This collection of 28 Vegan Christmas Cookies has you covered! From thumbprint cookies to gingersnaps, sugar cookies, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect cookie recipe for the holidays!
- Vegan Christmas Cookies
- Vegan Ginger Cookies
- Vegan Shortbread Cookies
- Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
- Vegan Snowman Meringue Cookies
- Vegan Cranberry Cookies
- Vegan Matcha Cookies
- No-Bake Snowball Cookies
- Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Vegan Lemon Cookies
- Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Snickerdoodles
- Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Snowball Cookies
- Vegan Lebkuchen
- Vegan Chocolate Molasses Cookies
- Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
- Christmas Tree Matcha Cookies
- Vegan Molasses Cookies
- Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
- Vegan Crinkle Cookies
- Vegan Spritz Cookies
- Vegan Christmas Candy Cookies
- Vanilla Crescent Cookies
- Vegan Linzer Cookies
- Cinnamon Star Cookies
- Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
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.
The Christmas cookies I love must be homemade.
Vegan Christmas Cookies
Most traditional cookies aren’t vegan, but I love the 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 will make your friends swoon.
I’ve collected the most delicious and surprisingly vegan versions of classic Christmas cookies and some new and inventive cookies. Use these recipes to create beautiful cooke box gifts, share at your next cookie exchange, or simply enjoy them all for yourself! These plant-based dessert cookies are out of this world!
Vegan Ginger Cookies
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. Get the recipe: Vegan Ginger Cookies.
Vegan Shortbread Cookies
These buttery vegan shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate and dusted with peppermint are perfection in every bite! They’re perfect for the holidays or an anytime treat! Get the recipe: Vegan Shortbread Cookies.
Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
The combination of tart jam and a buttery-sweet crumb is pure bliss in every bite. Get the recipe: Vegan Thumbprint Cookies.
Vegan Snowman Meringue Cookies
These snowman-shaped cookies will be a hit at your next wintertime gathering. They are sweet, crisp, airy, and completely adorable. Get the recipe: Vegan Snowman Meringue Cookies.
Vegan Cutout Sugar Cookies
These soft and chewy vegan roll-out sugar cookies allow you to create all your favorite holiday shapes with ease! Get the recipe: Vegan Cutout Sugar Cookies.
Vegan Cranberry Cookies
These chewy vegan cranberry cookies are dotted with chopped pistachios for a red-and-green look! They are simple to make and delicious, too! Get the recipe: Vegan Cranberry Cookies.
Vegan Matcha Cookies
These soft and chewy vegan matcha cookies are perfect for the holiday season with their green hue! They go great with a Grinch-themed party. Get the recipe: Vegan Matcha Cookies.
No-Bake Snowball Cookies
These no-bake snowball cookies mix almond butter, almond flour, and coconut for a simple and healthy holiday treat. Get the recipe: No-Bake Snowball Cookies.
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
You can’t go wrong with a soft and chewy vegan oatmeal raisin cookie. These cookies are stuffed with nuts and melt in your mouth. Get the recipe: Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
Vegan Lemon Cookies
These vegan lemon cookies bring a burst of sunshine to your holiday cookie assortment. Get the recipe: Vegan Lemon Cookies.
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Bursting with pumpkin spice and real pumpkin puree, these vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, and a decadent treat! Get the recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
A simple butter cookie surrounded by cinnamon, these classic vegan snickerdoodles are everyone’s favorite. Get the recipe: Vegan Snickerdoodles.
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
These simple vegan peanut butter cookies are also gluten-free and made with almond flour. They are soft and chewy. Add a dark chocolate kiss to make them a peanut butter blossom. Get the recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies.
Vegan Chocolate Snowball Cookies
These buttery vegan chocolate snowball cookies melt in your mouth and are always a crowd-pleasing Christmas treat. Get the recipe: Vegan Chocolate Snowball Cookies.
These traditional German Christmas cookies are similar to gingerbread but are soft and cakey in texture. Get the recipe: Vegan Lebkuchen.
Vegan Chocolate Molasses Cookies
Crispy on the outside, perfectly chewy inside, and bursting with holiday flavor, these vegan chocolate molasses cookies are a twist on the classic. Get the recipe: Chocolate Molasses Cookies.
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
These chocolate thumbprint cookies are festive and taste super chocolatey. They’re perfect for cookie plates and holiday parties. Get the Recipe: Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies.
Christmas Tree Matcha Cookies
These adorable vegan match cutout cookies are made in the shape of a holiday tree with a simple sugar glaze. They’re naturally green and have a soft and chewy texture. Get the Recipe: Vegan Cutout Matcha Cookies.
Vegan Molasses Cookies
These soft and chewy vegan ginger molasses cookies are sweet and spicy with a crisp outer edge and a chewy interior. Get the recipe: Vegan Molasses Cookies.
Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are soft and chewy on the inside, with a satisfyingly crunchy exterior. They will brighten up your holiday table with cheer! Get the recipe: Christmas Sprinkle Cookies.
Vegan Crinkle Cookies
These fudgy vegan crinkle cookies are a classic holiday treat you must make this season. Get the recipe: Vegan Crinkle Cookies.
Vegan Spritz Cookies
Tender and buttery vegan spritz cookies have a hint of warm spice to make them extra nice! Get the recipe: Vegan Spritz Cookies.
Vegan Christmas Candy Cookies
They are a sweet holiday treat with a soft, chewy texture and colorful Christmas-themed candies! Get the recipe: Vegan Christmas Candy Cookies.
Vanilla Crescent Cookies
Also known as vegan vanillekipferl cookies, this traditional German cookie has a tender crumb and uses natural vanilla sugar! Get the recipe: Vanilla Crescent Cookies.
Vegan Linzer Cookies
These traditional German cookies feature raspberry or strawberry jam sandwiched between almond flour shortbread cookies. Get the recipe: Vegan Linzer Cookies.
Cinnamon Star Cookies
These German cinnamon star cookies are a gluten-free delight, perfect for the holiday season. Get the recipe: Cinnamon Star Cookies.
Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies
The spiced chai and melted chocolate make this a unique cookie you don’t want to miss! Get the recipe: Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
These vegan gingerbread cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They make perfect cutout cookies to decorate. Get the recipe: Vegan Gingerbread Cookies.
I hope you have found a few new vegan Christmas cookie recipes to try this season. You won’t be disappointed, and nobody will ever know they’re actually vegan!
Vegan Christmas Cookies (One Bowl)
- Add the room-temperature vegan butter, cane sugar, and brown sugar to a large mixing bowl. Cream together until light and fluffy using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
- Add the vanilla extract and applesauce. Beat together on high for one minute.
- Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Slowly add the flour to the butter mixture until the flour is completely incorporated.
- Cover and chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add one tablespoon scoops of the chilled dough to the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart to leave room for spreading.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes on the center rack or until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completly.
- Once cooled, spread the vegan buttercream on top of each cookie ad top with holiday sprinkles.
- Set the butter out on the counter at least an hour before you plan to start making the cookies. This way, it has time to come to room temperature.
- Be sure to chill the dough before baking. This will allow them to spread nicely.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. After that transfer to the refrigerator, or freeze.