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Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cookies

Chewy vegan cookies with a lemon drizzle icing on top.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword vegan lemon drizzle cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 327 kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon Ground flax seeds
  • 200 g Vegan margarine (¾ cup + 1 tablespoon)
  • 150 g Caster sugar (¾ cup)
  • 100 g Soft brown sugar (½ cup)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 320 g Self-raising flour (2+½ cups)
  • Zest 1 Lemon

For the icing:

  • 130 g Icing sugar (1 cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
  • Extra Lemon zest, to top (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F (or 180°C/350°F if you're using a fan or convection oven). Line a baking tray or two with baking paper or make sure you have non-stick cookie trays to hand.

  2. Mix the ground flax seeds with 1 tablespoon of cold water and set aside for a few minutes. It will become thick and gelatinous.

  3. In a large bowl, cream the margarine, caster sugar and brown sugar together. Add the flax seed mixture and the vanilla extract. Mix well.

  4. Add the self-raising flour and stir it in. When it starts to stick together, use your hands to press it together into a dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. If it's too dry, you can add more margarine or a splash of plant-based milk.

  5. Add the lemon zest to the dough and use your hands to gently knead it in.

  6. Divide the dough into 12 equal-sized pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Press each ball into a disc shape, around 1-inch in thickness. Don't flatten them completely as they will spread out a little bit in the oven.

  7. Place the discs of dough onto your baking tray(s), leaving a few inches of space inbetween to allow for spreading. I typically bake 5-6 per tray.

  8. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes then let them cool completely before removing them from the tray.

For the lemon drizzle:

  1. Mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice to make a very runny icing. Use a small spoon to drizzle it over the cookies. Top with the extra lemon zest if using.

  2. Let the icing set fully on the cookies before enjoying.

Recipe Notes

  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Sodium 96mg4%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 3g6%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.