These sugar cookie recipes make dairy-free and delicious treats without trans fats of margarine! There are many different recipes to cook a sugar cookie. There are thick and soft cookies, thin and crispy sugar cookies, and even frosted cookies. Tastes differ and you may find various recipes below.

Dairy Free Sugar Cookies Recipes

A blender processor is an indispensable machine for cookie dough making.

Recipe №1

Cooking tasty cookies with no butter is a hard task, especially if you wanna simple classic sugar cookie recipe. Without popular additions such as raisins, chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, or oats, the dough flavor is really important.

  • Cooking Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 6 dozen


Top 3 Dairy Free Cookies Recipes

  • 1 cup all-vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tbsp soymilk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1,5 tbsp baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt

Step-by-step Instruction:

  1. Blend sugar and shortening in a bowl until creamy.
  2. Beat in soy milk, starch, and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Mix baking powder, flour, and salt in a bowl. Make sure everything is evenly distributed. Gradually add this mixture to shortening mixture until smooth.
  4. Put the dough in plastic wrap and place in a refrigerator for 1 hour to handle easier.
  5. Roll 1/3 of dough at a time on floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness.
  6. Cut it with cookie cutters and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  7. Heat oven to 375ºF and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Bake 5 to 9 minutes or until edges lightly brown and the tops have started to crack.
  9. Let it rest for 2 minutes on baking sheet and place on a cooling rack then.
  10. Frost them, serve and decorate as you wish.

Recipe №2

If you wanna more wholesome taste, use a cup of white whole wheat flour instead of 1 cup of the all-purpose flour. If you need to make soft cookies, you need to get your ratio of fat and sugar right. These 2 ingredients impact the texture more than others.

  • Total Cooking Time: 29 minutes
  • Prep. Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 14 minutes
  • Chilling: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3 to 5 dozen (12 – 15 portions)

Nutritional Value (per 1 portion):

  • Calories – 91
  • Fat – 2g
  • Carbs – 14g
  • Protein – 3g


Top Dairy Free Cookies Recipes

  • 4 tablespoons potato starch
  • 0.7 cup sugar
  • 0.5 cup neutral-flavored oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • optional decorative sugar (turbinado or cinnamon)

Step-by-step Instruction:

  • Mix the starch, oil, sugar, and vanilla.
  • In the other bowl, mix the flour and baking powder.
  • Combine 2 mixtures and stir with a blender food processor or mixer until it is incorporated and no streaks of flour remain. Automatic blending gets air into the dough to make a softer cookie.
  • If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.
  • For Sliceable Icebox Cookies – Divide the dough into 3 parts and roll each one into a 1- to 2-inch thick log. Put them in waxed paper or parchment, and put in a freezer bag and let it rest for 60 minutes. If you wish, put turbinado, cinnamon sanding sugar on a large plate and roll the dough in it, pressing the way the sugar stick to the dough. Cut the logs into slices and put about 1 inch apart on parchment or silicone cookie sheets.
  • For Rolled Cookies – Divide the dough into 2 parts. Roll each part into a disc, put in parchment or waxed paper, and place in a freezer bag. Let it rest for 60 minutes. Roll out dough then to about 0.25 inch thick. Cut it with cookie cutters and transfer to cookie sheets, with 1 inch between cookies.
  • Bake the cookies in the oven heated 350 F for 12 – 14 minutes, or until cookies get firm and edges are lightly golden. Cool completely and store in a container at room temperature for up to 7 days.

You can also keep unbaked dough in a refrigerator for 3 days, or in a freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe №3

Soft Sugar Cookies

These soft sugar cookies are easily chewy and very easy to cook. As the recipes above, they are dairy free but at the same time, they don’t require chilling.

  • Yield: 2 dozen
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Total Cooking Time: 30 mins

What you need:

  • Electric mixer
  • Cups and spoons
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Cookie scoop


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 0,5 tsp baking soda
  • 0.25 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sugar for rolling

Step-by-step Instruction:

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F, and line 2 silicone or parchment cookie sheets.
  • Mix the flour, soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In the other bowl, cream the sugar and shortening with mixer until fluffy – about 1 minute.
  • Add the starch and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Combine 2 mixtures.
  • Form dough into balls and roll in extra sugar. Put it on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 10 – 11 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cookies rest for 5 minutes before placing them to a cooling rack.

No decorating required – just a bake and enjoy.

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