Classic Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough

Imagine the scent of sugar cookies baking in the oven. Here’s an easy recipe to make these classic cookies at home, and the decorating possibilities are endless. 

What you need:

1½ cups vegan butter
1 cup unbleached cane sugar
6 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4½ cups unbleached flour
¾ cup tapioca flour
½ teaspoon salt
Dried fruit, chopped nuts, or frosting (optional)

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Into a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, water, and vanilla until light and creamy. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to form a smooth dough. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm.
  2. On a floured work surface, roll dough to desired thickness (⅛-inch for crispy cookies or ¼-inch for soft), cut into shapes with a knife or cookie cutters, and carefully transfer with a spatula to ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Allow cookies to cool slightly before transferring to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

 

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