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The Best Vegan Sugar Cookies {traditional ingredient recipe too}

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I'm a huge Whole Foods fan for many reasons, one of which is all of the vegetarian and vegan offerings {and the hot bar <— just being honest here, I love the hot bar}. But really Whole Foods has what I need and it's an experience to shop there. My local Encinitas store knows that the holidays can be stressful and that entertaining is an important part of celebrating the holidays.

To make this time of year easier and tastier, Whole Foods Encinitas at 687 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas CA 92024 {don't worry about parking on Coast Hwy. they have lot's of parking in the garage under the store} is having a Dressing Rehearsal Event on Thursday the 12th of December from 6-8pm.

The Dressing Rehearsal Event will help you plan for your next holiday party and will feature:

  • Beer & Wine- Holiday Favorites, pairings and samples
  • Holiday Cheese Board- how to create your own at home
  • Premier Party Dips Samplings
  • Coffee and seasonal treats

I've attended Whole Foods events in the past and they were really fun… and I left with lots of ideas to use the next time I entertained.

Whole Foods also has a holiday cheat sheet to help you create the best holiday ever!

To help celebrate the holidays and The Dressing Rehearsal Event, Whole Foods is offering one lucky reader a $50 Whole Foods Gift Card! The giveaway is at the bottom of this post. 

Learn More About Whole Foods Encinitas: Website, Facebook and Twitter

On to the recipe… I'm really excited to share with you all my Best Vegan Sugar Cookies!


Whole Foods carries everything I need to get my baking done, even vegan sugar!


The Best Vegan Sugar Cookies
{Makes 52 medium sized cookies}

If you want to make these non-vegan, just substitute traditional ingredients, like dairy milk and real butter. I've made them both ways and they are fantastic either way!


  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of vegan sugar
  • 2 tbs. of soy milk {or your favorite non dairy milk… I've used coconut and almond before. This time I used water and that works too, but it's best with vegan milk}
  • 2 egg substitutes
  • 1 tbs. of vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour {if you want them to be stronger for delicate cookie cutters you can add up to an extra 1/2 cup}


  1. Add all wet ingredients into a bowl and mix really well.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until its all combined. Don't over mix.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter or roll into balls.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees or until just starting to get a little brown in color. As soon as they look like they are turning brown take them out and let them cool on a rack.


The frosting really makes the cookies that much better! It reminds me of the frosting that you find on soft store bought sugar cookies… but without all the yucky stuff added! It's our family favorite.

The Best Vegan Butter Cream Frosting
{Makes about 2 cups}


  • 5 cups of vegan powdered sugar {give or take depending on the consistency you like your frosting}
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 5 tsp. of soy milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter {softened to room temperate}


  1. Add butter and vanilla to bowl and mix till fluffy.
  2. Add 3 cups of sugar a cup at a time and continue mixing.
  3. Add soy milk and continue mixing.
  4. Add the rest of the sugar a 1/4 cup at a time and until you reach your preferred consistency while still mixing.
  5. Add food coloring if you like and mix a bit more.


So… who wants to win a $50 Whole Foods Gift Card?
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Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. My husband introduced me to waffle cookies, a chocolate cookie made on a waffle iron and cream cheese frosting on top.

  2. I love making sugar cookies for christmas. I have never tried a vegan cookie recipe but these sure look good and so I just may give these a try! Thanks for the giveaway!

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