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Vegan Cranberry Sugar Cookies

These cranberry sugar cookies are easy, vegan, & PERFECT for the holiday season! Soft and sweet sugar cookie dough is mixed with chewy dried cranberries & orange zest for the best cookie!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Emily



  • Prior to making the cookies, pull out the vegan butter and allow it to warm up to room temperature so that it is soft.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Measure out the dried cranberries and roughly chop them into smaller pieces.
  • To a medium sized mixing bowl, add softened butter and both brown and white sugars.
  • Use an electric mixer to cream the butter with the sugar.
  • While the dough is still wet mix in the chopped cranberries and the optional orange zest.
  • Next, sprinkle in the flour and baking powder and mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until you have a thick cookie dough.
  • Use a cookie scoop or your hands to roll the dough into about 8-9 ball shapes.
  • Place each ball of cookie dough onto a parchment-lined sheet tray.
  • Bake in the oven at 350ºF for 10-11 minutes, until lightly golden but still soft.


  • I highly recommend finding a good quality vegan butter in stick form, as opposed to the spreadable tub butters. If the butter in the tub is all you can find, add an extra tablespoon of flour to the batter!
  • Feel free to add some simple holiday spices to this batter, such as cinnamon or nutmeg!
  • The orange zest is completely optional, the cookies taste great with or without it. If you use it, I recommend starting with a teaspoon, mixing that in with the cranberries, and then adding more if needed. Sprinkling it over the finished cookies works well too, and you could even use an orange oil in the batter!


Serving: 2 cookies | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.2g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 11.2g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.1g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 92.4mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 39.8g | Vitamin A: 0.4IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 3.2mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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