Easy Vegan Christmas Sugar Cookies

These sweet vegan decorated sugar cookies are everything you want and more in a dessert, so easy to make and just perfect for Christmas.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
24 cookies


Cookie dough:

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • ¾ cup vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance®)

  • ¾ cup coconut sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon soy milk

  • vanilla extract

  • 2 drops food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Mix ground flax seed and water in a bowl; let sit until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  3. Cream vegan margarine and coconut sugar together until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add flax mixture and vanilla extract; mix until well combined. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt; mix well until a soft dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/2-inch thickness on a floured surface. Dip cookie cutter in flour, cut out cookies, and place them on the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Chill completely before adding frosting.

  6. Combine confectioners' sugar, soy milk, vanilla extract, and food coloring in a bowl. Dip cookies in frosting and place on a wire rack until frosting is set, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
5g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* 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.