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A variety of un-iced heart-shaped and flower shaped cookies atop a black cooling rack, itself on a dark green counter and surrounded by baking supplies and tools.

No-Chill, No-Spread, Vegan Rolled Sugar Cookies

Vegan sugar cookies that not only taste amazing, but that are easier to make and less expensive than any non-vegan recipe I have ever used.

Course Treats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Author Cooking on Caffeine

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 c granulated sugar vegan
  • 1/2 c margarine vegan, room temperature
  • 1/2 c vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract not imitation
  • 3 tbsp aquafaba or 1 flax egg
  • 3 1/4 c all-purpose flour

Instructions

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. 

  2. Mix sugar, margarine, and shortening just until combined. 
  3. While sugar and fats mix, sift your flour into a medium-sized bowl (optional, but helpful).

  4. Add vanilla and aquafaba (or flax egg). Mix until combined.   

  5. Add flour. Mix until combined and the dough pulls away from the bowl. You should be able to press your finger into it, leaving a perfect impression, without it sticking to you. 
  6. Lightly flour your rolling surface.
  7. Take half of the dough, form it into a disk and set it on your floured surface; cover the other half with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.
  8. Lightly flour the top of your dough, and roll it out to about 3/8” thick. Cut out your cookies with whatever cutters you desire and transfer them to a parchment paper or silicone mat lined baking sheet. 
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies no longer appear wet. 

  10. Remove the pan from the oven, and allow the cookies to rest on the pan for ten minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to come to room temperature. 
  11. Add your leftover scraps of dough to the half you covered with plastic and repeat steps 6, and 8-10. 

Recipe Notes

After the cookies are cool, store them between layers of paper towel in a sealed storage container at room temperature.  You may also freeze them this way - just be sure to allow them to thaw completely in the sealed container without opening it.  Decorate with your icing of choice or enjoy plain.