11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa
Serve these vegan Christmas cookies with a glass of nut milk. | Pavel Danilyuk / Pexels

11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa

Why not give one of these 11 tasty, moreish vegan Christmas cookie recipes a try over the holiday period this year?

Christmas is often reputed as being a time of happiness—filled with family, friends, love, relaxation, and of course, food. Granted, things are a tad bit different this year. But whatever your table spread may consist of this Christmas day, cookies are as important as the vegan-friendly mulled wine (okay, maybe more).

If you’re hosting someone who is vegan or has special dietary requirements, or if you’re vegan and keen to show your guests how truly delicious eating plant-based foods can be—we strongly recommend starting with a batch of one of these 11 cookie recipes.

11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa


11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa

Indulge in these frosted eggnog cookies. | Half Full

1. Frosted Eggnog Cookies

These are probably better for the soul than nourishment for our bodies, but life’s about balance, right? We’re betting these will become the next best thing, after jugs of vegan eggnog, of course.

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2. Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe is versatile, you can make your vegan gingerbread as soft or as crunchy as you like. Perfect as a gift for friends, family, or to eat with your mid-morning coffee.

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3. Healthy Sugar Cookies

If your dream sugar cookie is soft, buttery and so melt-in-the-mouth delicious you eat the whole batch at once, this recipe ticks all your boxes. They’re free from cholesterol, low in sugar, and made using whole-grain spelt flour.

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4. Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Loaded with a hearty dose of sugar and chocolate, these make the perfect addition to those long evenings by the fire.

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5. Jam Thumbprint Cookies

A beautiful vegan take on a popular childhood favorite, made using wholesome ingredients like Kamut flour and walnuts.

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11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa

Santa will enjoy these peppermint crinkle cookies. | My Darling Vegan

6. Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

You’ll be the favored host when serving these. Made with just a touch of peppermint extract, they’re the perfect mix between a brownie and a cookie, with a crisp outside and a gooey middle.

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7. Snickerdoodles

These snickerdoodle cookies are soft, chewy, and puffy. They feature the perfect amount of crunch and cinnamon flavor with each bite.

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8. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Using bananas and cashews, this recipe makes healthy vegan-friendly cookie sandwiches that taste just like an indulgent favorite.

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9. Italian Pignoli Cookies

An Italian and Jewish staple, these tasty almond pignoli cookies are perfect for dunking in a glass of your favorite plant-based milk.

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11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa

These vegan banana pecan shortbread cookies are made with seven ingredients. | Minimalist Baker

10. Gluten-Free Banana Pecan Shortbread

Make these tasty vegan and gluten-free banana pecan shortbread cookies with just 7 ingredients. They’re nutty, sweet, and moreish. Good luck sharing.

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11. Vegan Snowball Cookies

Satisfy your Christmas cookie cravings with these snowball treats. They’re sure to be loved by the kids, Santa, and (of course) you.

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