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26 Best Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes

Last Updated on March 2, 2024

Vegan Chrismas cookies are essential for the holiday season and are synonymous with festive lights, joyous carols, and of course, indulgent treats.

As the snow blankets the streets and the aroma of pine fills the air, there’s nothing quite like the warmth of freshly baked holiday cookies to bring cheer to our hearts.

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For those who have embraced the vegan lifestyle, the festive season need not be devoid of these delightful treats.

Dive into this curated list of the best vegan Christmas cookie recipes, each promising a burst of flavor and the essence of the holidays.

P.S. Still looking for Holiday laidback brunchesfestive cocktails, and dessert ideas? Don’t forget to check this one out of 30 Festive and Beautiful Holiday Vegan Recipes.

Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes (Best Vegan Sweets for the Holiday)

1. Vegan Raspberry Linzer Cookies

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If you’re seeking a delightful fusion of flavors, these Vegan Raspberry Linzer Cookies are a must-try. The classic cut-out design reveals a vibrant orange center, contrasting beautifully with the rich chocolate cookie.

Perfect for interactions and sharing, they’re a treat that’s both visually appealing and delicious.

2. Snickerdoodle Cookies

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A chewy dessert that tastes like a dream. These cookies are a blend of the classic Snickerdoodle flavor with a twist. They’re not just easy to make but also have that sweetness that makes them stand out.

3. Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Imagine the taste of dried cranberries combined with vegan white chocolate in a cookie that’s chewy around the edges. These cookies are soft, crumbly, and perfect for Christmas.

The red hue of the cranberries adds a festive touch, making them a holiday cookie favorite. 

4. Vegan Butter Cookies

These are not just any cookies; they’re a blend of rich vegan butter that melts in your mouth. With a hint of aquafaba and a perfectly sweet taste, they’re a festive treat everyone will love.

Remember to keep the dough at room temperature before you divide and shape.

5. Vegan Ginger Cookies

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A holiday season without gingerbread cookies? Unthinkable! These vegan delights are chewy, and gooey, and taste like the essence of Christmas. 

Decorate with vegan icing and enjoy this holiday tradition with a cup of oatmilk macchiato

It’s a total must-have this season of giving; kids and even adults will love it.

6. Vegan Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing 

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect vegan desserts this holiday season, these sugar cookies are a must-try.

Made with a blend of flour, almond extract, light corn syrup, cane sugar, and other decadent ingredients, they’re the classic sugar cookies everyone loves.

The royal icing adds a touch of elegance, making them perfect for festive occasions.

7. Vegan Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies have a special place in the hearts of many, and these vegan versions are no exception.

With a buttery texture and a hint of dark chocolate chunks, vanilla, and cultured vegan butter, they wonderfully melt in your mouth. 

Refrigerate the dough for best results, and don’t forget to cool completely before indulging. 

8. Vegan Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies 

Add a little twist to the classic shortbread with the tang of cranberries and the crunch of almonds. These cookies are chewy around the edges and perfect for those who love a fusion of flavors.

The red from the cranberries gives them a festive look, making them a holiday favorite.

9. Iced Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

For those who love the wholesome taste of oats, these iced oatmeal cookies are a dream. Made with GF flour, they’re not just delicious but also cater to those with gluten sensitivities.

The icing adds a sweet finish, making them irresistible.

10. Vegan Chocolate Amaretti

If you’re a fan of the classic Amaretti, this vegan chocolate version will be a delightful surprise.

These chewy cookies have a rich cocoa flavor, complemented by the almond essence typical of Amaretti. They’re perfect when paired with a cup of dairy-free milk.

The best way to enjoy them? Fresh from the oven, when they’re still slightly warm. 

11. Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Combining the nutty flavor of tahini with classic chocolate chips, these cookies offer a unique taste experience. The cookie edges are perfectly crisp, while the center remains soft and chewy.

Using a hand mixer ensures the dough is well combined, leading to a perfect cookie every time. 

12. Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A festive favorite, these crinkle cookies are not just visually appealing but also packed with flavor. The powdered sugar exterior contrasts beautifully with the rich, dark chocolatey interior.

They’re a must-have in any holiday cookie roundup.

