Vegan Christmas Cookies (Anginetti)

Vegan Christmas Cookies (Anginetti)


(updated 28th September 2020)

- Media Credit: Plantifully Based
Anginetti, aka Italian Christmas cookies, are simply delicious. If you have never had one of these you are missing out and you need to make them ASAP!
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  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup organic sugar if you don’t want to use white sugar I would suggest using something lighter in color
  • 1 ‘egg’ whatever egg replacer you like
  • 1 ½ tsp anise
  • ¼ cup plant milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup organic powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • Sprinkles of choice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a bowl cream together sugar and butter. Once creamed together and it looks like mashed potatoes add in your egg, plant milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
  • Mix together until well incorporated. Then sift your flour into the bowl. You don’t have to do this but I do think it helps the dough come together nicer. Add in baking powder as well. Mix together and then add in anise. If you want a stronger flavor add in 2 tsp. I prefer a lighter taste of the anise in the cookie so I always go on the side of less.
  • Once the dough is all mixed together scoop out 1 tbsp cookies and roll into balls.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper Bake for about 15 minutes. Or until cookies have slightly flattened and are a little springy to the touch. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before icing.
  • To make the frosting, add in all ingredients to a bowl mix well to combine. If you wan, taste a cookie and if the anise flavor isn’t coming through add in a ¼ tsp anise.
  • To ice your cookies simply dunk them into your icing and then add your sprinkles on top.
This recipe was republished with permission from Plantifully Based. Find the original recipe here
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