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This collection of 31 vegan Christmas cookies has you covered! From thumbprint cookies to gingersnaps, sugar cookies and more, you’re sure to find the perfect recipe for the holidays!
Along with hot chocolate, Christmas lights, and Hallmark movies, Christmas cookies are among my favorite things during the holidays.
Finding fantastic vegan Christmas cookies is like opening a big box with a shiny bow on Christmas morning. I get giddy like a little kid!
The Christmas cookies I love have to be homemade, not the kind you get in the box from the store.
My favorite part is inviting the kids in the kitchen with me. We make a huge mess, but we end up with some pretty amazing treats that my boys are excited to share.
I make Christmas cookies to give as a hostess gift when I go to a holiday party. I also make them to drop off to our neighbors, friends, and colleagues as a way of spreading Christmas cheer.
But the ultimate fun when it comes to Christmas cookies for me is the traditional cookie exchange.
Most traditional cookies that are exchanged aren’t vegan or gluten-free, but I love the cookie exchange because I get to show off how amazing and delicious vegan Christmas cookies can be.
It’s my way of impressing my friends and family. I also always include a recipe card so they can make them again at home.
If you’re vegan and attending a cookie exchange, you might not be able to eat all of the cookies unless it’s a strictly vegan cookie exchange, but you can bring a fantastic cookie that’s going to make your friends swoon.
I’ve collected 24 of the most delicious and surprisingly vegan versions of classic Christmas cookies along with some new and inventive cookies to try from the very best vegan food bloggers.
These cookies are sure to impress at your next cookie exchange or fill Santa’s belly with some vegan goodness. These plant-based dessert cookies are out of this world!
Vegan Christmas Cookies
Vegan Ginger Cookies by Keeping the Peas
These holiday vegan ginger cookies are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and molasses. Spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, they’re full of the warm spices of the season.
Vegan Peppermint Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
These buttery vegan shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate and dusted with peppermint are simply perfection in every bite! They’re perfect for the holidays, or an anytime treat!
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies by Yummy Mummy
The best classic vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe that taste just like they are from a bakery. These easy one-bowl vegan chocolate chip cookies are easy to make gluten-free and are done in under 30 minutes! Please note this post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission when you shop through them.
Vegan No Bake Eskimo Cookies by The Fit Cookie
One of my favorite family cookies we made around the holidays, made vegan and gluten free: Chocolate No Bake Cookies! These are a favorite around our house and so addicting.
Vegan Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by Baked by Clo
These cookies are perfect paired with some hot tea or as an on-the-go snack and I even think they’d make an excellent edible gift.
Gluten Free Almond Biscotti by Yummy Mummy
Classic almond biscotti, or cantucci, made natural and gluten-free thanks to almond flour. Gluten-free biscotti are wonderful dunked in coffee or given as a holiday gift.
Keto Vegan Pumpkin Cookies by Diabetes Strong
Keto pumpkin cookies are perfect for when you want a delicious cookie without any sugar! They’re quick and easy to prepare and taste absolutely fantastic too!
Vegan Thumbprint Cookies by Vegan Huggs
The combination of tart jam and a buttery-sweet crumb is pure bliss in every bite.
Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by The Fit Cookie
Spread some cheer with the gift of baking! These Gluten Free Peppermint Cookies are the perfect way to share small acts of kindness to brighten someone’s day.
Snowmen Vegan Meringue Cookies by 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 Gluten Free Gingersnaps by Dairy Free for Baby
These vegan gluten free gingersnaps are the ultimate holiday cookie recipe! You’ll get that lovely combination of sweetness with a little spice from the ginger in these delicious chewy cookies.
Vegan Keto Sesame Cookies by My Dainty Soul Curry
Enjoy making these super delicious, crispy Indian-cuisine inspired Vegan Keto Sesame Cookies or Sesame Digestive Cookies this Christmas.
Sugar and Spice Cookies by Fried Dandelions
Sugar and Spice Cookies are my favorite cookies in the world….and now they’re completely vegan!
