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Vegan Sugar Cookies

Make these gluten-free sugar cookies for every holiday! This vegan sugar cookie recipe makes a ton with just a few plant-based ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword gluten free sugar cookies, vegan sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 119kcal
Author Cindy Gordon | Vegetarian Mamma


  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rolling Pin
  • 2 baking sheets
  • Cookie cutters, optional


  • 1 cup caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup vegan butter softened
  • 1 flax egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose gluten-free flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum optional, if gluten-free flour does not include it
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk if needed for dough texture


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened vegan butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the flax egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum together. Sieve flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
  • Beat until mixture starts to come together. Work with your hands until it becomes a dough. The dough will be slightly sticky, soft, and workable. If it's too dry, add almond milk 1 teaspoon at a time. If it's too wet, add more flour a tablespoon at a time.
  • Roll the dough into a ball and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • While the dough is chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets.
  • Lightly flour your surface and roll dough out to approximately 1cm thick. Cut out shapes.
  • Place cookies on lined baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool completely before decorating.



Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg