These soft vegan sugar cookies are perfect for a dreary afternoon in the warm kitchen, any time of year. They'll impress your guests, and limit the mess.
- 1/3 cup softened unsalted vegan butter (such as Miyoko's)
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp aquafaba (juice from a can of chickpeas or light beans)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp almond extract
- 1 Tbsp coconut milk
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted vegan butter (such as Miyoko's)
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Food coloring
- Vegan sprinkles
- Preheat oven & prepare dry ingredients: preheat oven to 325 F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir gently to combine. Set aside.
Combine dry ingredients: in a large mixing bowl, beat softened unsalted vegan butter and vegetable oil with an electric hand mixer until smooth and homogenous. Add granulated sugar, powdered sugar, aquafaba, vanilla, almond extract and coconut milk and beat until combined.
Add wet ingredients: in two batches, add dry ingredients to wet, mixing in between. Form into golf ball sized scoops, and chill for at least 10 minutes.
Bake: place balls onto a lined cookie sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not flatten the dough balls - they will spread as they bake. There is a very fine line between underbaking and overbaking these cookies. They should not have any golden brown color around the edges. When they come out of the oven, the top should be barely set - if you touch the top of the cookie, it may jiggle slightly, but you shouldn’t be able to see where you touched the cookie.
Prepare frosting: using a hand mixer, beat all frosting ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl until homogenous. Add food coloring and mix until you have your desired color.
Frost cookies: once cookies have cooled completely, frost using a knife or offset spatula, then add sprinkles on top if desired. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- The frosting melts easily, so it is important to frost cookies that have cooled completely, and keep frosting away from direct sunlight.
- The frosting recipe also works with dairy ingredients.
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