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Vegan Brown Sugar Cookies

Megan Calipari
These Vegan Brown Sugar Cookies are super chewy and easy to make. They are full of warm brown sugar flavor and have a crisp edge with a soft interior.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 11 Cookies


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper


  • 2 tablespoon Ground Flax
  • 6 Tbsp Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Refined Coconut Oil, room temperature See Note
  • 1 ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar See Note
  • 2 tablespoon Molasses (fancy, not blackstrap) See Note
  • 2 ¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda

For Rolling

  • ½ Cup Turbinado Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350* F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine flax, water and vanilla. Stir and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine coconut oil, sugar and molasses with a wooden spoon until the mixture is well combined.
  • Add the flax egg mixture and mix well.
  • Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix until just combined.
  • Using a ¼ cup measure as a scoop, portion out 8 dough mounds onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Roll each mound between your palms to create a ball.
  • Roll each ball in turbinado sugar, then place evenly spaced, onto the baking tray.
  • Gently press the dough balls down a bit with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake in a 350* oven for 16-18 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.
  • Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.


The coconut oil should be soft but NOT completely melted.
You can substitute 1 ⅓ Cups Dark Brown Sugar for the granulated sugar and molasses combination.
Keyword Brown Sugar Cookies, Vegan Brown Sugar Cookies