Today I’m making Thick & Chewy Vegan Sugar Cookies!
Sugar cookies are one of those recipes that I struggled to get just right. My favourite kind of sugar cookies are the big, thick, chewy ones. Normally, these sugar cookies have a bunch of butter, sugar and eggs. However, when making vegan sugar cookies, you need to get a bit more creative to achieve that desired texture and flavour. I finally found a combination of ingredients (with two types of flours- a bit extra I know but I promise it makes the texture just right) that works amazing!
Thick & chewy vegan sugar cookies! We are going all out for this recipe- no thin, crispy, dry cookies allowed here!
1 tbsp egg replacer* + 2 tbsp water
1/2 cup vegan margarine or softened vegan butter
1/2 cup cups cane sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cups cake/pastry flour**
3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
*I use Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer
** This is important: it gives the cookies that thick & fluffy texture without drying them out. If you use only all-purpose flour they will be more like chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a small bowl or ramekin, mix together the egg replacer and water and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the vegan margarine, cane sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg replacer mixture and vanilla and stir well to combine.
Whisk together the pastry flour, all-purpose flour and baking soda. Add to wet mixture in two parts and stir to form a dough.
Roll 2 tbsp of dough into balls and space evenly on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until just starting to turn golden. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack to cool. In my experience these cookies are best in taste and texture once they have fully cooled!
Liv B is the recipe developer, video content creator, and photographer behind itslivb.com and the Liv B Youtube channel. She is the author of the best selling cookbooks Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget and Liv B's Easy Everyday. She lives and works out of her home with her husband and videographer/editor Greg, and their two dogs, Willa and Hazel.
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