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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. 
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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 164kcal

Ingredients

  • 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 

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Cream the vegan butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer on a low speed. 
  • Add the flax egg and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix on low. 
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, mixing it on a low speed until all the flour is incorporated. 
  • Fold in the Halloween sprinkles. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 164kcal