45 Fantastic Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes for Everyone

These Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes will bring everyone that holiday joy! Sugar, shortbread, gingerbread and more cookies that are dairy-, and egg-free, so the whole family can enjoy them.

 

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1. Healthy Peanut Butter Jelly Christmas Cookies (GF)

Healthy Peanut Butter Jelly Christmas Cookies (GF)
Photo: Heavenlynn Healthy

Peanut butter and jelly in a Christmas cookie? Oh yeah! Homemade chia jam sandwiched between buck wheat and peanut butter cookies are healthy holiday treats you can feel good about.

 

2. Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies
Photo: Pickles & Honey

If you’re cranking out Christmas cookies and you skip the gingerbread, people will be disappointed. These are easy and so pretty, so festive and so vegan!

 

3. Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprints 

Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprints
Photo: My Darling Vegan

Here’s a new Christmas twist on a classic cookie — Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprints. The cookie part is awesome by itself but add a puddle of eggnog cheesecake and you’ll have a very merry Christmas.

 

4. Coffee Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Coffee Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies
Photo: Sprouts and Krauts

Want some shortbread? Okay. Why not? How about coffee and hazelnut shortbread made with only six ingredients? Now you have my attention. These are de-li-cious and super easy to make.

 

5. Hazelnut Sandies

Hazelnut Sandies
Photo: My Darling Vegan

Whether you call them Hazelnut Sandies, snowballs, Mexican wedding cookies or melt-aways — it doesn’t matter. They are the quintessential easy-to-make cookie and a nutty-must at Christmastime.

 

6. Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
Photo: My Darling Vegan

Everyone has had their share of chocolate crinkle cookies but these guys are laced with peppermint. They’re extra special and extra worthy of that holiday cookie tray.

 

7. Orange Biscuits

Orange Biscuits
Photo: Susie Chef

People forget about orange-flavored treats during the holidays. These cookies give a double dose of orange. They’re sweet and buttery orange with a scrumptious orange icing kiss on top.

 

8. Boston Cream Pie Cookies

Boston Cream Pie Cookies
Photo: Pickles & Honey

Love, love, love a classic dessert transformed into a bite-sized cookie. Meet the Vegan Boston Cream Pie Cookie. All of the vanilla and chocolate ganache you ever needed condensed into a pop-in-your-mouth bite.

 

9. Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Photo: Vegan Huggs

This cookie is two wins in one. Appearance — The raspberry jam looks festive and seasonal on any holiday cookie plate. Taste — totally amazing!

 

10. Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
Photo: The Roasted Root

Prep time: 20 minutes. Cook time: 10 minutes. With minimal effort, you can be gorging on cranberry-pistachio gluten-free shortbread in a mere 30 minutes.

 

11. Chocolate Orange Cookies

Chocolate Orange Cookies
Photo: Allergy Awesomeness

“A chocolate cookie,” you’ll hear them say, as they take one off the tray. One bite and watch their eyes go wide. “Why, this cookie hides an orange flavor surprise!”

 

12. Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies

Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies
Photo: The Emotional Baker

Half cookies, half adorable little pecan pies — if you make a batch of these Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies for the holiday bake sale, they’ll all remember your name.

 

13. Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies
Photo: Broke Foodies

That time-honored combination of chocolate and mint is celebrated in this deceptively simple looking cookie. Consider making at least two batches — no one wants disappointed cookie fans.

 

14. Almond Butter Cookies

Almond Butter Cookies
Photo: Salted Plains

These are cookies you can feel good about eating. In addition to the almond butter, they are packed with nutrients thanks to the flour made from teff, that ancient and underutilized grain.

 

15. Apricot Linzer Cookies

Apricot Linzer Cookies
Photo: Resplendent Kitchen

I adore apricot in baked goods, especially in Linzer cookies. Seeing that pretty golden-orange deliciousness through the little window is like looking at an edible sunrise.

 

16. Mint Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Mint Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Photo: Brewing Happiness

What’s the best way to freak out an innocent cookie eating someone at Christmas? Make cookies that look like gingerbread men but are really mint chocolate gingerbread men.

