Like most kids Trey loves sprinkles. He often sees treats in bakeries covered with sprinkles, but they are rarely vegan. I wanted to create soft vegan sprinkle cookies that look like some of those treats. I kept these soft since most of my other sugar cookie recipes make a crisp cookie designed for decorating.
My great-aunts used to make soft sour cream cookies with sprinkles for us as kids and I was thrilled these vegan sprinkle cookies have a similar taste and texture.
Sprinkles that are not full of artificial colorings can be hard to find. I have purchased the India Tree brand at Whole Foods in the past and liked them, although they are expensive. **UPDATE – a kind reader, Paula, asked me about confectioners glaze in sprinkles. I had no idea confectioners glaze is usually not vegan. With that information I’ll be using Let’s Do Organics Sprinkles which are vegan. Thanks for the heads up Paula**
I was inspired by a recipe I saw on Sally’s Baking Addiction. It was fairly simple to veganize and the results are delicious. I’m planning to bring these to Trey’s next class party.
- ½ cup Vegan Butter, softened
- ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
- ¼ cup Soy Yogurt, unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 and ⅔ cups Flour
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
- ½ cup Sprinkles, plus more for sprinkling on top
- Cream vegan butter and sugar together. Stir in yogurt and vanilla. Set Aside.
- In a large bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cornstarch. Once combined mix liquid mixture into flour mixture. Stir completely. Add in sprinkles. Place dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out 1 Tablespoon size balls of cookie dough and place on cooking sheet. Press a few additional sprinkles on top of each ball of dough.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on baking pan and then place on cooling rack.