Allergy Friendly Soft Roll-Out Sugar Cookies by Allergy Awesomeness
Reviews are always positive with these soft, roll out sugar cookies that are free from gluten and all the top 8 major allergens, helping anyone enjoy them this holiday season!
Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Orange Cookies by Allergy Awesomeness
Soft chocolate cookies bursting with orange flavor are a holiday cookie plate must. Gluten free and free from all major allergens, these cookies will bring a smile to almost any diet!
Chocolate Almond Biscotti by The Clever Meal
So crunchy and full of flavors, these cookies are delicious for dunking in coffee or dessert wine and perfect to give as a homemade Christmas gift.
Vegan Vanilla Crescent Cookies by Spa Bettie
The classic melt in your mouth cookie everyone loves, updated to be gluten free and vegan! A must have holiday cookie.
Sparkly Apricot Rosemary Jewels by Spa Bettie
Sparkly Apricot Rosemary Jewels – buttery shortbread topped with a bright punch of flavor – apricot jam with a festive sparkle and a hint of rosemary – holiday perfect!
Paleo No Bake Christmas Cookies by I Heart Umami
Paleo and vegan no bake Christmas Cookies taste like chocolate peanut butter cups but with no peanuts. They are low in sugar, easy to make, and freeze well.
Gluten Free Vegan Sugar Cookies by Rhian’s Recipes
These Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies are soft and chewy, slightly fluffy and covered in a rich, creamy cashew frosting. The best pretty and colorful sweet treat for the festive season! Also refined sugar free.
Gluten Free Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies by Rhian’s Recipes
These Gluten-Free Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are super easy to make, chewy and fudgy and seriously indulgent yet secretly healthy! Grain-free and refined sugar free optional.
Almond Flour Sugar Cookies by Fit As A Mama Bear
With only nine ingredients these almond flour sugar cookies are gluten free, vegan and a tasty way to celebrate!
Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies by Keeping the Peas
These are the best and easiest one bowl gluten-free vegan peanut butter cookies. They’re soft melt in your mouth delicious. Made with six simple whole food ingredients, they’re dairy free, oil free, and gluten-free.
Vegan Cranberry Cookies with Pistachios by Keeping the Peas
These chewy melt in your mouth vegan cranberry cookies with pistachios are the perfect holiday cookie. Made with almond flour, almond butter, and maple syrup they’re a gluten-free, and oil-free cookie you’ll make again and again this holiday season.
The Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies by Sun Kissed Kitchen
Deep, dark, chewy brownies with nuts, these fudgy vegan brownies are great for the holidays or any day you’re in the mood for some chocolatey goodness.
Raw Peppermint Vegan Brownies by Sun Kissed Kitchen
These healthier Raw Peppermint Vegan Brownies are made with nutrient dense ingredients and have rich chocolate and peppermint flavors. If you’re looking for a delicious treat to make this holiday, these no bake brownies are just the thing!
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Keeping the Peas
These vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are made with oats, sweetened with banana and maple syrup, and dotted with chocolate chips through a pumpkin flavored oatmeal dough.
No-Bake Vegan Snowball Cookies by Keeping the Peas
These no-bake vegan snowball cookies made with almond flour, and sugar-free coconut flakes are a healthy winter treat that are also paleo and gluten-free. They really hit the spot after you come inside from an afternoon of building a snowman!
Vegan Oatmeal Cookies by Keeping the Peas
These simple vegan oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy made with almond flour and sweetened with maple syrup. They’re a whole food plant-based gluten-free version of the classic cookie but they aren’t missing any of the sweet goodness of the original.
Chickpea Cookies by Keeping the Peas
These Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies are soft, chewy, and easy to make. With whole food plant-based ingredients they’re oil-free, refined sugar free, vegan, and gluten-free.
Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies by Keeping the Peas
These Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Stir in your favorites nuts, or even raisins to customize them to your liking.
Happy holiday baking!
Check out these other vegan desserts and round-ups!
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