Vegan Sugar Cookies


Super soft but sturdy sugar cookies with a delicious vanilla flavor. Best ones I've made yet. The cornstarch helps keep the consistency.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
30 cookies


  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance®)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • all-purpose flour for dusting


  1. Beat confectioners' sugar and margarine together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

  2. Whisk 2 1/2 cups flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and baking soda together in a separate bowl. Beat flour mixture into creamed butter mixture on medium-low speed just until dough is combined. Separate dough into 2 balls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Dust dough with flour and roll into 1/4-inch thick pieces on a work surface. Cut cookies into desired shapes using cookie cutters and arrange on a baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are just beginning to turn brown, 10 to 14 minutes. Let cookies rest on baking sheet, 5 to 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

109 Calories
5g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.