Here’s a bountiful batch of vegan Christmas cookie recipes, including classics like gingerbread men, chocolatey treats, bars — everything including the stars and the moon! Including old and new traditions, this list of cookies proves that there’s nothing that can’t be made in a vegan version. The hardest part will be choosing which to try!
Thanks to the talented bloggers who took part in this round-up, and for permission to use their beautiful photos and link to their tasty sweets.
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies: From Where do You Get Your Protein, these vegan gingerbread cookies come together with simple ingredients, they’re easy-to-make, and require NO chill time! Add these cute lil’ guys to your holiday cookie tins, or spend an evening with the kids decorating gingerbread men. You won’t be able to resist their Christmas charm!
Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments: From Baked — the Blog, these vegan gingerbread cookies are not only great tasting, they can also be strung on the tree for simple holiday decor.
Hojarascas (Mexican Shortbread Cookies): From In Mama Maggie’s Kitchen, Hojarascas are Mexican shortbread cookies covered in cinnamon and sugar. Vegan, yummy, and so easy to make.
Vegan Lebkuchen: From Occasionally Eggs, Vegan lebkuchen, or traditional German spice cookies, are a common treat around Christmas. A bit like gingerbread, this lightened up version includes hazelnut flour and coconut sugar.
Vegan Spice Sugar Cookies: From Occasionally Eggs, these easy vegan spice sugar cookies are like gingerbread without molasses. Made with coconut sugar and ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a holiday worthy flavour without any hard to find ingredients.
Vegan Vanillekipferl Crescent Cookies: From Vegan on Board, Vanillekipferl are crescent shaped almond Christmas cookies from Austria. They have a wonderful texture and melt in the mouth sugar coating.
Walnut Crescent Cookies: From My Pure Plants, here’s another crescent cookie — this time made with walnuts. These will taste like a nuttier friend of a shortbread cookie. The ground walnuts give them a moister texture so they are crumbly in a melt-in-your-mouth way. And the generous dusting of the vanilla powdered sugar will lift them up.
Vegan Lace Florentine Cookies: By Hannah Kaminsky of BitterSweet Blog — “Simple, sweet, and shatteringly crisp, each elegant caramelized cookie could make a gorgeous accompaniment to fresh berry parfaits or scoops of ice cream. Smear a thick layer of chocolate between two of those dainty disks, and now you’ve suddenly got a solo showstopper on your hands.”
Pistachio Praline Linzer Cookies: Also by Hannah Kaminsky of BitterSweet Blog, it needn’t be a grand holiday, or one to remember above others, even. It just needs to be less than torturous, and adding in a bit of sweetness and good company would be a nice touch, too.
Vegan Gluten Free Maple Sugar Cookies: From Healthy Taste of Life, a sugar cookie recipe with cinnamon, walnut and maple flavor! These vegan Christmas cookies are crisp, crumbly and seriously addictive!
Gluten Free and Vegan Sugar Cookies: From There is Life After Wheat, another take on gluten-free cookies. Prepared vegan pudding is the secret to making these soft vegan sugar cookies that are also gluten free – the dough is easy to work with and they just melt in your mouth!
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies: From Vegan Yack Attack, rich chocolate cookies filled with chunks of peppermint and drizzled with vegan white chocolate.
Lasso the Moon Cookies: From Cadry’s Kitchen, before you fire up this year’s viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life, make a quick batch of Lasso the Moon cookies for snacking. These crescent moon cookies are completed with a chocolate lasso.
20-Minute Vegan Peanut Butter Blossoms: From Wow, it’s Veggie?! These vegan peanut butter blossoms are a Christmas cookie staple and they are so darn delicious!
Vegan Thumbprint Cookies: From Vegan Huggs, the combination of tart jam and a buttery-sweet crumb is pure bliss in every bite.
Jammy Star Vegan Biscuits: From The Veg Space, These pretty biscuits are a crumbly, delicious festive treat. Fun to make with kids and a pretty gift in a hamper of homemade goodies.
Vegan Snowball Cookies: From Vegan Huggs, make your holiday complete with these festive Vegan Snowball Cookies. They are light, crisp, buttery and coated in sugary heaven! Plus, they require just 7 simple ingredients and take 25 minutes to make.
Snowmen Meringue Cookies: Another from Vegan Huggs, these snowman-shaped Vegan Meringue Cookies will be a hit at your next wintertime gathering. They are sweet, crisp, airy and completely adorable!
Vegan Cookie Fries: From Planted 365, vegan cookie fries are easy to make, totally delicious, and these are also gluten-free! They’re made even better with mini-chocolate chips!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls: From A Baking Journey, these are made with 4 ingredients only, these super easy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are the most decadent bites you will ever try. And you would never guess that they’re vegan, gluten-free friendly and made with no refined sugar!
Vegan Molasses Cookies: From Be Plant Well, these soft and chewy vegan molasses cookies are sweet, spiced and crinkled! The best ever ginger molasses cookies packed with spices!
Vegan Ginger Chews: From Baked — the Blog, Chewy vegan ginger cookies, with caramel-like coconut sugar, molasses, and plenty of spices.
No-Bake Date-Nut Cookies: No flour. No sugar. Yes to tasty treats! With just a few choice ingredients, these no-bake date nut cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth, guilt-free.
Paleo Pecan Pie Bars: From Allergy Free Alaska, decadent maple syrup and sweet dates combine to make a smooth and creamy filling for a vegantake on pecan pie bars. Add some nutty chopped pecans, and a delicious almond flour shortbread crust – it’s a match made in heaven!
Gluten-Free & Raw Vegan “Snickers” Bars: Gluten free, refined sugar-free, and raw, these vegan “Snickers” bars have a number of steps but aren’t difficult to make. Definitely a recipe that’s impressive for holidays!