 

17. Speculoos Cookies

Speculoos Cookies
Photo: Sarah’s Vegan Guide

Looking for homemade holiday gift ideas? Look no further. Everyone loves the seasonal spices of speculoos cookies. Why not make a bunch and boom — your holiday to-do list just got shorter.

 

18. Spiced Christmas Cookies w/ Vanilla Almond Cream

Spiced Christmas Cookies w/ Vanilla Almond Cream
Photo: Well and Full

The fastest way to give your home a Christmastime makeover is to put some warmly spiced cookies in the oven. These are those cookies. While they’re cooling, get the almond cream ready to drizzle.

 

19. Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti

Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti
Photo: Natural Girl Modern World

“What could be better than a cup of tea and a dark chocolate drizzled pumpkin biscotti?” she said, licking the chocolate drizzle off of her fingers.

 

20. Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies (paleo)

Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies (paleo)
Photo: Cotter Crunch

Who wants to settle for a regular old sugar cookie when you could have a Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookie? Like, did I even need to ask? These can be paleo and gluten-free.

 

21. Molasses Ginger Cookies

Molasses Ginger Cookies
Photo: The Full Helping

When you combine ginger and black strap molasses, a special kind of magic happens. A rich, spicy sweetness that creates irresistible holiday aroma and flavor. These chewy cookies will be an instant hit!

 

22. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Photo: My Darling Vegan

Add a little taste of the American South to your Christmas cookies by swapping out those chocolate crinkle cookies for red velvet crinkle cookies. They are pretty and festive and taste divine.

 

23. Aquafaba Amaretti Cookies

Aquafaba Amaretti Cookies
Photo: Love and Olive Oil

How can you make totally legit vegan amaretti cookies? With aquafaba, that miracle ingredient that acts just like whipped egg whites. Psst. No one tell the kids that aquafaba is chickpea juice.

 

24. Anise Spritz Cookies

Anise Spritz Cookies
Photo: Emily Kyle Nutrition

This delightful cookie is the triumphant result of the vegan-ization of a grandma’s anise spritz cookie recipe. Don’t worry — no grandmas were offended during this vegan-ization.

 

25. Peppermint Patties (gluten-free)

Peppermint Patties (gluten-free)
Photo: Veggie Balance

These homemade peppermint patties only have four ingredients and are amazingly easy to make. I may just whip up a truckload and give them out as gifts!

 

26. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Photo: Wow, It’s Veggie

White chocolate can be a little too sweet and cranberries can be a little too tart. Together, they mix it up and create total cookie harmony.

 

27. Italian Butterball Cookies

Italian Butterball Cookies
Photo: Wow, It’s Veggie

These luscious butterball cookies are accidentally vegan. How? The grandma who came up with this recipe made them vegan without even realizing it. Talk about a woman before her time!

 

28. Cookie Butter Pinwheel Cookies

Cookie Butter Pinwheel Cookies
Photo: Go Dairy-free

These pinwheel cookies are a spiral of deliciousness. Their secret ingredient? The cookie butter is key but it’s really the vegan mayonnaise that does the trick.

 

29. Oat Flour Sugar Cookies

Oat Flour Sugar Cookies
Photo: Feasting On Fruit

Cut-out sugar cookies are a holiday tradition. This version is not only vegan, it’s gluten, oil and refined sugar-free with only five ingredients. So healthy it’s almost not a cookie.

 

30. Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
Photo: Short Girl Tall Order

How do you give chocolate chip cookies a festive holiday makeover? Add dried cranberries and orange zest and then upgrade to dark chocolate. Your cookies will be ready for their close up.

 

31. Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
Photo: Veganosity

There’s something especially seasonal about pistachios and cranberries. Is it the red and the green? You’ll never regret having these nutty and fruity biscotti on hand during the holidays.

 

32. Almond Cinnamon Christmas Cookie Stars (gluten-free)

Almond Cinnamon Christmas Cookie Stars (gluten-free)
Photo: Travelling Oven

Oh no! Someone asked me to make Christmas cookies without gluten, eggs, dairy or refined sugar. This recipe saved my life! With the almonds, cinnamon and orange flavors, you’ll never miss what they don’t have.

