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Simple Sugar Cookies [Vegan]

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Even if you think you can’t bake, you can make these. Super simple, super sweet, and super kind – everything you could possibly want from a (vegan) cookie.

Simple Sugar Cookies [Vegan]


  • 1 cup plain white flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan sunflower spread/soy butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest 1 lemon


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees celsius/345 fahrenheit.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl using a spatula or an electric whisk until it is fluffy. Stir in the vanilla extract and thoroughly mix.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and zest.
  4. Add the flour to the creamed butter and mix until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Shape into a log and wrap in cling film or foil and refrigerate for an hour or overnight.
  6. Tear off small amounts of dough and shape into balls spacing them well apart on a baking sheet, as they will spread in the oven.
  7. Bake for 15-20minutes depending on your oven. Ease them off using a palate knife – they will be a little soft still but that is fine.
  8. Allow them to cool on a rack for at least an hour before glazing – if you are glazing – otherwise they are as lovely warm as they are cooled.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.




Aine Carlin is a blogger, actress, wife and proud vegan. Originally from Derry, Northern Ireland, she currently resides in Penzance, Cornwall where she does the odd bit of acting, a whole lotta cooking and a fair amount of eating. Her other passions include photography, writing, playing her uke and all things retro. Follow her ever-evolving vegan journey and delicious cruelty-free eats, which are regularly chronicled on her beloved blog Pea Soup Eats.



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8 comments on “Simple Sugar Cookies [Vegan]”

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3 Years Ago

Beware... we checked after 8 minutes in the oven and they looked good, then made the mistake of not checking again until 15 minutes since our oven is usually a bit slow. Not just browned but dark brown and burned... The recipe looks really good - and even burned the cookies were edible - but be sure and check after 10 minutes, not 15.

Nancy Fairweather
4 Years Ago

dead link :(

MarisaCraig Lewin
4 Years Ago

Renata Halpin these ones!

Angie Rotten
4 Years Ago

sweet !

Vivi Neurotic
4 Years Ago

tried it.. perfect *o*

Sharon Hennessy
4 Years Ago

Are we getting these!

Nancy Fairweather
4 Years Ago

store up to a week HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Abi Kadabi
17 Nov 2013

RIGHT? Implying they'll even LAST that long! Haha.

Lura K Siglin Dennis
4 Years Ago

thanks..... :-)


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