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These vegan Halloween cookies are easy, to make, don't need to chill, and are a cute dairy-free Halloween treat. 

Vegan Halloween Cookies

These Halloween vegan cookies are easy, to make, don't need to chill, and are a cute dairy-free Halloween treat. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan Halloween cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 20 cookies (approx.)
Calories 164 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 1 cup vegan butter slightly softened (see note below)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons sprinkles 


  1. Make your flax egg by mixing the ground flax and water in a small bowl. Set it aside, and prep the rest of your ingredients so it has the chance to sit for 10 minutes or so.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F and move the rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat non-stick mat or parchment paper. 
  3. Cream the vegan butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer on a low speed. 
  4. Add the flax egg and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix on low. 
  5. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, mixing it on a low speed until all the flour is incorporated. 
  7. Fold in the Halloween sprinkles. 
  8. Gently roll the dough into 1.5" balls. Place the balls at least a couple of inches apart (cookies will spread) on the baking sheet. I bake two batches. Bake for 11-12 minutes. 
  9. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and then transfer them to an airtight container as soon as they've cooled a bit so they remain nice and soft. 

Recipe Notes

  • I use vegan buttery sticks (2 of them to make 1 cup). I like to let the vegan butter sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes prior to making this recipe. You don't want it to sit too long - it softens much faster than normal butter.
  • I used ground brown flaxseed, but you could also use the golden variety. I also sometimes see it labeled as "milled flaxseed" and "flaxseed meal".
  • Not all brands of sprinkles are vegan-friendly, so be sure to check if that's a concern.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Halloween Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 164
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.