Ah, the Christmas holiday baking season! It's the time of Christmas cookie exchanges, holiday baking parties and fun family cookie making. What's a vegan to do? Don't worry. There are plenty of easy vegan Christmas cookie options to choose from. These days, everyone has a vegan neighbor, teacher or office colleague, so you'll need to include at least one vegan cookie in your tray, even if you're not vegan yourself.
Each of the vegan Christmas cookie recipes below is completely... egg-free and dairy-free, and, there's a few gluten-free vegan Christmas cookie options below, too.
Got a favorite vegan Christmas cookie recipe you'd like to see included here? Send me an email and I'll add it to the list.
Happy holidays, and enjoy!
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These are the classic holiday treats we all grew up with in the United States: Rolled out sugar cookies, cut into festive shapes (or at least stars and hearts!) and decorated with icing, sprinkles, candies or all three. Here's a few vegan versions to get the whole family baking this holiday season:
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Like anything pumpkin and also gift-giving, spice cookies are one of those Christmas traditions that really should be enjoyed year round! Most spice cookies and gingerbread cookies are easy to make, and are a pleasant flavor variation to the more usual fare, though kids might not like the stronger spice cookies, such as pfeffernusse. Enjoy!
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Yes, I know, peanut brittle is not technically a Christmas cookie, but it is a traditional holiday sweet, so it merits being included here. This simple vegan peanut brittle recipe is made in the microwave, and, peanut brittle is surprisingly quick and easy to make - just read the recipe a couple times before you start, because once you get going, you need to move quickly.
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Holiday Thumbprint Cookies
I have no idea why thumbprint cookies seem to be so popular during the holidays. Perhaps because Christmas baking should involve kids and thumbprint cookies make a good kids Christmas activity? At any rate, here's a few vegan thumbprint cookies to add to your Christmas cookie repertoire:Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Round out your plate of Christmas cookies by sticking in a few pieces of homemade vegan fudge, lightly dusted with red and green sprinkles or finely crushes candy cakes. Vegan fudge is very forgiving and easy to make. Here's a few recipes to try:
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Snickerdoodles (cinnamon sugar cookies) may not be the first thing you think of when you think of vegan Christmas cookies, but they're a simple and kid-friendly cookie perfect for any occasion. Here's a few ways to make vegan snickerdoodle cookies:
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Vegan Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread is another popular Christmas cookie choice, and it's relatively easy to make it vegan. Here's a few options. Need some variety? Add chocolate chips!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Even more vegan Christmas cookies (and other treats)
These fab vegan Christmas treats just don't fit into any one category, but they'll still look lovely on your holiday plate:
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Looking for even more vegan cookie ideas? Check out this ultimate vegan cookie recipe collection to find every cookie imaginable, including no-bake cookies, raw vegan cookies, sugar-free cookies, and plenty of more vegan cookies for Christmas or any occasion.