Not only are these vegan stamp chocolate shortbread cookies delicious, but they are visually stunning and will be the talk of the dessert table!
When I tell you people will see these cookies and be amazed that you made them, I’m not lying. These vegan stamp chocolate shortbread cookies are visually impeccable.
And while they look beautiful, we are here to tell you that they also taste amazing.
We are using cookie stamps that we purchased at Target; however, you can find them at most craft stores too. They are some really beautiful cookie stamp designs out there.
You really can’t get much better than cookies that taste and look stunning like these, but also the recipe needs very few ingredients and is really easy to make. I mean truly, a win win for everyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions on how to make the best Vegan Stamp Chocolate Shortbread Cookies:
Can I make these Top 8 Allergen Free?
Whether you have a gluten allergy or dairy or another Top 8, you will be happy to know that you can make these completely free of top allergens.
For the vegan butter, we would recommend using a soy free vegan butter, like Earth Balance soy free in the red tub
For gluten free, we have had the best of luck with King Arthur Measure for Measure flour.
Can I make any substitutions?
Besides the substitutions above for making Top 8 Allergen free, we are frequently asked if you can make them without vegan butter or swap out the sugar for a healthy sugar source.
The answer is yes, but. Yes, you can, but the taste and texture is obviously going to differ once you start making any changes.
For the butter you could make these vegan chocolate chip cookies with applesauce by replacing in the same amount.
For the sugar, we would recommend just replacing with a coconut sugar versus something else.
Again we want to emphasis that any changes to our original recipe can affect how they turn out.
Can I prep these ahead?
Yes! Let cool completely and then leave in an air tight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
Can I freeze the dough?
Of course. Whether you want to eat the entire batch at one time or you just need a couple here and there, you can totally roll out what you need and then freeze the remaining batter in an air tight freezer container or bag
Can I refrigerate the dough until ready to use?
Absolutely! If you wanted to make the dough ahead, but not ready to make the cookies, once the ball is rolled, place back into the bowl and place in the fridge up to a week.
Are Vegan Stamp Chocolate Shortbread Cookies healthy?
When you eat a cookie like this, you release serotonin which is always a healthy thing to have happen.
This recipe does contain vegan butter and vegan sugar; however both of those could be replaced with substitutions like applesauce and coconut sugar to make healthier, although the taste and texture would differ.
Can I eat this cookie dough?
Many people believe that since there’s no eggs in the dough, that they could just eat the dough; however, flour is actually more a risk for salmonella poisoning than eggs.
For that reason, we do not recommend eating this dough.
However, we do have an edible vegan chocolate chip cookie dough that you can eat. As well as a gluten free edible vegan chocolate chip cookie dough.
What are cookie stamps?
In the most basic terms, a cookie stamp is just a cookie cutter. However, what makes cookie stamps unique is that the design is just imprinted on the top of the cookie. The design does not cut all the way through and is usually round in shape.
Where do I find cookie stamps?
You can find cookie stamps at a variety of stores. Most art supplies stores that carry baking items, like Michaels, will have them. The designs we used in the photos are from Target.
Do I have to use cookie stamps? What are the alternatives?
If you don’t have cookie stamps and don’t want to purchase any, you can use any type of holiday cookie cutter. Alternatively, you could use biscuit cutters for just round cookies or even the rim of a glass if you don’t have any of the other things mentioned!
Tips on how to make the best vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe:
We list a ton of tips above and highly recommend that you read each one if before you cook your cookies; however, if you want the short version here’s some easy tips on making the best vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe.
- Preheat the oven before you start making your dough
- Make sure to watch the video before making
- Use a cookie scoop to ensure uniform size of cookies so they bake at an even temperature.
- Don’t make substitutions unless you are aware of the changes it will make to your cookies
- Watch your cookies in the oven as all oven temperatures are different you may need to pull out your cookies earlier or leave longer
What are other awesome vegan cookie ideas that I should make?
Whether you are doing a cookie exchange or you just want to switch up and make a new vegan cookie recipe, we have you covered.
We have over a dozen vegan cookie recipes that you can find when you click on our best vegan cookie recipes roundup.
We have everything from the salted caramel cookies you see above, as well as things like:
- vegan snickerdoodles
- vegan classic sugar cookies
- vegan peanut butter cookies
- vegan oatmeal cookies
- and more!
Just click here.
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Vegan Stamp Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
- Prep a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, add the ground flax seed and water together. Set aside. (This makes flax egg)
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar for at least 4 minutes. Add in the flax egg and vanilla. Blend just until combined, scraping down sides if needed.
- Sift in remaining ingredients and mix just until combined. About 30-60 seconds. It will be a thick dough, do not overmix. Roll into a ball.
- Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Use stamps to cut out cookies (can also use cookie cutters or biscuit cutters if desired.
- Place on prepared baking tray. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. While waiting, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.
- Optional. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or glaze.