This is my famous bakery style vegan spritz cookie recipe that I shared many years ago
Now adapted to be egg and dairy free but the taste has never been better!!
Vegan Spritz Cookies adorned with whatever you love the most, nuts, sprinkles and chocolate make these little spritz cookies so festive!
This one recipe will make a variety of shapes and flavors just by changing the pastry nozzle and whatever you are dipping them into!
No more worries with this one amazing recipe for dozens of varieties of cookies in no time at all.
Even make your own homemade sprinkles that would be great for these cookies!
It’s difficult to say how much this recipe yields because depending on how big or small you pipe your shapes, your total count will vary.
But definitely make the whole recipe as listed below because trust me you will be eating a good portion of them before the party even starts!
Notes for Success:
Any egg replacer of your choice is fine here, I have used flax meal and other proprietary blends (like bobs red mill)
Aquafaba yields great results or a combination of flax meal and aquafaba for super flax egg!
This recipe is really versatile with the egg replacer of your choice
A few commenters say their cookies took significantly less time than my recommended 22 minutes!
One person said hers were done and perfect in 8 minutes!!!
This can be due to varying and I do not use the convection setting here, not to mention the cookie sizes.
I typically pipe mine quite large, as you can see in the video visual below
And I suspect most people are making them much smaller than me.
With all that being said, I have found that the cookies will certainly be “done” and starting to get golden on edges at around 12 minutes
But the insides were slightly chewy and almost still raw looking after cooling.
So I have always left mine in the oven for closer to the 20 minute mark to ensure they stay crispy even after days in storage!
Additionally a double sheet pan will help insulate and prevent over browning on the bottoms.
Some people have complained that their cookies spread too much in the oven loosing their shape
Spreading can also be caused by over creaming the batter.
Just about 3-5 minutes on high will get it to light and fluffy.
Refrigerating the piped dough on the pans before baking, this can help keep their shape
However the dough is normally very stiff but it is definitely pipe able as you see in my video.
The longer it sits the flour absorbs into the dough it tends to get stiffer.
If you find this to be the case you can put it back on the mixer and drizzle in a tablespoon or three of plant milk to loosen it up
One viewer noted it was impossible for the dough to release from the cookie press and I think this will be alleviated by adding more plant milk to loosen the dough
- Vegan Butter or Shortening 1 cup (226g)
- Granulated Sugar 1 cup (200g)
- Egg Replacer 2 teaspoons (4.8g) **se notes above
- Plant Milk 5 Tablespoons (75ml)
- Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoon (10ml)
- All Purpose Flour 2½ cups (312g)
- Baking Powder ½ teaspoon
- Salt ½ teaspoon
For the Decorations:
- Use whatever you like for filling and dipping the cookies!
- Cream the vegan butter or shortening and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy about 3 minutes.
- Combine the vanilla extract with the room temperature plant milk and then add it to the creaming mixture 1 Tbs at a time, but using only 3 Tbs. The rest goes in last.
- Be sure to stop and scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl for an even mix.
- Add the sifted flour, salt, plant based egg egg replacer and baking powder by the heaping spoonful in about 4-5 additions while mixing on low speed.
- Once the flour is incorporated, add the rest of the plant milk
- Mix on high speed for about 10 seconds to develop the dough.
- With your with the #826 tip or with a cookie press pipe the dough onto a parchment lined sheet pan spaced about 1 inch apart.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F for about 20-22 minutes ** See note above! or until the cookies are medium browned on the edges. I find that the vegan version of spritz cookies take longer to bake for a crispy cookie than non vegan spritz cookies, so be sure to bake them a few minutes longer than lightly golden
- Cool completely and fill with jams, vegan chocolates, vegan ganaches, vegan buttercream or your choice of fillings and then dip in nuts, sprinkles of your choice.
Cookies will stay fresh for several weeks in an airtight container
You can freeze the cookie shells, but I do not recommend to freeze the sandwiched cookies once they are filled and adorned.
(The thawing will cause condensation which is not great for chocolate and could cause bleeding of the colors of the sprinkles)