This collection of vegan Christmas cookies are some of the easiest and best out there. Their flavor is amazing and they are gluten-free too!
Who would have thought that making both vegan and gluten-free cookies could be this amazing and simple! This collection is some of the best out there!
Whether you’re participating in a cookie exchange, or just really like cookies, I’ve got you covered! This list has a great variety of flavors and cookie styles to suit everyone’s taste- and bonus, they’re all vegan!
Our Favorite Easy Christmas Cookies
These Snickerdoodles are not only vegan but gluten free! They’re so delicious and they have that signature tang and soft chewy texture everyone loves!
These thumbprint cookies are vegan and gluten free are are so easy to make! A few simple ingredients is all you need for these yummy and versatile cookies!
Melomakaronas are Greek Christmas cookies. I grew up eating them and they bring back so many fond memories! I’ve created a vegan and gluten free version that brings me back to my childhood.
Another Greek cookie recipe! These kourabiedes are butter cookies, which I know what you may be thinking, how can butter cookies be vegan? Well, it was a feat but I’ve managed to create a vegan and gluten free version of these traditional cookies!
Not only are these cookies chewy, rich, and delicious, they’re easily made in one bowl in just 20 minutes! The easier the better when it comes to cookies, especially during the holiday season, because who has extra time to be in the kitchen all day? (Not me!)
Soft, fluffy, and oh so chocolaty, you need these Chocolate Chip Cookies in your life! The perfect texture is achieved with whole food ingredients for a healthier option.
This classic cookie gets a vegan and gluten free makeover! I’ve included two versions. One is chewy and crispier, and the lower sugar version is softer and fluffier. No matter which you make, you’ll love the deep, rich flavor!
These healthy cookies are ready in less than 30 minutes! Inspired by Chunky Monkey, these cookies have all the best banana, nut, and chocolate flavors baked to perfection with a crispy edge and melt in your mouth middle!
One bowl, 5 ingredients, and 20 minutes is all you need to make this grain free version of a cookie favorite! I love how easy they are to make, and I love even more that I can feel good about giving them to my kids!
More Vegan Holiday Treats
I know this list is for cookie recipes, but I just couldn’t leave out these tasty treats! They’re all vegan as well, and go well with any holiday gathering. They’re also easy to give as gifts, which makes them a fun way to shake things up!
These are pure decadence, yet healthy made with whole food ingredients! Incredibly versatile, they can be served as a snack, dessert, or party treat. Best part? No oven necessary!!
My childhood was graced with the presence of my mom’s baklava, it’s seriously the BEST EVER! I’m not joking. So, I of course had to create a vegan version of this delectable treat! I’ve also included an oil free option so no one gets left out of the deliciousness!
The fresh crunch of peppermint and the rich chewiness of brownies come together in this fabulous Christmas recipe! If you can resist eating the whole batch, they make great gifts for chocolate lovers.
Because Christmas and peppermint go hand in hand, I had to include this recipe! They’re no bake and take only 5 minutes, which is always appreciated this time of year! Feed them to your family for a healthy snack, gift them to spread some cheer, or leave them out for good ‘ole St. Nick!
There’s something about truffles that seem so elegant, perfect for serving at your holiday dinners or giving out as gifts. These decadent rich treats are actually super simple to make! Plus, they’re easily customizable so have fun trying a variety of flavors!
Smooth buttery caramel, crunchy peanuts, and rich chocolate make up this candy like treat- but they’re healthy! They contain no refined sugar, nutrient filled ingredients, protein and I’ve included a fully raw option!
Tips and tricks
When doing all of your holiday baking and cheer spreading, these helpful suggestions should come in handy:
- When making cookies, for the best texture you need accuracy with the flours. Which is why I include precise weights in each recipe. If you don’t have a scale, then you can purchase this fairly inexpensive one.
- If you prefer to measure, then measure the flours by scooping your measuring cup into the flour versus spooning it into it. This is how I measured when getting my weights.
- I suggest baking cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Parchment helps crisp the cookie for that perfect outer texture.
- Substituting sugar for whole food ingredients is a great way to make desserts healthier. I love using date paste to sweeten treats, maple syrup is another fabulous option!
- For a dry sweetener, I’ve found coconut sugar works well.
- Cookies are best served fresh, but you can make your cookies ahead of time and freeze them! Just defrost them at room temp before serving or wrapping up to give as gifts.
- To give as gifts, find cute festive holiday plates and use cellophane or plastic wrap that is holiday themed. Put two pieces of the wrap under the plate in a criss cross fashion, then bring both overhead and tie it with a holiday ribbon.
Any cookie can be made vegan! As long as no animal products are used, then you are good to go. All of my recipes use vegan, whole food ingredients without sacrificing any flavor or texture!
Obviously this comes down to personal preference. I’d hate to influence anyone, so I suggest making each one for a taste test to decide!
Not necessarily, but it depends on the ingredients used. Homemade vegan cookies can be healthier if you use whole food ingredients and pay attention to labels so nothing extra sneaks in!