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Eggless Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies - it's a Christmas baking staple. I have always wanted to bake eggless sugar cookies. It has been in my "to-bake" list for years now.

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Eggless Sugar Cookies Recipe

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The Easiest Sugar Cookies Recipe Ever!
4.9 from 39 reviews
Are you a baking novice and want to impress your family/friends with homemade cookies, which look fancy and tastes "out of this world" good!? This eggless sugar cookie recipe is your best bet.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • as needed, colored sugar
Procedure:
  1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in the vinegar and vanilla extract.
  2. In another bowl combine together the flour and baking soda. Incorporate this into the creamed sugar mixture and mix well.
  3. Scoop out a tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll it into a ball and flatten into 1/4 inch thickness; sprinkle with colored sugar and place 2 inches apart (See My Notes)
  4. Bake in an oven preheated at 350F/180C, in a greased pan for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cookies cool down for a 2-3 minutes before removing it from the pan. Store it in air-tight containers once it's cooled completely.
My Notes:
  1. I felt the batter was a bit loose...not quite stiff. So decided to put it in the fridge for a while. Otherwise the cookies would spread too much. This was not mentioned in the original recipe but I did it because the dough consistency did not feel right. Initially I stored the dough in the fridge for a while (20 mins maybe) and then proceeded to roll it, flatten and sprinkled the sugar. By the time I started rolling and flattening felt that it was becoming sticky again. So put the cookie sheet in the fridge again for another 10 minutes for it to harden up a little. The cookies spread out perfectly and beautifully.
  2. I too was skeptical about vinegar in the recipe and was wondering how it will taste. When I tasted the dough, I did notice a hint of sourness, but couldn't taste it at all in the cookies. So trust me, go ahead and bake these cookies.
Taste:
  1. Like many other readers I too had a doubt if it will turn out right and boy I was in for a big surprise! These egg free sugar cookies turned out absolutely gorgeous and delicious. Not too sweet, not too crispy or not too chewy...just the perfect texture. The only change I made was to use a little extra vanilla extract then mentioned in the original recipe, which really gave the cookies a very good flavor and aroma.
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Egg Free Sugar Cookies

A couple of months back when I was browsing my favorite recipe website I was excited to find a sugar cookie recipe without eggs. I bookmarked it dutifully to bake it a little ahead of the Winter Holidays to test bake and sort of completely forgot about it.

Then one day my kids insisted that they wanted to bake with me and I couldn't find any fun recipe other than this eggless sugar cookie recipe. Once I told them the idea that they get to decorate it with colored sprinkles they were jumping in joy.

So here on-wards when it's Christmastime and you don't have to wonder how to make sugar cookies without eggs because here is your solution. Tried and taste tested by children as well as adults, a very easy to bake no egg sugar cookies.

Eggless Sugar Cookies

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136 COMMENTS

  1. Jenny Leveugle

    Just made these and they are not bad. I had no eggs and was in the mood for cookies. Once baked and warm they are delicious however you do notice a bit of the eggless part when chewing it gives off a bit of a lack of consistency but I like it!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for the feedback Jenny.

  2. Tamika

    My daughter has egg allergies my family get together every year for Christmas to have dinner and bake sugar cookies. I felt bad for my daughter because she can’t have them. I will definitely try this recipe this year. Thank you

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Tamika.

  3. Julie

    Just left a comment, meant to leave 5 stars with it!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks a bunch Julie.

  4. Julie

    Was looking for an eggless recipe since my kids love to eat the dough…this was tasty raw, and unbelievable as cookies! We all agreed that this was the best tasting sugar cookie ever. Thanks!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much Julie.

  5. Meagan

    Great recipe! I swapped out white vinegar with apple cider, for a milder sweeter flavour (which couldn’t be tasted) Added anise extract in place of vanilla, and a touch of cinnamon. Also added about a 1/4 tsp salt. And a touch of cinnamon to my sugar for on top. Fun easy recipe easy to add to or flavour!

    • Madhuram

      That’s great Meagan.

  6. Namrata cibbar

    We bake with the sugar sprinkle on the cookie …

    • Madhuram

      That’s great!

