29 Vegan Christmas Cookies You’ll Love

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Are you ready for holiday baking? Below you’ll find my very favorite vegan Christmas cookie recipes, all of which happen to be gluten-free, too!

snickerdoodles stacked on pan

Classic Christmas Cookies

Below are my favorite sugar cookies, cut-out gingerbread, chocolate crinkles, and more! They are all made without refined flour, for a healthier alternative– but you can’t tell just by tasting them.

vegan sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles

Almond Flour Sugar Cookies (Vegan & Paleo)

35 minutes
These Almond Flour Sugar Cookies are naturally gluten-free, and they taste even better than the traditional versions. Includes two frosting options!
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healthy gingerbread cookies overhead on pan

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies (Vegan & Paleo)

50 minutes
These healthy gingerbread cookies are made without white flour or refined sugar, but they taste like the real thing! Perfect for decorating.
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chocolate crinkle cookies on a pan

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

20 minutes
This Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a quick and easy recipe, without flour! They are rich and chewy, with a brownie-like flavor.
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No bake pecan snowballs on wooden plate

No-Bake Pecan Snowballs

20 minutes
Pecan Snowballs are a quick and easy no-bake cookie that remind me of Mexican Wedding Cookies. They are deceptively simple, but so good!
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cookies stacked with the inside texture showing

Almond Flour Ginger Cookies (Vegan)

10 minutes
These Vegan Ginger Cookies are made with protein-packed almond flour. They're naturally gluten-free and dairy-free!
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chocolate peppermint cookies on wire rack

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Flourless!)

20 minutes
These Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are rich and fudgy, with a hint of peppermint flavor. They are one of my favorite healthier holiday cookies!
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vegan no bake cookies overhead on pan

Perfect Vegan No-Bake Cookies

15 minutes
Vegan No Bake Cookies use just a handful of ingredients, and taste better than the version I grew up eating! Gluten-free & dairy-free.
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matcha cookies dipped in chocolate

Mint Matcha Cookies (Vegan & Paleo)

22 minutes
These Mint Matcha Cookies make a quick & easy dessert, made with almond flour and no eggs. I love their bright green color!
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almond flour biscotti on cooling rack

Almond Flour Biscotti

1 hour 40 minutes
Almond Flour Biscotti is naturally gluten-free and is the perfect treat to dunk in tea or coffee. Egg-free option included for vegans!
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almond butter chocolate chip cookies

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

20 minutes
These Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are flourless, egg-free, and have an irresistible chewy center!
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Cookie dry good ingredients in a mason jar with bow

Almond Flour Cookies in a Jar (Paleo, Vegan)

25 minutes
Give this healthy cookie mix to give to your friends and family. All they need to add is oil and water! Perfect DIY gift.
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Blondies, Brownies & Bars

If you prefer brownies and bars, with a gooey, slightly under-baked middle, these recipes are for you! They are all gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.

sweet potato brownies stacked on board

Sweet Potato Brownies (Perfectly Fudgy!)

50 minutes
Sweet Potato Brownies are rich and fudgy, without using eggs. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan, and takes only a few minutes to stir together.
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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars (No Bake!)

20 minutes
These Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars taste like pecan pie, with a rich dark chocolate layer in the middle. They are so easy to make!
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cranberry bars stacked on white plate

Cranberry Bars with Crumble Topping

50 minutes
These Cranberry Bars are the perfect way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce! The crust & crumble topping are made in 1 bowl!
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Maple Pecan White Bean Blondies with glaze

Maple Pecan White Bean Blondies (Vegan)

35 minutes
These brownies are not only delicious, but also a great way to add some fiber, protein, and other nutrients into a tasty dessert.
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almond butter blondies cut

Paleo & Vegan Almond Butter Blondies

30 minutes
If you love chocolate chip cookies with a gooey, under-baked middle, this recipe is for you! It tastes like a deep dish cookie.
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black bean brownies stacked with blue background

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

40 minutes
This is the best black bean brownie recipe you'll ever try. No eggs, flour, or dairy, and they don't taste "healthy" at all.
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Fruit-Sweetened Cookies

The following recipes are sweetened with fruit, for an even healthier option!

flourless double chocolate cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies (Date-Sweetened!)

25 minutes
This healthy cookie recipe is made with 100% whole food ingredients– no flour, no oil, or refined sugar! Naturally sweetened with dates.
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healthy cookies stacked on pan

Healthiest Cookies Ever

22 minutes
These healthy cookies are made with 100% whole food ingredients, but they taste like a soft batch cookie. They are so easy to make!
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peanut butter date cookies on pan with salt

Date-Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies

23 minutes
These vegan Peanut Butter Cookies are naturally sweetened with only dates. Just a handful of ingredients required!
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Truffles & Fudge

Okay, so they aren’t technically cookies… but fudge has always been a staple around Christmas for me, too. These recipes must be kept chilled, so I don’t recommend including them in a cookie box for neighbors, or they might melt in transit.

vegan fudge recipe sliced on white surface

Vegan Fudge (with 6 ingredients!)

10 minutes
Vegan Fudge is quick and easy to prepare, using just 6 all-natural ingredients. I love that it melts in your mouth just like traditional fudge!
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chocolate turtles on parchment paper

Easy Chocolate Turtles (Only 4 ingredients!)

25 minutes
Chocolate Turtles are easy to make from scratch, using only 4 simple ingredients! Dates give these turtles an easy, caramel flavor.
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white chocolate peppermint fudge

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge (Raw & Vegan)

10 minutes
Have some cacao butter on hand? Make this white peppermint fudge! It tastes like a creamy candy cane.
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Pecan date truffles

Pecan Date Truffles (Vegan, Paleo)

30 minutes
These bite-sized truffles are delicious on their own, but they are downright addictive when coated melted dark chocolate. They remind me of pecan pie!
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easy dark chocolate avocado truffles

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

10 minutes
These rich chocolate truffles call for heart-healthy avocado instead of dairy! Only 5 ingredients required.
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Icings & Frostings

Some cookies just aren’t complete without a little decoration! Below you’ll find my go-to frosting recipes for cookies, brownies, and cupcakes.

coconut sugar icing being pipped on cookie

Coconut Sugar Icing (Vegan & Paleo)

10 minutes
An easy icing using unrefined coconut sugar instead of white powdered sugar. Perfect for icing Christmas cookies!
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vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkles

Chocolate Vegan Frosting (No Powdered Sugar!)

15 minutes
This vegan frosting is a healthy recipe made with just 3 main ingredients. It is naturally sweetened with fruit and dairy-free!
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vegan ganache piped onto cupcake

Vegan Ganache (only 2 ingredients!)

4 hours 15 minutes
This Vegan Ganache is made with just 2 ingredients, and couldn't be easier to prepare! It's the perfect dairy-free frosting for a birthday party or celebration.
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purple sweet potato frosting piped onto cupcake

Purple Sweet Potato Frosting

20 minutes
This Sweet Potato Frosting is made with purple sweet potatoes, which give it a vibrant purple color without using food coloring!
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I hope you will love these Vegan Christmas cookie recipes as much as I do! I can’t wait to hear which ones you try this year.

Reader Feedback: How many varieties of cookies do you make for the holiday season? My family used to make at least 3-5 varities, but now that I have young kids, I stick to 2 varities to keep things easier.

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