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Vegan Butter Cookies

  • Author: Brittany Mueller
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 30 medium cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan


These vegan butter cookies are rich and not too sweet. The texture is crisp, a little crumbly, and melt-in-your-mouth buttery.


  • 1 cup (240 grams) vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • ½ cup (120 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) aquafaba
  • 2 ½ cups (300 grams) all-purpose flour *see notes


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together vegan butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla, salt, and aquafaba to the creamed butter mixture and beat for 5 minutes.
  4. Mixing by hand, gradually add the flour. Mix until the dough is just blended. Avoid overmixing. The dough should be just firm but not stiff.
  5. Fill a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip (or a cookie press), with the cookie dough. Pipe or press the cookies onto a cool cookie sheet, leaving a little space for the cookies to spread.
  6. If desired, sprinkle cookies with coloured sanding sugar or top with a glacé cherry.
  7. Bake until the cookies are just golden-brown around the edges, about 10-13 minutes.
  8. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  9. For best texture, store vegan butter cookies lightly wrapped for 1 day before transferring to an airtight container. Freezer-friendly.


For best results, measure ingredients by weight, especially the flour.

If you don’t have a kitchen scale: Use a whisk to fluff up the top few inches of flour in its container. Use a spoon to gently spoon the fluffed flour into your measuring cup, taking care not to compact the flour. Gently level the measuring cup with a flat edge. When it’s time to add the flour, assess the consistency of the dough as you go. The dough should be slightly firm but not stiff.

Keywords: vegan butter cookies