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Vegan Snowflake Sugar Cookies

These delightful treats are not only beautifully decorated but also completely plant-based, making them a perfect choice for those with dietary restrictions. The cookies are tender, buttery, and sweet, with a hint of vanilla that will transport you to a winter wonderland. So gather your loved ones, put on your apron, and let the holiday baking festivities begin!

Tasty Team
90% would make again


for 12 servings


  • ½ cup organic sugar (100 g)
  • ¾ cup refined coconut oil (150 g), solid but not cold
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 g), plus more for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk

Royal Icing

  • 3 cups organic powdered sugar (360 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • blue gel food coloring
  • sprinkles, of your choice, for decorating

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 365
  • Fat 13g
  • Carbs 59g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 40g
  • Protein 2g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and coconut oil with an electric hand mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla and salt, and stir with a rubber spatula to combine. Set aside.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder into a medium bowl.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the coconut oil mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Gradually add the non-dairy milk and stir until a crumbly dough forms. Using your hands, knead the dough into a ball.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about ¼-inch (½ cm) thick.
  8. Use snowflake cookie cutters to cut out shapes and transfer to the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Re-roll excess dough to cut out more shapes.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges .
  10. Make the royal icing: Sift the powdered sugar into a large bowl. Add the vanilla and some of the water. Whisk until smooth, adding more water as needed to reach your desired consistency.
  11. Transfer half of the icing to another bowl and add blue gel food coloring to one. Immediately transfer the icing to piping bags, or cover with plastic wrap. Do not leave the icing uncovered, as it will develop a film. If this happens, add a small amount of water and whisk to incorporate until the icing returns to your desired consistency.
  12. Decorate the cookies with the royal icing and sprinkles. Let dry completely, at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
  13. Enjoy!
  14. Don't just wing it -- plan it! Use our meal planner tool in the Tasty app. Download here.