Vegan Christmas Butter Cookies

December 8, 2021
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is just around the corner which means it's time for Christmas cookies. I love every type of Christmas cookie and since I have gone vegan a couple of years ago I have tried to veganize as many of my childhood favorites as possible. Butter cookies were a Christmas staple at our house and they are super easy to make. To make them vegan you don't really have to change that much, just swap dairy butter with a plant-based version and you are good to go. These vegan Christmas butter cookies are quickly whipped up and give you all the holiday feels. :)
vegan butter cookies on a white plate

Vegan Christmas Butter Cookies

Recipe Type: Sweets
utensils YIELDS 20-30 cookies depending on how big you make them
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  • 200 grams Dairy-free butter
  • 310 grams Flour
  • 130 grams Confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn starch
  • 2-3 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Plant milk (I use almond or oat)
  • for decoration White sugar
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Mix all ingredients, except the white sugar and the plant milk together until they get a nice creamy texture.
  3. Add the milk slowly and only as much as you need to get the right texture. It shouldn’t bee too dry nor to liquid.
  4. Place the batter on a baking sheet and form your cookies.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool and sprinkle the sugar on top as decoration.
  7. Enjoy!

PS: You can also use some food coloring or dip half the cookie in chocolate to make it more colorful.

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Rebecca Willems
A self-described queer vegan feminist, Rebecca is also trying to live a more zero-waste and minimalist life. During her undergraduate and graduate studies she put a lot of focus on sustainability, LGBTQ+ rights and gender issues across the globe. Having lived on 5 continents in many different cultures and being an avid traveler, she loves to learn about new cultures, learn languages, and try all the amazing vegan food across the world.


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