15 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes (and Other Treats)

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15 Christmas cookie recipes, and a few classic candies, that are all vegan-friendly.

Just like Halloween candy, there are plenty of Christmas treats that are easy to make vegan versions of at home, which means you don’t have to miss out on gingerbread, and all the other seasonal delights. And even if you’re not vegan, your vegan friends will be happy that you made them a range of tasty holiday sweets.

1. Sugar Cookies

Would it be Christmas without a round of baking out sugar cookies? Hardly. Which is why you should put these on your holiday baking list.

2. Peppermint Patties

Like a candy cane dunked in chocolate. And these ones happen to be no-bake.

3. Rum Balls

Made with walnuts, these are a creative twist on the holiday classic.

4. Thumbprint Cookies

With a center of jam, these cookies always look festive on a holiday platter, this time made with a base of roasted almonds.

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5. Muddy Buddies

Also known as puppy chow, this classic Christmas candy is a party staple that’s a sweeter version of chex mix. Make it with dark chocolate, coconut oil and a dash of cardamom for good measure and you have a sweet treat that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

6. Pfeffernusse

This German gingerbread – “pfeffernusse” translates to “pepper nuts” – is spicy and full of the rich flavor of molasses.

7. Fruitcake

While many people joke about it, this rum infused one is sure to be dense, moist and hard to pass up.

8. Soft Ginger Cookies

Big, candied ginger filled cookies paired with a hot mug of tea? You’ll never want December to end.

9. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Crinkle cookies are fun because of how they look. It’s hard not to want to bite in.


10. Raspberry Filled Butter Cookies

Essentially a tasty gluten-free and vegan shortbread filled with raspberry jam. Yes, please.

11. Gingerbread Cookies

This mostly raw version gets all the gingerbread spices into one simple and tasty cookie.


12. Fudge

Vegan fudge? Oh yes, it can be done, and with only five ingredients you will probably be making several batches.

13. Florentines

This delicate and crispy almond cookie (which is vegan and gluten-free) is laced with chocolate and infused with orange zest.

14. Snickerdoodles

Topped with cinnamon, this a good go-to cookie that almost everyone loves, and in a vegan version, even more people will love it!

15. Raw Vegan Egg Nog

You have to have something to go with your cookies after all, right?

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Image: mnolte, Anna Brones, Jennifer BarckleyVeganBaking.net

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.