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Softest Vegan Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Well Vegan
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Vegan


These vegan sugar cookies are everything you want in a soft, chewy dessert. With less than 10 ingredients, you’ll be amazed at how quickly they come together and how simply delicious they taste.



  • ½ cup vegan butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • ½ banana, mashed (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  1. Combine the softened vegan butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the mashed banana and vanilla and increase speed to medium-high. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes more, until the banana is fully incorporated and the batter is lump-free.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Place a fine mesh strainer over the mixing bowl and sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt into the wet ingredients. Stir batter with a wooden spoon until a soft ball of dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and freeze for 15 minutes. If the dough is too sticky to handle, put it back in the freezer for 5 minutes more.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop small, heaping tablespoon-sized pieces of the dough and roll them into balls between your hands. Drop them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart and sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar. Use the bottom of a drinking glass to slightly flatten each cookie.
  4. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are just barely beginning to turn golden. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Enjoy cookies immediately (recommended) or store in an airtight container.