Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make and decorate vegan sugar cookies this holiday season. With ingredients like plant-based butter and banana, these cookies are a real treat!


vegan butter white sugar banana vanilla extract maple extract non-dairy milk

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flour baking powder baking soda cornstarch salt sprinkles

Step 1:

Slice the vegan butter into a large bowl. This makes it easier to cream the butter. With a hand mixer, beat the butter until creamy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. 

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Add the sugar, mashed banana, vanilla, maple extract (if using), and milk. Beat until fluffy and combined, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 2:

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Add 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Beat until combined. Slowly add the remaining flour and continue mixing. As it thickens, you’ll need to use a wooden spoon, and eventually, your hands.

Step 3:

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Lightly dust a sheet of wax or parchment paper with flour. Split the dough in half and place on the paper. Place another lightly floured sheet of paper on top. With a rolling pin, roll the dough until it’s about 1/8-inch thick.

Step 4:

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