Easy Vegan Lofthouse Cookies

Super soft and easy to make Vegan Lofthouse Cookies will melt-in-your-mouth. Topped with a naturally colored vegan frosting, these pillowy soft cookies will quickly become a favorite. Made gluten free, dairy free, egg free and vegan.

Vegan lofthouse cookies on a tray with a bite taken out
Vegan lofthouse cookies lined on a tray

I don’t know about you but my cookies need frosting and loads of it!

And I never stop at just frosting. As you may have noticed I love using sprinkles when I’m baking. The little pops of color are so fun and make any treat feel celebratory. It’s the little things, right?

And if you love sprinkles as much as I do, you are going to love these Vegan Birthday Cake Cookies and This Vegan Birthday Cake (aka Funfetti Cake). If those recipes aren’t enough to convince you that sprinkles need to be on every baked good, these Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Strawberry Frosting should do that trick.

Vegan lofthouse cookies with a jar of vegan buttercream frosting

Vegan Lofthouse Cookies

My vegan version of the American classic Lofthouse cookies takes just 40 minutes to make from start to finish and will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

My secret to the softest cookies ever is to cut them out thick and under bake them; about 9 minutes in the oven was the sweet spot for me.

I can’t wait for you to try these for yourself and hope you share them with all your friends this Galentine’s Day!

Vegan frosted sugar cookies lined a tray

If you are still reading this far, you definitely deserve some vegan lofthouse cookies and if you make this recipe or any other recipe from the blog, be sure to tag @peanutbutterpluschocolate on Instagram and check me out on Facebook and Pinterest!

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Happy Baking!

Vegan Lofthouse Cookies

Pillowy soft vegan lofthouse style cookies with naturally colored frosting are perfect for Valentine's Day.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, gluten free, vegan
Keyword: frosted cookies, frosting, lofthouse cookies, sugar cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Ciarra Siller


  • Mixer


  • 1/2 cup vegan butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose gluten free baking flour or all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3-5 tbsp almond milk


  • 1/2 cup vegan butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries crushed or blended
  • 3-4 cups organic powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • vegan sprinkles for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream the room temperature butter and sugars using a handheld mixer on high until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the extract and continue mixing until combined. In another bowl, stir together the gluten free baking flour (or regular all purpose), tapioca flour and baking soda until combined. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until a dry dough forms. Add in the almond milk one tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.
  • Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it's 1/2 inch in thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Try not to over bake.
  • Using a clean bowl and a handheld mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add in the freeze dried strawberries and 1/2 of the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add in the almond milk and mix until the frosting comes together. Add in the remaining powdered sugar and mix until you reach a pliable frosting consistency.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, frost each cookie and top with your favorite vegan sprinkles.


These cookies are best if stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature and 5 days in the refrigerator.

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3 years ago

These are calling my name! Love the look with the sprinkles, so perfect for the upcoming week!

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