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Chewy Sugar Cookies [Vegan]

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Generally, when you think of sugar cookies, your brain is transported to memories filled with mountains of cookie cutters and sanding sugar. I’m not into that kind of sugar cookie. They’re too tedious. In my kitchen, those are to be reserved solely for holiday cookie baking extravaganzas.

My preference? The Mrs. Field’s-esque crunchy on the edge, chewy in the middle, rainbow sprinkle-laden kind of sugar cookie.
And that’s what we’ve got here, folks.

Chewy Sugar Cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain soy yogurt (or vegan sour cream)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter (or margarine), melted
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles (optional)


  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, yogurt, cornstarch, melted butter, oil, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir to combine.
  4. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Roll cookie dough into balls and flatten slightly.
  7. If desired, press one side into sprinkles before placing on your cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown. Let cool five minutes on cookie sheets before moving to a cooling rack.




Danie Feld is a college student with a passion for cookies, granola, vintage buttons, and nail polish. When she’s not busy being a theatre major, she spends most of her free time experimenting with new vegan recipes while listening to Ella Fitzgerald. Find out more about Danie and her DIY adventures on her blog, [a few good things].



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3 comments on “Chewy Sugar Cookies [Vegan]”

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3 Months Ago

I was reading thru this and this recipe is not really vegan....white sugar is processed with bone char from animal bones...i would use organic coconut sugar instead and it will deepen the flavor.

1 Years Ago

I made these and they are so delicious! I am wondering if theres a way I could make them less fattening (and still vegan)... Is the oil used in place of an egg? If so, I was thinking of using a flax egg instead of the oil. I\'m curious what you think would work best.

5 Years Ago

These look so yumful and will make my nephew superhappy! I checked out Danie's blog...she's got more amazing recipes like Vegan Blueberry Muffins that I must make! Many thanks for sharing...Cheers!

27 Jan 2015

Sprinkles aren\'t always vegan. Most contain confectioner\'s glaze, which comes from bugs. :-(

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