13. Spiced Vegan Christmas Cookies with Vanilla Almond Cream

As the holiday season approaches, these spiced vegan cookies are a must-try. Infused with festive spices and paired with luscious vanilla almond cream, they’re the epitome of holiday indulgence.

The best way to enjoy them is with a pumpkin latte, warming you up during those chilly winter evenings. 

14. Vegan Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Imagine the classic sugar cookies but with a delightful chocolate twist. These cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with rich cocoa flavor. Perfect for decorating or enjoying as they are, they’re a chocolate lover’s dream.

Don’t forget to let them cool on the baking sheets for the best texture. 

15. Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich

For those who adore the combination of peanut butter and cookies, this sandwich treat is a revelation. Creamy, rich, and utterly satisfying, they’re a delightful treat to enjoy with a cup of almond milk.

Give them a try, and you may also like how they quickly become a favorite. 

16. Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cookies

As the leaves turn and the air gets crisp, these Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cookies are the perfect treat to welcome autumn. With a hint of the warmth of pumpkin spices, they encapsulate the essence of the season.

Divide the dough into small portions, bake until the edges are golden, and enjoy the delightful taste of pumpkin pie in a cookie. 

17. Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These cookies definitely scream holidays too with the combination of chocolate and peppermint. They are a delightful fusion of rich cocoa and refreshing peppermint, making them a festive favorite. 

What’s the best way to enjoy them? Fresh from the oven with a glass of dairy-free milk, of course. 

18. Vegan Molasses Cookies

if you’re craving a taste of nostalgia with a modern twist, these Vegan Molasses Cookies are just the ticket. Rich with the deep flavors of molasses and perfectly spiced, they offer a chewy center and crisp edges.

The disclosure making these cookies? They’re so good; that they might just disappear in a snap! 

19. Vegan Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies

For those with a penchant for pistachios and a need for gluten-free options, these cookies are a dream come true.

Infused with a hint of cashew butter and made with love, they’re both flavorful and friendly for those with dietary restrictions. Perfect for guest interactions and sharing with loved ones. 

20. Vegan Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

The classic thumbprints get a festive twist with the flavor of eggnog in this delightful recipe. Soft, chewy, and with a creamy eggnog center, they’re the epitome of holiday indulgence without the dairy.

They’re a must-have in any holiday cookie roundup.

21. Vegan Sugar Cookies

Made with simple ingredients, these cookies are soft and easy to make. Using a cookie cutter, you can shape them into your desired festive designs.

Once baked, let them cool and decorate them with vegan glazes and sprinkles. They’re the perfect sweet and a holiday tradition you wouldn’t want to miss. 

22. Vegan Date Spice Cookies

The natural sweetness of dates combined with a blend of spices makes these cookies a unique treat. With a hint of rolled oats, dates, and all kinds of warm and cozy spices, they offer a refreshing twist to the traditional date cookie. 

They’re perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea, and you might find they disappear within 5 days!

23. Vegan Pinwheel Cookies

These pinwheel cookies are not just visually striking but also packed with flavor. The red and girl swirls give them a fruity touch, making them a favorite for both kids and adults.

They’re the perfect addition to any cookie platter and are sure to be a hit at any gathering. 

24. Vegan Brown Sugar Chai Cookies

If you’re in the mood for a cookie that’s both sweet and spiced, these Vegan Brown Sugar Chai Cookies are just the ticket. The rich brown sugar pairs beautifully with the aromatic chai spices.

It creates a cookie that’s both comforting and flavorful. 

25. Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies

Combining the earthy flavor of rosemary with classic chocolate chips, these cookies offer a unique taste experience. The hint of muscovado sugar, fresh rosemary leaves, and sea salt adds a refreshing twist, making them stand out in any cookie collection.

They’re perfect for those moments when you want a classic cookie with a gourmet touch. 

26. Rosemary Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies

Elevate your cookie game with these Rosemary Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies. The aromatic rosemary complements the rich dark chocolate, while the sprinkle of salt enhances all the flavors.

They’re the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and aromatic, making them a must-try for any cookie enthusiast. 

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 Dive into this curated list of the best vegan Christmas cookie recipes, each promising a burst of flavor and the essence of the holidays.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
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