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27 Vegan Christmas Cookies You’ll Want to Make this Holiday Season!

Nothing says Christmas time like baking Christmas cookies (yay yummy vegan Christmas Cookies)!

It’s always been a tradition for me to make an absolutely ridiculous amount of Christmas cookies during the holiday season!

It started when I was little. I even remember my mom putting me in charge of making most, if not all, of the Christmas cookies one year when I was a teenager. Or, was it before I was a teenager I can’t quite remember.

We’d start a week or so before Christmas to start making them, and it didn’t end at Christmas, either. I remember my mom staying up late making more cookies on Christmas eve so that we’d have plenty on Christmas day. We ate SO many cookies.

Since I’ve become a mom, I’ve slowly started to remake the Christmas cookies I loved as a child to be a bit healthy and 100% vegan for my kids, and for myself.

(My husband used to run away from any food I make that I call ‘healthy’ or ‘vegan’; luckily, he’s finally starting to eat some things I make! He was even helping me cook vegan meals when he took paternity leave after the birth of our third little girl. He helped develop this recipe.)

So, if you’re looking for healthier, vegan, possibly gluten free Christmas cookies; take a look below and enjoy!

Pssst…you’ll find two of my own recipes below- my favorites when growing up! (Just look for peanut butter balls and peanut butter blossoms, I kind of have this thing for peanut butter and chocolate, haha.)

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Festive & Traditional Christmas Cookies!! (That are VEGAN!)

Pine Needle Shortbread Cookies

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Enjoy these classic shortbread cookies! Just try not to eat them all in one day.

SNOWMEN MERINGUE COOKIES (VEGAN & GF)

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I usually opt for an easier cookie to make, but these are so adorable they are worth the time and effort you put into them. Plus, their great for impressing friends and family; just wait til you tell them they’re vegan, too! And, yes, these are egg whites free, which is why they are called vegan.

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls (Vegan)

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls
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This was my all time favorite recipe as a child; now veganized and a bit more filling. You know, to help us from eating them all at once! Even this healthy version is the first type of xmas cookie to disappear in my home.

vegan frosted sugar cookie bars

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Looking for a simple, delicious Christmas Cookie recipe? Make these Vegan Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars! Thick, chewy, and topped with smooth vegan cream cheese frosting for the perfect bite.

BUTTERY SOFT JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES

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Great as a gift, or eat them yourself; up to you!

VEGAN GINGERBREAD COOKIES

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These Shrek-inspired vegan gingerbread cookies are soft and chewy and can be made with just a handful of ingredients. They make beautiful edible gifts and are perfect for a festive snack.

Chewy Vegan Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

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Looking for a gingerbread cookie that isn’t rock hard; check out these chewy gingerbread cookies for Christmas!

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES

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Check out these gluten free and vegan molasses cookies, your kids are sure to love them! Plus, they are super healthy so you don’t even have to feel bad about feeding them cookies.

PALEO & VEGAN ALMOND BUTTER BLOSSOM COOKIES

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Peanut butter blossoms were another one of my favorites growing up. However, if you or your kids have a peanut allergy try out Laura’s peanut free recipe, so you all can still enjoy the glory of this Holiday time cookie!    

VEGAN MATCHA GREEN TEA SHORTBREAD COOKIES

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Green cookies are the perfect festive holiday cookies; seeing as how Christmas colors are red and green. Be different this holiday season and bring these Japanese cookies to your next Holiday Party!

Healthy Snickerdoodles Cookies (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

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If you’re on a special diet, vegan, gluten free, or paleo; check out this Christmas recipe as it is suitable for any of these alternative diets.

Best-Ever Walnut Vegan Biscotti Recipe

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The perfectly elegant vegan Christmas cookie is biscotti! Dip it in chocolate and crushed candy cane for the perfect holiday spirit!

COCONUT SUGAR COOKIES (VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE)

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These coconut sugar cookies are great cut-out cookies for any occasion. They are vegan, gluten free, and fun for kids to decorate!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies – Gluten Free and Vegan

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Peppermint and hot chocolate are the essence of winter holidays; combine them together in this mouth watering vegan cookie or a dessert  you’ll want to make year after year!

Chocolate Dipped Snickerdoodle Cookie Truffles (V + GF)

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A perfect allergy friendly treat from Bad to the Bowl featuring gluten free cookies and dairy free chocolate.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms
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These are my version of my moms peanut butter blossom cookies. Inspired by my husbands idea of using reese’s instead of hershey kisses. Just make sure you use vegan peanut butter cups, like Justin’s!

GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN GINGERBREAD COOKIES

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Classic gingerbread men that are vegan friendly. Go ahead and make these for your kids!

GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

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Enjoy these chocolaty cookies, whether it’s Christmas time or not! You don’t need an excuse to make these.

VEGAN CHERRY PISTACHIO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

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VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP MOLASSES CRINKLES COOKIES

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If you’re looking for more plant-based cookie recipes this Christmas, look no further! These Vegan Chocolate Chip Molasses Crinkles Cookies are ridiculously simple to make, and taste delicious!

VEGAN CARAMEL-STUFFED DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

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GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN VANILLA CUT-OUT COOKIES

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3-INGREDIENT BUTTERY SHORTBREAD COOKIES

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Super simple and kid friendly, these cookies won’t last long! Just make sure to use vegan butter, like earth balance, to keep it vegan.

SALTED CARAMEL THUMBPRINT COOKIES

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VEGAN DANISH BUTTER COOKIES

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PERFECT VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES

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Don’t you just love walking into the kitchen when Christmas cookies are baking in the oven?

Vegan Salted Cacao Thumbprint Cookies

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Vegan Salted Cacao Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect gluten free, vegan holiday cookie that will be crowd pleasing to all of your guests!

It’s such a warm and welcoming scent, that’s probably why they make sugar cookie candles. Warm up your home this year with the vegan Christmas cookies above. Don’t be afraid to try them all, if you want, and make a ridiculous amount of Christmas cookies this year, like I always do! Don’t forget to share with friends and family, especially those on specific diets such as vegan, gluten free, and paleo!

What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? Let me know in the comments!

Want to Remember these Quotes? Pin 27 Vegan Christmas Cookies You’ll Want to Make this Holiday Season! to your favorite Christmas Pinterest board!!

vegan christmas cookies for holiday season

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