Perfectly Chewy Vegan Sugar Cookies for Christmas! Made with crushed candy canes and decorated with your favourite sprinkles or frosting. Minty, buttery, delicious and super easy to make in 1 bowl! No chilling required!
Move over Betty Crocker there’s a new vegan sugar cookie in town and it’s not the store bought Pillsbury brand either! Lol!
Oh these Vegan Sugar Cookies have to be on your must make cookies list for the holiday season! They’re so easy with only 8 ingredients and kids gobble them up! Crunchy candy cane bits right inside the sugar cookie dough. For a minty taste in every chewy bite. With your favourite sprinkles added on top before baking. Non vegans would never guess they're dairy and egg free!
My 1 and ½, 4 and 6 year old grandkids love these cookies!
This is not a cookie cutter recipe just a simple no chill, roll and drop cookie dough that bakes up to perfection in minutes. And hey if you don’t want sprinkles let them cool and add some festive frosting if that's your thing and add to your cookie platter- Bam! The texture of these cookies is very similar to my vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe. YUM!
What replaces the eggs in Vegan Sugar Cookies?
For this sugar cookie recipe I used plant milk to replace the eggs but some people use yogurt, flax eggs or apple sauce or bananas for the egg replacement.
Can I make these gluten free?
I have heard people have had success with subbing in a gluten free flour blend for all purpose flour but I have not personally tried it.
Can I make the sugar cookie dough ahead of time?
Absolutely wrap the dough in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to bake, roll into balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Let dough come to room temperature and follow recipe instructions on how to bake.
Can you freeze these sugar cookies?
The Cookies will stay fresh in an air tight container for 4-5 days, if they are frosted I recommend keeping them in the fridge and layering between wax paper. They keep in the freezer for up to a month in an air tight container or a freezer bag. Refrain from frosting the cookies before freezing.
Tips for Chewy Vegan Sugar Cookies:
- Don’t over bake! If you see brown edges they are over done
- Cool your cookies on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving so they don’t break or loose their shape!
- If icing your cookies make sure to sift your powdered sugar, nobody wants to see lumps on their frosted cookie
How do you make Vegan Sugar Cookies?
Preheat oven to 350° Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
Peel your candy canes and add them to a medium or large freezer bag. Crush the candy canes by gently wacking them with a mallet, hammer or a small pot (I use a pot). Leave some texture so you have minty crunchy bites in your cookies. Set aside.
Add the flour to the same bowl and add the salt and baking soda on top of the flour. Add the crushed candy canes. Beat with the hand mixer or a wooden spoon until combined. The mix will look crumbly, just bring the cookie dough together with your hand until it forms a ball.
Scoop out heaping spoonfuls of dough (about 2 and ½ tablespoons) and roll into balls. Makes 12 balls. Arrange cookie dough balls approximately 3 inches apart on the baking sheet. Press each ball down with the bottom of a measuring cup to about ½ inch thick. Add your favourite sprinkles to each cookie. Press down a bit so the sprinkles stick. Leave off sprinkles if using frosting.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely. For full ingredients, instructions and frosting recipe see recipe card below.
Ok let's make some Vegan Sugar Cookies! They're:
fun and festive
perfect for your Christmas cookie platter
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you? feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
Want more Vegan Holiday Cookies and Dessert Recipes? Check these out:
- Salted Caramel and Pecan Vegan Shortbread Bars
- Perfect Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies (1 Bowl)
- Nutty Vegan Chocolate Truffles
- Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Salted Caramel Vegan Chocolate Pie (No Bake)
- The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake
- The Best Vegan Carrot Cake