Sugar cookies are a classic dessert, but here they get a seasonal twist with warm autumn spices and a decadent maple icing.

Spiced Sugar Cookies With Maple Icing [Vegan]

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  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons water


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


To Make the Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  3. Add butter and wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer on low until combined.
  4. Roll the dough with a rolling pin (or in my case a glass canister) until the dough is approximately 1/4-inch thick.
  5. Cut the dough out with cookie cutters in your desired shape.
  6. Freeze the dough for thirty minutes and remove it carefully with a spatula.
  7. Bake cookies for eight minutes until they have risen. Let them cool, using a wire rack if available.
  8. Ice when cooled.

To Make the Icing:

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot on the stove and mix.
  2. Turn the stove to medium-high and boil for one minute.
  3. Let it sit for ten minutes.
  4. Then mix in the pot with a hand mixer for 3 minutes.
  5. Use immediately.

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