This entire collection of Vegan Christmas Cookies Recipes has everything you need for your holiday season. All of these Christmas Cookie recipes are vegan, oil-free and almost every one is gluten-free. They are crowd-pleasing and will make you look like a rockstar baker for your friends and make great Christmas gifts.
VEGAN CHRISTMAS COOKIES
I am already getting many messages about Christmas cookies and holiday batch cooking to give as gifts. Many of you give several of my cookies as gifts to your friends and family for Christmas, which is just so sweet. Since several have asked about Vegan Christmas Cookies recommendations as gifts, I decided to put together this collection, so it’s easy for you all to find.
All of these Vegan Christmas Cookies recipes are really easy to make, require minimal ingredients, are oil-free and most are gluten-free as well, as many refined sugar-free. They will stand up to any traditional cookie though, I guarantee! All are 8 ingredients or less except for one that is a much older cookie recipe (Double Chocolate Espresso Almond Cookies) from before I started The Vegan 8.
MORE OIL-FREE RECIPE COLLECTIONS
- Vegan Cookie Recipes Without Oil (my entire collection)
- Vegan Muffin Recipes Without Oil
- How to Cook and Bake Without Oil
It’s hard to eat these when looking at their cute little faces, but they are to-die-for delicious, so you’ll just have to suck it up and eat them! Gluten-free.
“We made these for Christmas. They are hands down the best gingerbread cookies we have ever eaten (vegan or not)! The dough is pretty darn irresistible, too. We topped these with a cashew/date frosting that paired perfectly.” ~Jennifer
These are incredibly fragrant and rich, thanks to delicious, buttery pecans throughout! Make these if you love cardamom! Gluten-free.
“This is my new favorite cookie recipe. So darn good, so easy, so healthy! Definitely one to share with vegan/non-vegan friends.” ~Jen
“Oh my, these were so delicious. They didn’t last one day in my cookie jar!” ~Randy
I consider pumpkin to be all holiday season, not just for Thanksgiving, so I’ve included these here. They are incredible, go make them. Gluten-free.
“These are the BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. The first time I made them most of the batter did not make it to the pan. Sooo good!!” ~Alissa
These cookies are entirely different than a traditional sugar cookie, meaning they have no white sugar or butter in them or even white flour. Yet, they taste so incredible! Gluten-free.
“These cookies are amazing, thank you so much for sharing such a detailed recipe. I’ve made them 3 times and they always turn out perfectly.” ~Amanda
I’m a huge ginger fiend and I could probably eat these gingersnaps everyday of my life. They are that good. They are soft, full of rich ginger flavor and molasses and I offer 2 versions, one with spelt and a gluten-free version. They also happen to be a huge reader favorite.
“Made them with spelt flour and also with oat flour (ground oats) when out of spelt and they are incredibly delicious each time, each way!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Brandi!!!!!” ~Angeline
“These cookies are AAAAmazing!!!! I loved them, my non vegan family loved them, our guests loved them! They are mouth wateringly delicious, and went beyond my expectations. I’m hooked! I also made the Gingersnap Chocolate Mousse, minus the piecrust – due to time constraints…. it too did not disappoint! I received lots of compliments from the enthusiastic eaters!!” ~Quinta
Just like the classic peanut butter blossoms but made with almond butter instead! Gluten-free.
“These are amazing–and healthy!! Super quick and easy, and a recipe that I’m adding to my no-fail go-to recipe book. I’m no master-baker (ha!), but if I can figure out the chocolate kisses, anyone can (note: when making a ziplock piping bag, allow the chocolate to cool just a tad and cut a teeny hole. My first kisses looked like an oil spill!). So yummy and pretty–the first batch of these went straight into holiday gift bags for the neighbors.” ~Jen
Easily one of the most popular cookies I’ve ever posted. So many remakes. These taste and look just like a classic snickerdoodle, which was very important to me. They spread and crackle just like a traditional. Calling a cookie a snickerdoodle means it should look like one and have that classic taste and tang from cream of tartar. That is, afterall, what makes it a snickerdoodle. Gluten-free.
“So great that as before I even finished making the first batch, I was weighing ingredients to make more. So easy to make and absolutely delicious. These are my new go-to snickerdoodle recipe.” ~Colleen
What holiday season could be complete without chai spices? I confess though that I eat these year round. Chai is probably my favorite spice blend ever and it tastes phenomenal in these. I use my own homemade spice blend. Gluten-free.
“Brandi, these are wonderful! My husband even loved them, and he doesn’t usually like chai (or my attempts at healthier baking, for that matter)! These will be a fall/winter/holiday staple from now on. Now on to your Snickerdoodles, which my mom has been raving about and has already made twice!” ~Brenna
I know these are more of a year-round cookie, but they are so fantastic, they should be included in the holiday cookie collection. Many of you make them over the holidays, so they are featured here. Serious note here, if you are looking to wow your friends, this cookie right here is one of the most authentic cookies to the traditional version I’ve ever made. They are simply AMAZING. Just go read all the reviews. Gluten-free.
“These are absolutely amazing and truly taste like old fashioned oatmeal cookies! Will definitely be making these again for my family on Christmas!” ~Carolyn
Even though these may not technically be a Christmas cookie, they are my all-time favorite cookie. Ever. I’ve shared this many times and I wrote them over 6 years ago and they wow everybody I serve them too. I often make them at Christmas and they truly are so incredible. Moist, soft, rich in chocolate and espresso flavor with the most pillowy texture.
“These cookies are amazing! I had just the right amount of everything to make a batch of these, and like all of Brandi’s recipes—not only did they not disappoint, they exceeded our expectations! These cookies are the real deal, and will win over anyone who likes a sweet treat!” ~Mairead
I created these a few years back after loving the chewy maple pecan cookies I tried years back at The Cookie Co. They are divine, rich in maple and pecan flavor and have an addicting chewy texture! Gluten-free. Nut-free option.
Chocolate is further enhanced by blackstrap molasses. These are for serious dark chocolate lovers. Gluten-free. Nut-free option.
“Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much for this recipe!! I wanted to make treats for my colleagues at work but their combined diets/allergies/intolerances mean they need to be vegan/gluten/rice free. Using the sunflower seeds instead of almond meal was brilliant! Everyone loved them, including the allergy/intolerance free omnivores.” ~Lynette
These have both cinnamon and allspice, so they take on a chai flavor. They are chewy and moist and so so good with the caramel on top. Gluten-free.
These cookies I make year round, but during the holiday season, I make them with ginger, so there is a ginger version listed. They have both powdered and candied ginger and are spicy and SO delicious. Not to mention, incredibly fast and easy to make. Gluten-free.
I hope this collection makes the holiday vegan baking easier for you!