  7. Kat

    I made these cookies with my 8 year old nephew and we too tasted the sourness but they turned out perfect! We absolutely loved them.

    • Madhuram

      That’s great Kat. Thanks for the feedback.

  8. Theresa Ann Desouza

    I had no eggs or milk….. the kids wanted cookies! I came across this recipe and it saved the day!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you for the feedback Theresa.

  9. Kate

    I ran out of eggs and was inthe mood for some cookies and your website by the way is awesome

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much Kate.

  10. L R

    Can you frost them like regular sugar cookies?

    • Madhuram

      I think so LR.

  11. Rosemary

    Do you have to add the white vinegar?

    • Madhuram

      Yes

  12. Jay

    Made this today with my son. We were out of eggs and he is on a baking kick right now. He wanted to add cocoa powder to make a chocolate variety. I upped the sugar just a bit to compensate the cocoa. Baked for a solid 10mins. They came out great. He had fun using a variety of sprinkles on them.

    • Madhuram

      Wow! That’s a great idea.

  13. Kanchana

    Well the batter was so dry that I had to add about 1/2 a cup of water and the cookie in general was okay but the icing that was put on it gave it a boost

  14. Amanda

    My brother Joey has an egg allergy too and he loves these he’s always wanting to make more

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Amanda.

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  16. Sree

    Can this batter be rolled out and cut into desired shapes?

    • Madhuram

      It won’t be ok Sree. The dough consistency is not for rolled out sugar cookies.

  17. Kari McGee

    I spent the day making my favorite sugar cookie recipe for Valentines Day which has 4 eggs in it. My daughter unfortunately has an egg allergy and I needed to do something for her too and so I made this recipe as well. I used almond extract instead of the vanilla, and this recipe is every bit as tender and delicious as my good old egg cookie standby. Definitely a keeper! My daughter was prepared to dislike them (the case with many of the non egg alternatives I prepare for her) and she LOVES them. Don’t rush on chilling the dough though. That’s key for any good sugar cookie – at least an hour if not over night in my opinion…

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for the detailed feedback Kari and also for the tip about the chilling of the dough. Will keep in mind. 🙂

  18. Kathy Pomeroy

    I made these for a funeral dinner, and everyone loved them. You don’t miss the eggs! These cookies are similar to shortbread, and definitely melt in your mouth. They’re very easy to make, and are sturdy enough to decorate also. I will make them often! 🙂

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for the feedback Kathy. 🙂

  19. A Belangie

    This is a great recipe. I love that it does not need eggs. I have also tried it with adding a 1/4 cup sour cream. I cook mine for 8 minutes. They are soft and never turn hard or crispy. Very delicious.

    • Madhuram

      Good tip Belangie. Thanks. 🙂

  20. Melissa Fox

    I’m going to try this with GF flour…has anyone tried it yet?

  21. Erin

    These came out perfectly for me. I did refrigerate the dough for a good 30-45 mins then rolled and cut out cookies. First egg free sugar cookie I’ve found that works well and tastes like a sugar cookie! This food allergy mom is happy!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks a lot for trying the recipe and for the feedback, Erin.

  22. holly

    Made these exactly as written after trying a few other cookies and these are by far the best! Who knew you didn’t need eggs! Thank you!!!

    • Madhuram

      That’s great to know Holly. Thanks. 🙂

  23. Patricia Field

    I make them a little bigger so they take about 15 minutes to bake. I do not roll them up or out. I put half an ice-cream scoop on parchment paper. 12 scoops. Then I put parchment paper over the cookies and flatten them all with a spatula. I removed the parchment paper and sprinkled the cookies with sprinkles. That cuts out the sticky problem. Of course, if you use cookie cutters, you will have to chill the dough.

    • Madhuram

      That’s a brilliant idea! 🙂

  24. Sue

    Mine were delicious, how ever they spread out a lot. I will make them smaller next time and not flatten them out to thin.

  25. Gay Winterringer

    What was the recipe before the egg replacement? Did the vinegar and baking soda replace the eggs?

    Thanks
    Gay

    • Madhuram

      The recipe was egg free to begin with.