Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookie

Sugar cookies
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
104 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 38mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here is the classic, iconic sugar cookie—vegan and tender and with a dash of lemon to give it some zing. It can sometimes be tricky to find a recipe for vegan cookies that has the right consistency without adding tons of ingredients as substitutions, but this one is simple and unadorned. And unlike other sugar cookie recipes, this vegan sugar cookie is flavorful enough on its own; no icing is needed.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sugar + 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup vegan margarine, pre-softened
  • 1/3 cup lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup silken tofu
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, preferably fresh

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium-sized bowl.

  3. In a separate large bowl, beat together the 2/3 cup sugar, vegan margarine, and lemon zest until smooth and fluffy. Add the tofu and lemon juice and whip until well mixed, then add the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture and stir until well combined.

  5. Form dough into one-inch balls and roll into the 1/4 cup sugar until well coated. Flatten slightly and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown.

  6. Serve and enjoy.