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.
Happy holidays, and enjoy!
01 of 09
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. For a brighter variation, try lemon sugar cookies instead
02 of 09
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!
03 of 09
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.
04 of 09
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?Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
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 are a few recipes to try:
06 of 09
These chocolate crinkle cookies are perfect for the holidays.
07 of 09
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 are a few ways to make vegan snickerdoodle cookies:
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