Christmas is often reputed as being a time of happiness – filled with family, friends, love, relaxing and of course, food. At any good festive social, dinner party or get-together, food is a common must-have, especially indulgent foods.

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! Enjoy…

11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa


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 eggnog, of course.

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2. Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe is versatile depending on how soft or crunchy you like your gingerbread cookies. Perfect as a gift for friends, family and 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 – but is free of cholesterol, low in sugar and made using whole-grain flour. (For those grain-free, don’t worry, there’s a link to grain-free sugar cookies too!)

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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 veganized take on a popular childhood favourite. “The combination of aromatic almond extract and strawberry jam is a match made in heaven… Of course, the fruity, gooey middle is impossible to resist!

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6. Snickerdoodles

These cookies are soft, chewy and puffy! “Just the right amount of fluffy, just the right amount of crunch, and a cinnamon-y sugary dusting on the outside makes these just perfect.”

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7. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

For the health-conscious and just those who love a decent cookie – using bananas and cashews, this recipe makes  healthy vegan-friendly cookie sandwiches which taste just like an indulgent favourite. Now you don’t have to feel guilty about eating them all at once…

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8. Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

“Using both peppermint extract and crushed candies, these cookies have an amazing peppermint-y flavor with a nice little crunch in between fudgy chocolate-y bites.” You’ll be the favored host when serving these at a Christmas party or social.

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9. Italian Pignoli Cookies

“You may simply know these as “pignoli,” the rice almond buttery cookie with the dense, chewy center and a smattering of pine nuts” Perfect for dunking in a plant-milk of choice!

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10. Gluten-Free Banana Pecan Shortbread

“Vegan and gluten-free banana pecan shortbread cookies are made with just 7 ingredients and 1 bowl. Perfectly crisp with a slight tenderness, perfectly nutty and sweet, and perfect for gifting or taking on road trips.” – Good luck sharing these!

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11. Raw Almond Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling

If you’re into raw foods but still want to get your Christmas cookie fix, then this the recipe for you. If this isn’t insta-dessert worthy, we don’t know what is!

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