Do you think you’ve gotta miss out on all the fun just because you’re vegan? Well, you definitely don’t! We’ve been on the hunt to find the best and tastiest festive vegan Christmas cookies to share with you today, trawling the internet far and wide, checking out the best and most imaginative recipe and food bloggers. And what we have come up with is a list of some pretty delicious recipes, some of which we’ve even tested ourselves.
Grab yourself a cup of tea, people. It’s time to dunk in your favourite cookie … while reading up on how to bake your next favourite vegan Christmas cookies!
21 Recipes: Vegan Christmas Cookies
1 – Vegan Sugar Cookies
If you’re looking for some cookies to make with the kids to leave out with Santa, these vegan treats might just tick all of the right boxes for you … especially when you realise that it’s going to make your entire home smell like a Christmas sugar cookie in the process!
This also makes for a fabulous gift ideas if you’ve forgotten to buy someone a present! Pop these in a tin, add a cute ribbon, and you’re basically good to go. It’s a gift made with love!
2 – Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies
These aren’t really a festive snack, as such, but as far as we’re concerned, no cookie or biscuit tin (Christmas or otherwise) is complete without a stack of chocolatey goodness like this. And judging from the comments left on the recipe’s page, it looks like these baked vegan cookies are going to go down very nicely with family and friends … if you don’t eat them all first!
Check out the recipe: Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies | It’s Liv B
3 – Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without gingerbread cookies in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Luckily for you, we’ve found a fantastic vegan gingerbread cookie recipe that means you won’t need to go without.
Simple switches for non-vegan ingredients make this one a must-see, even adding a non-dairy icing for decoration. If you check out the comments, you’ll even see the creator’s tips n’ tricks for mixing between soft and hard/crunchy cookies depending on what you prefer.
Check out the recipe: Vegan Gingerbread Cookies | Pickles n Honey
4 – Cranberry White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Bars
While we’re on the subject of all things gingerbread, we should definitely alert your attention to this absolutely delightful-sounding festive snack! And, as if these tasty treats weren’t quite good enough, they’re gluten-free too!
The recipe creator describes them as being “chewy and a little crumbly”, and that’s exactly the kind of texture we want from our Christmas gingerbready cookie bars.
5 – Vegan Danish Butter Cookies
While we’re on the subject of cookies (our favourite subject, to be honest), another biscuit must-have for the festive period is the traditional Danish butter cookie, also known as Vaniljekranse.
If you’re looking for a vegan biscuit that tastes just like the Danish butter one is meant to, we highly recommend taking a peek at this recipe. It’s got KILLER reviews, and our mouths are watering just thinking about them.
Check out the recipe: Vegan Danish Butter Cookies | Wallflower Kitchen
6 – Vegan Chocolate Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies
With a step-by-step video and a video to help you through making these festive treats, we guarantee that you’ll have them mastered in no time at all. Most of the CherryCherryBeauty den is pretty hopeless in the kitchen, to be honest, but even we were able to whip these together with relative ease … and they were delicious! Christmas just isn’t Christmas without that candy cane!
Check out the recipe: Chocolate Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies | Hot for Food Blog
7 – Vegan Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Cookies
Christmas Eve calls for vegan chocolate-covered espresso bean cookies if you’re asking for our opinion. In fact, there’s a chance that we’ll be chomping our way through these treats throughout the tiring festive season. (Because as much as we love it, Christmas is tiring and we need all the additional caffeine we can get, right?!)
In related news, there’s an awesome blog + cheat sheet on vegan egg substitutes on Connoisseurus Veg … which is also an AMAZING name for a vegan recipe website! (We haven’t spent the entire day going through the recipes at all …)
Check out the recipe: Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Cookies | Connoisseurus Veg
8 – Vegan Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Crispy cookies on the outside, but with a delicious soft centre, these vegan red velvet crinkle cookies will bring some flavour and colour to the mix for when you need it.
Plus, the house always smells delightful when you start baking.
Check out the recipe: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies | It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
9 – Vegan Sugar-Free Chocolate Cookies With Raspberries
Vegan and sugar-free, you’d think these vegan cookies would mean no fun or flavour … but that’s absolutely not the case. We’ve actually tried baking these cookies ourselves and they were DELICIOUS. We can highly recommend giving them a try if you’re into chocolate and raspberries together, which we very much are.
Check out the recipe: Sugar-Free Chocolate Cookies With Raspberries | Elephantastic Vegan
10 – Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies With Pecans
A rustic cookie with a coconut oil recipe, this one could be tweaked and adjusted many different ways to create various cookie flavour combinations for different times of year — and the recipe creator even gives you a few suggestions along with the recipe.
Check out the recipe: Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies With Pecans | Healthy Slow Cooking
11 – Soft Cocoa and Orange Cookies
If you want a cookie recipe that you probably won’t need to rush out and buy special ingredients for, this one might just be the festive recipe of choice — and with cocoa and orange nicely blended together, it’s definitely got the right flavours for the occasion.
