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Not So Sugary Vegan Sugar Cookies

Vegan or not, these cookies are just delicious

Recipe Courtesy of Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs

If you didn’t think vegan baked goods could taste good, think again. These vegan sugar cookies are a combination of subtle sweetness and a soft, chewy texture.


For the Vegan Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 Cup vegan butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/2 Cup organic cane sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 Cup unbleached all-purpose flour (save a little bit for rolling)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon non-dairy milk


For the Vegan Sugar Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add brown sugar, vanilla, applesauce, and beat for 1-2 minutes.

Mix flour, arrowroot, salt, baking soda and baking powder together, and then sift dry ingredients over butter and sugar mixture. Mix just until incorporated. Add almond milk and mix until soft dough is formed, and cover and freeze dough for 15 minutes.

Use small ice cream scoop chilled dough and roll into balls, and arrange cookies on a clean baking sheet 2 inches apart to allow for spreading.

If you’ve rolled the dough into balls, dip a glass into cane sugar and gently smash down into a disc to help them cook more evenly. Sprinkle lightly with remaining cane sugar.

Bake on the center rack for 10-12 minutes for or very slightly golden brown.

Remove from oven and let rest on pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.