Vegan Valentine’s Day Cookies

It’s time for me to bake Valentine’s Day Cookies again. This year, two of my adult children are home with us and two of my are away from home in Alberta. I am reposting from last year a recipe for a light slightly lemony flavoured Vegan Valentines Day Cookies:

I am baking cookies to send to my University aged children. One is Vegan, one is seemingly vegetarian, and the other two are hungry omnivores. As I have red coloured sugar left over from my Christmas cookie project for decoration, I am just preparing a simple sugar cookie, cutting them in heart shapes, icing with an icing sugar wash, and sprinkling on red sugar. Easy peasy – sort of.

Wilton Cookie Cutter Set from


1 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour

1/2 cup Vegan Margarine (I used Becel Vegan)

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

Icing Ingredients:

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp icing sugar

red decorating sugar to sprinkle


Mix together all ingredients in mixing bowl with electric mixer. (As the vegan margarine has a softer texture, and we want to roll and cut the batter – we use a little bit more flour in this recipe than my basic vegan cookie recipe.) Refrigerate the batter for about 1 hour, so that the batter has a firmer texture to work with.

Mix all ingredients together with mixer

Roll out the batter on parchment paper – between 2 sheets of parchment paper works best. Cut the cookies with heart shaped cookie cutters. (As I am cutting out larger cookies – I am leaving the dough a little bit thicker (about 1/3cm) and pulling the outside dough away from the cut out hearts as I go – and then re rolling the rest of the dough to cut again.

Place cut out rolled cookies on prepared cookie sheet

I made 9 – 3″by 4″ cookies with this recipe. They are a little bit thicker than normal – but I want to pack them up and send them in the mail without them breaking!

Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes

Bake the cookies on prepared cookie sheet (lined with parchment or sprayed with no-stick spray) in preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Mix together lemon juice and icing sugar to baste on the cooled cookies

Cool the cookies. Mix together lemon juice and icing sugar in a shallow bowl – brush on each cookie with a pastry brush and sprinkle on red sugar.

Paint on icing mix – then immediately sprinkle on decorating sugar
Iced and decorate cookies
Vegan Valentine Cookies
Vegan Valentine Cookies

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