Check out the recipe: Soft Cocoa and Orange Cookies | Vegan Sandra
12 – Cherry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Another cookie treat that can easily be baked and eaten or given as gifts at any time of the year, we’re just using Christmas as the perfect excuse to give these a try and then eat them all, one after another after another …
If you enjoy making your own almond milk (there’s a recipe for that on the site too), this is the perfect recipe to use up the almond pulp you find yourself with. What’s the point in wasting it when you could make sweet treats like this?
Check out the recipe: Cherry Almond Thumbprint Cookies | Vegan Richa
13 – Vegan Cinnamon Roll Cookies
And just before we step away from the amazing site that is Vegan Richa, we feel it’s important to draw your attention to this absolutely amazing recipe for vegan cinnamon roll cookies, perfectly finished off with a dusting of cinnamon sugar. There are even suggestions on how you can tweak them to match different times of year and their flavours … just saying.
Check out the recipe: Vegan Cinnamon Roll Cookies| Vegan Richa
14 – Vegan Pistachio, Cranberry and Rosewater Cookies
Christmas is the time to get experimental with your flavours, and what better way to start than with these nutty, fruity and floral cookies that aren’t festive in the slightest, but still absolutely deserve to be served up to snackers immediately.
They look beautiful, smell like flowers, and taste like a dream.
Check out the recipe: Vegan Pistachio, Cranberry and Rosewater Cookies | Lands and Flavors
15 – Vegan Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Cherry and chocolate go together so well, it’d be a shame to feature a list of vegan cookies without the tasty treat! We absolutely loved the way these had been tied together with bows for Valentine’s gifts, but we also think they’d be fab for Christmas gifts … or just for eating at Christmas. Or … you know, any other time of year.
15 minutes of preparation and 12 minutes of cookie; that’s all it takes for these delights to make their way to the plate on the table. Not a bad recipe to have on hand for last-minute, cookie-necessary emergencies.
Check out the recipe: Vegan Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies | The Healthy Maven
16 – Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies
It’s nice to cater for all food requirements when you’ve got the family round for Christmas dinner, and these vegan and gluten-free chocolate cut-out cookies will have both your vegan and your gluten-free relatives and friends happy at snack time. We also think that these would make great cookies for kids to decorate as gifts for the grandparents, what do you think?
Check out the recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies | An Unconventional Baker
17 – Carrot Cake Cookies
We love carrot cake and we also love cookies … vegan carrot cake cookies were bound to be a winning combination! And, just in case you’re interested, there’s actually a recipe for vegan carrot cake too. We’ve tried it, tested it, ate it too quickly to get a good photo of it. Ooops.
Check out the recipe: Carrot Cake Cookies | Namely Marly
18 – Vegan Chewy Ginger Cookies
Not exactly a festive-only treat, these chewy ginger cookies are a welcome delight at any time of year, but that ginger twang goes perfectly with a nice cup of tea after a long, hard, cold day at work! With cloves, cinnamon, and bits of ginger in there, they’re one you’ll definitely want to make again and again — all year long!
Check out the recipe: Vegan Chewy Ginger Cookies | Hot for Food Blog
19 – Vegan Cookies With Avocado
Yes, that’s right: avocado. Another of the CherryCherryBeauty writers made this recipe and said that they were a bit crispy on the outside, nice and gooey on the inside, and you’d never have guessed that they were made of avocado at all.
Check out the recipe: Vegan Cookies With Avocado | Two Peas and Their Pod
20 – Vegan Pistachio and Cranberry Cream Sandwich Cookies
I don’t know about you, but cranberries (particularly cranberry sauce) are a staple food item at my family’s Christmas table … and it’s also the item we are most likely to forget when organising Christmas day food shopping! (Hilariously, we ALWAYS have too many bags of frozen peas?!)
This recipe also came about because of a mystery ingredient box challenge, and we think the creator has done a FANTASTIC job of creating something that is festive but also can be eaten and enjoyed all year long.
Check out the recipe: Pistachio and Cranberry Cream Sandwich Cookies | Love Me Feed Me
21 – Vegan Candy Cane Cookies
Another staple for Christmastime — the humble candy cane. And with this fantastic vegan recipe, you can create candy cane cookies for everyone in your home to enjoy, after just nine minutes in the oven.
Crispy, sugary, and still with all the delicious tastes that the festive brings, including peppermint candy and almost extract, we’ve put this one on our to-bake-urgently list! (And our eat-urgently list, too.)
Check out the recipe: Vegan Candy Cane Cookies | Pickles n Honey
So … what do you think? Have you made a list of vegan Christmas cookies that you’re planning on baking and taste-testing? We want to know which one you tried first, which one ended up to be your favourite, and also your favourite vegan Christmas cookie recipe from a blogger not featured here. Share the love – throw the link below. And don’t forget to follow the lovely food bloggers featured here to find more of their delicious recipes.