 

33. Marzipan Almond Horns

Marzipan Almond Horns
Photo: Blooming with Flavors

Almond lovers, rejoice! Marzipan cookies covered in sliced almonds and dark chocolate will speak your language like no others have before. It’s nice to finally be understood.

 

34. Chewy Gingerbread Cookies (gluten-free)

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies (gluten-free)
Photo: Delightful Adventures

Some people don’t care for gingerbread because it can be too hard and dry. Try this gingerbread! It’s chewy and soft, so don’t try making a house with it!

 

35. ‘Stained Glass’ Sugar Cookies

'Stained Glass' Sugar Cookies
Photo: The Pretty Bee

Want everyone to be jealous of your cookie making mastery? These stained glass sugar cookies are simple to make but they look like pieces of art.

 

36. Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
Photo: Bakerita

For a modern take on a thumbprint cookie, swap out the raspberry preserves and use salted caramel instead. It’s all the rage in baking circles and for good reason — it’s great!

 

37. German Gingerbread Cookies

German Gingerbread Cookies
Photo: Ve Eat Cook Bake

This isn’t your everyday gingerbread. German gingerbread is a whole other world. Without gluten, oil or refined sugar, these cookies taste like Christmas. Did I mention they’re dipped in chocolate?

 

38. Reindeer Gingersnap Cookies

Reindeer Gingersnap Cookies
Photo: Petite Allergy Treats

Are you in charge of bringing cookies to a kid’s holiday party? These chewy gingersnaps might be the perfect choice. Super cute, easy to make and gluten-free!

 

39. Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies

Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies
Photo: Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Cut out cookies for Christmas are a must. You’ve got to make gingerbread, too. Why not do both at the same time with these lovely and simple gingerbread cut outs?

 

40. Chocolate, Almond + Orange zest Biscotti

Chocolate, Almond + Orange zest Biscotti
Photo: The Foodie Teen

Cut out cookies for Christmas are a must. You’ve got to make gingerbread, too. Why not do both at the same time with these lovely and simple gingerbread cut outs?

 

41. Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Photo: Making Thyme for Health

Mandatory holiday edict — Each man, woman and child must consume a ridiculous amount of pumpkin spiced items each holiday season. Start working on your quota with these yummy vegan cookies!

 

42. Chestnut Christmas Cookies Dipped in Pomegranate Glaze

Chestnut Christmas Cookies Dipped in Pomegranate Glaze
Photo: The Little Plantation

These are so pretty and unusual looking, they’ll make such an impression on any holiday guest. You’ll have to try one yourself, to prove that they’re not too pretty to eat.

 

43. Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread

Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread
Photo: Earthly Taste

Five ingredients, folks. That’s all it takes to make an astoundingly easy and delicious shortbread cookie that is fit for everyone from the smallest toddler to the grumpiest in-law.

 

44. Simple Butter Cookies

Simple Butter Cookies
Photo: I Love Vegan

These simple vegan butter cookies look like a million bucks. They’re piped into lovely circles which instantly gives them that swanky kind of feel. Dip them into chocolate and nuts and wow.

 

45. Chocolate Star Quinoa Cookies (GF)

Chocolate Star Quinoa Cookies (GF)
Photo: Nirvana Cakery

Everyone needs a star-shaped cookie at Christmastime. These chocolate delights are gluten-free and vegan and sport a yummy chocolate glaze sure to entice all cookie-seeking souls.

 

More yummy vegan Christmas recipes:

vegan Christmas dinner recipes

 

vegan Christmas dessert recipes

 

 

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45 Fantastic Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes for Everyone

These Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes will bring everyone joy! Sugar, shortbread, gingerbread and more cookies that are dairy-, and egg-free.
Author Kate @ The Green Loot

5 thoughts on “45 Fantastic Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes for Everyone”

  1. 5 stars
    I was having a difficult time figuring out what desserts to make this Christmas, but this collection has helped me a ton! Especially love all the gingerbread option listed!

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