Vegan Christmas Cookies

Discover the very best Christmas Cookies recipes to make your holiday baking delicious, fun, and vegan! You can bake your favorite holiday treats without eggs and dairy. It’s easy, and this post will show you how.

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When you’re ready for holiday baking, having a lot of vegan Christmas cookies recipes on-hand is a must! That’s because baking is a science and vegan baking requires some adjustments to get it right.

Here you’ll find over 20 vegan Christmas cookie recipes (and treats). Use these tasty recipes as your guide for the best holiday baking. You’ll find everything from spice cookies, chocolate cookies, sugar cookies, and more!

Spice Cookies

All of these cookies are spiced to perfection, from the traditional raisin cookie to pumpkin cookies. Whether you love them soft and chewy or firm and crispy, these recipes have you covered:

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Using holiday-themed sprinkles can transform these confetti cookies into the perfect holiday cookie. The sprinkles are baked right into the cookies. Or you can make no-bake sugar cookie energy balls with sprinkles. Of course, the very traditional vegan sugar cookies decorated with colorful vegan royal icing is a must!

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Molasses is a favorite baking ingredient, especially in the fall and winter. Sure, these gingerbread cookies include ground ginger, but molasses is the star of the show!

Chocolate Cookies

You’ll love these vegan chocolate cookies, from thin mints to chocolate biscotti, and everything in between. Use this dairy-free chocolate chips guide to find the best vegan chocolate chips. You can also make your own vegan white chocolate.

Red Velvet Cookies

Red velvet is such a delightful combination of flavors. Whether you’re making a red velvet cake, cupcakes, or cookies, you’ll enjoy serving these colorful treats during the holidays.

Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

If you need gluten-free vegan Christmas cookies, you’ll love the recipes below. Of course, most of the recipes on this page can be gluten-free by using high-quality gluten-free baking flour. That way you have lots of vegan and gluten-free cookie options.

Vegan Butter Cookies

Use the finest quality vegan butter to make your butter cookies egg-free and dairy-free. You’ll love the results!

Vegan Christmas Treats

Expand your vegan holiday treats to include these tasty finger foods. They’re perfect for holiday baking, edible gifts, or simply serving for your holiday party.

Add Christmas-themed sprinkles to any of these treats to make your holidays festive, bright, and delicious.

More Vegan Christmas Desserts

Looking beyond cookies, here are some delicious vegan holiday desserts to make your celebrations extra special:

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Vegan Christmas Cookies + Vegan Thin Mint Cookies

Enjoy all these delicious vegan Christmas cookies for the holidays, including spice cookies, sugar cookies, and more! As a bonus, these vegan thin mint cookies are delicious with a chocolate coating over mint-infused chocolate shortbread cookies.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 50 cookies
Calories: 83kcal

Ingredients

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

  • ¾ cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder (natural or dutch-process)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Chocolate Topping

Instructions

For the Chocolate Shortbread Cookies:

  • In a large bowl, use a mixer to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the ground flax, cornstarch, and water. Beat again to combine. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir until well combined. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Create two large cookie dough balls and wrap each dough ball in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • When you’re ready to make the cookies, begin by preheating your oven to 350°F/175°C. Line cookie sheets with parchment and/or silpat.
  • Grab one of the dough balls and roll it out until it’s about ⅛ to ¼ inch thickness. Do this on a lightly floured surface or roll the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap (for less mess).
  • Use a small round cookie cutter (or anything with a roughly 2-inch shape) and cut the rolled dough. Place cut dough cookies on the baking tray. These cookies don't spread much so you can place them fairly close together.
  • Bake cookies for 5 to 6 minutes. You can bake them longer if you want a crispier cookie. Once cookies are done, transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Chocolate Topping:

  • Place chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl or saucepan. Heat in the microwave in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate melts. Then stir in the peppermint extract.
  • Dip each cookie in melted chocolate and use a fork to remove them, gently tapping to remove any excess chocolate. Place it on a pan covered in waxed or parchment paper. Once the pan is filled, transfer it to the fridge so the chocolate will set. Optional: Add additional drizzles of chocolate after the first coat of chocolate has set.
  • Once the chocolate has completely set, store finished cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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