the freezer? These were a GIANT hit. I also bake vegan due to a child with food allergies, and my kids love these. Thanks for a successful Christmas Eve recipe! I have loved all your recipies so far!! An absolute hit at parties! 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)? Is it OK to use canned pumpkin for the pumpkin puree? I’m trying these today for my alergic nephew. Second year in a row making these with the kids. Ohhhhh nice! It was gluten and dairy free. Thanks for the recipe! We made this recipe x 6 (at least!) The pumpkin is amazing. Hi Annie, it sounds like you only used this recipe for the frosting, not the cookies? Nope! Thanks so soo much for this recipe Dana, they were absolutely AMAZING!! I decided to try using a mashed ripe banana this week (doubling the recipe since there was about half a cup of banana), and they are incredible – the flavor of the banana is much stronger, but the texture is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this great tip and recipe. I’m hesitant to try and make these again. Left out the arrowroot and added extra sugar on top when pressing! Thanks for the great recipe! Ooh, yay! They are pretty soft (but not crumbly) so go a little longer cooking time for a firmer cookie if you want. https://www.themostlyvegan.com/soft-baked-vegan-sugar-cookies It slightly hardens. After much trial and error, I finally have the perfect recipe for soft cut-out vegan sugar cookies.  Seriously, these are the cookies of my dreams, and I think you will LOVE them! The best ones I made had colorful sprinkles baked into them, so no frosting is needed. Report back if you test it! Coconut oil! So glad you liked them! Cut into desired shapes using a cookie cutter and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Love you and your recipes! I just put a batch of this dough in the fridge to chill, using Food52’s tip of rolling it out between 2 sheets of wax paper first. I’m guessing the flour was a miss? I am the exact same way about expecting the worst sometimes. I replaced the pumpkin puree with a mashed banana following the 1/4 measurement and the cookies came out fantastic! OH MY! I’m not around my normal grocery store at the moment and the one I went to didn’t have Earth Balance buttery sticks, only the tub (like spreadable ‘butter’). They came out super soft and delicious I just used organic sugar to dust over icing and I used pieces of dots to decorate them. Half of the dough went in the freezer to be baked at a later date. Plus I totally used the beet in the frosting and it was incredible!! This is definitely my “one stop shop” go-to for recipes and I cannot thank you enough for ALL of the goodness (and help) you provide! It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Can I make this without butter or oil? Thank you so much! I would like to try this recipe. I’ve had success with matcha for green and turmeric for yellow. Any idea how you could substitute for whole wheat flour for a healthier version? amazing!! I was not consistent with the thickness and preferred the thin ones, they had a nice crunch to them. My only issue was the shape-loss when baked. Thanks for sharing, Jess! Thanks goodness. These sound yummy!!! Can I roll them flat onto a baking sheet and then refrigerate overnight? It colors a cup of tea a lovely shade of green, and a couple of 1 Tbsp doses completely cured my knee pain (comfrey is very healing to bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons). No risk of getting sick from eating the uncooked dough ? and when I made these it was a success! Hi Lydia, it adds moisture, but does not taste like pumpkin. Mine came out very soft! I’m with you in expecting the worst outcome but have been working to be positive. I tried this and used GF all purpose flour! I also believe it had an egg in it. Hi Dana! It’s undetectable here! And in the fridge or freezer? No frosting… Delicious! Also made the frosting and it was a hit for non-dairy people too. The final outcome Was absolutely perfectly fluffy and lovely. As a vegan with a serious sweet tooth, I often don’t know where I’d be without your blog! :(. One quick question… Hi Marla, You can read about other readers experiences in the comments. I also used a 1/4 of a tub of the soy free earth balance. Thanks! So, let me tell you a little secret. We were all set to make icing, but they were just so perfect that all we did was drizzle a bit of melted vegan dark chocolate…. Thank you! Set your sifter over something that will catch fall out and add dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda and baking powder). Thanks for sharing, Jen! It’s in the fridge now. My son has dairy and egg allergies so he never had a sugar cookie before until today! Oh, don’t get me wrong…I still ate them. Definitely keeper recipe, so delicious, Thank You! Love! Christmas!!!! I once used the juice from raspberries to make my pink icing, its quite sweet but the colour was lovely – no need for those horrible artificial colours! Thanks for sharing your success with GF!!! Print Recipe Pin Recipe. I forgot to pick up pumpkin puree this year though, do you think I could sub aquafaba? Yes! ), https://minimalistbaker.com/fluffy-1-bowl-sugar-cookies-vegan-gf/. Hi Jessica, do you have tapioca starch? I got 20-3 inch pumpkin shaped cookies. And for some odd reason the cookies weren’t falling as they should when you put them in the oven ? He LOVED them! Although I am not vegan, I wanted a alternative to the one with eggs. :(. Have fun with easy icing and sprinkles of course! Switch to a wooden spoon if it gets too thick. This is a tragedy in itself because I LOVE PUMPKIN… So i guess you can say i hope it doesn’t last. Thanks for the lovely comment! I share vegan recipes that are simple, affordable, family friendly and meat-eater approved! Then, bake the cookies… I really want it to work, as we are snowed in and it’s very hard to hit the shops. They are always a huge hit and my husband easts at least 5 in a row after we frost them. well when it comes to your recipes its simple as that! The dough turned out great and the frosting was delicious! I got exactly 20 cutouts rolling and re rolling the dough. Thanks for the recipe. These drool worthy photos will have to do for now. I LOVE this recipe! I carefully measured the baking powder and soda but not sure what the problem was. Using a hand mixer or standing mixer, cream together until nice and fluffy. Thanks for sharing! I made them for a work party and no one even knew they were vegan! Just like I always asssumed I’d fail every class at university (but didn’t!!). *Vegan butter sticks are best for baking, as the tubs often contain water to make them spreadable, which can affect the final product. 