Butterless Vegan Sugar Cookies
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These lovely cookies are lightly crisp on the outside, but soft on the inside. They're made with oil, not butter, so the results are consistent.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18 cookies
Sugar Cookies
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup extra light olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage, as needed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus additional if needed, for thickening
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice or juice of choice (see post above)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Fruit for garnish (optional)
  • Sugar, for topping (optional)
Sugar Cookies
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the oil and extracts, and stir until crumbly dough forms.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk beverage and stir until a soft dough ball comes together. Add up to 1 tablespoon more milk beverage if the dough is too dry.
  5. Place the dough ball on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out to ¼-inch thickness. Using floured biscuit cutters or cookie cutters, cut out cookie shapes and move them to your prepared baking sheet. Gather any remaining scraps into a ball, and repeat this step until the dough is used up.
  6. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. They will just start to look golden. Do not overbake the cookies. Let the cookies cool completely.
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons juice, and salt until smooth. Add more juice as needed to thin the glaze. If it becomes too thin, whisk in more powdered sugar.
  2. Glaze the cookies and top with fruit and/or a pinch of sugar, if desired.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 169 Fat: 5.8g Saturated fat: .8g Carbohydrates: 28.7g Sugar: 17.9g Sodium: 119mg Fiber: .4g Protein: 1.5g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/eggless-butterless-vegan-sugar-cookies