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. We wanted a coconut taste, so here’s what we changed- I still have a few left (5 days later) and they are moist as ever. Mix on low speed, until just combined. That’s how we roll. Hi! Had no idea frosting was so easy to make. Kids loved it with the decoration cut outs. Awesome recipe, will be making again! I sent you an email a few days of you and haven’t herd back. What do you think? Were a total hit! I can’t wait to try it. Yay! And glad you’re with me on expectations! My non-vegan mom loved it. Made with kids last night, they couldn’t help bit grab tiny handfuls of dough when we finished mixing. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? I would have taken a picture as they were all decorated beautifully but they were so delicious whole family ate them! I used King Arther’s Measure for Measure flour. Thank you. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I made these cookies last night and they are AMAZING! xo, First time trying sugar cookies. xo. Only 8-10 minutes (and I kinda prefer them slightly underbaked :). Many thanks!! I’m curious as to how much it would change the texture. Thank you! I will make them again for my DF daughter (well, and all of us)! Thank you, I just tried this recipe with banana puree and it worked out great! I used gluten-free flour bend, subbed chia “egg” for applesauce, and added dairy-free chocolate chips. 1. We loved your pumpkin sugar cookies! Thanks for a great and easy recipe! Not sure what happened, Leanne! Overall, these cookies are wonderful and I plan to make double the amount to freeze half the dough for later. Merry Christmas!! Hello, cookie recipe is fantastic! Made this recipe for my non vegan co workers last year and it was huge hit! We’re so glad to hear it! Have a good day! Traditionally my family has always made Scottish shortbread for our Christmas cookies, with a few festive sprinkles on top. My son is vegan and I made them for him for Christmas. This has become my go-to cookie recipie! I’ve used a few different vegan tub margarine brands for baking (including 1/2 and 1/2 with vegetable shortening in pie crusts) instead of the buttery sticks and they have turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing! I like them and I can’t even tell they are vegan. We will add vegan royal icing to our requests list! My kids and I made these tonight and they came out great. Thanks! I made these for Halloween, and followed the recipe exactly. And if so, how long? It has arrowroot listed in the ingredients but says to use in place of regular AP flour. Compensate by adding more softened butter and more powdered sugar! 1/3 cup, then scale back on the flour a little by 1/4 cup? They’re: Perfectly tender Then add vanilla (optional) and mix once more. They’re great! I rolled them smaller, a teaspoon size, flattened them but left them about a half inch thick, baked 10 minutes, and they came out nice and soft. Only problem was that my vegan butter cream with Earth Balance coagulated a little. I did make a few modifications – subbed coconut oil in place of butter, tapioca starch in place of arrowroot/corn starch, and mashed sweet potato instead of pumpkin. Hi Cherie! I have already made these twice in as many weeks. It’s my understanding that it’s typically 1 tbsp per egg but since you used 3-4 for 1 egg would it be different? I probably ate 1/3 of the dough because it wa just that good. For yellow, I used turmeric (when used in small quantities, its flavor was not detected). Softened as in, not melted, but not rock hard. Just good old fashioned cookies at your fingertips in less than 1 hour. So glad you enjoyed them! Perfect for special holidays like Valentines day! Thank you! We haven’t tried it, but if you do let us know how it turns out! My (non-vegan) cutouts are usually brittle and dry and the icing is usually too sweet. Just got finishes mixing all the ingredient’s together! This recipe was a hit! I personally dont eat palm oil due to environmental concerns, can coconut oil or something similar be used? They taste great! Thanks for the lovely review! De-thawed dragon fruit juice; not needing the Splash of almond milk. Cookie cutters come in all sorts of seasonal shapes, which makes them great for any holiday. Great texture, taste, AND they held their shape. Goodness lady do these look amazing. Love that I can satisfy that sweet tooth (yours and mine!). And I LOVE the naturally coloured dye! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Maeva. and used lemon juice with some zest for the almond milk!! Add to a tomato base soup…it’s that ingredient that makes a rich and hearty difference but you don’t know exactly what it is..freeze til you make soup. This way the icing doesn't spill over the cookie edges. Vanilla-infused You’re awesome! Can I make this recipe without brown sugar? Yes! Can you make the dough in advance and freeze? Hope this helps! If not what would your prefer other than pumpkin. These were great! The dough was delicious and easy to work with. today. They only spread a tiny bit. Let me know if you try it! I hope so :D People do think we’re going to judge their food but we never do! I’ve made them for Valentine’s Day two years in a row, coloring the icing with beets like you suggested, and they’re always a huge hit. Does corn starch or arrowroot powder yield better results? I was very nervous to use the pumpkin but they were soooo good! Followed the recipe to a T and they came out AMAZING!! Thanks! Has anyone else tried beets or other foods for dying? (He’s a very picky eater and he loved them!) And I kept the dough in the fridge 24 hours before I could get to it and it was fine/didn’t crumble. 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