From chocolate peppermint to Snickerdoodles, to gingerbread cookies with cute little faces, there is a cookie for everyone in this list of 50 Vegan Christmas Cookies. Whether you’re baking for family or for a crowd, these amazing cookies are going to be a hit!
I absolutely LOVE Christmastime! There are so many happy memories of my childhood with Santa and cookies and Grandma’s house that come back to life in my mind during the holidays.
Because it’s such a festive time, what could be more fun than making a batch (or two) of some of these amazing vegan and oil-free Christmas cookies in your kitchen with holiday music playing in the background? Better yet, get the whole family involved in creating some of these masterpieces.
Whether your favorite cookie is chocolate, oatmeal, peppermint, or peanut butter, there is a recipe on this list to please everyone in the house.
Gluten-free vegan Christmas cookies
Who would’ve ever thought delicious cookies like these could be vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free? While not all of the cookies listed at the bottom of the page are gluten-free, this shortlist is highlighted for all those avoiding gluten.
- Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies from The Vegan 8
- Brownie Peppermint Cookies from This Healthy Kitchen
- Thumbprint Cookies from Veggies Don’t Bite
- Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies from EatPlant-Based
- Gingerbread Cookies from The Vegan 8
- Chocolate Molasses Cookies from Veggie Inspired
- Chocolate Chip Cookies from Veggies Don’t Bite
- Cranberry Pistachio Cookies from Veggie Inspired
- Sugar Cookies from The Vegan 8
- Peppermint Brownie Cookies from Veggies Don’t Bite
- Easy Thumbprint Cookies from Veggies Don’t Bite
There are plenty more gluten-free cookie options in the list below. Just be sure to check each recipe listed to make sure the author of the recipe specifies specifically that theirs is free from gluten.
Thanks to all of the amazing vegan bakers out there that have graciously permitted me to share their recipes here.
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Recommended kitchen equipment
Most of these cookie recipes require no fancy equipment at all but, if you’ve never done much baking, these are some items that can really be helpful.
- Baking sheets- A variety of sizes of baking sheets is always helpful. The one most used in my kitchen is a 13″x18″ pan.
- Non-stick supplies- We like to bake completely oil-free, so I have a stockpile of silicone baking mats and even parchment sheets that help me get the job done without a single drop of oil and make clean-up a breeze.
- Mixer- Whether you use a stand mixer or a simple hand-held mixer, you’ll want to keep one of these available for making many of these cookie recipes and even cakes and muffins.
- Bowls- It is my opinion that you can never have too many mixing bowls. There are always different uses for them whether whisking the dry ingredients in one and the wet ingredients in another or even just mashing bananas for sweetening.
- Cooking Utensils- A good heat-resistant spatula set is a must. They are great for stirring and scraping.
- Cooling racks- These heavy-duty, dishwasher-safe cooling racks will come in handy when you’re making multiple batches of cookies and need your pans to start the next batch while the other cookies cool.
If you’re looking for more Christmas holiday recipes, check out my Ultimate Christmas Dinner Recipes or these 21 Holiday Recipes. This Vegan Holiday Desserts list should help with planning too!
50 Amazing Vegan Christmas Cookies
Turn on the Christmas music and get in that kitchen to try out some of these amazing oil-free, Vegan Christmas Cookies. Some of them are even gluten-free! Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.
Brownie Peppermint Cookies
For all the mint chocolate lovers out there, these are for you! Brownie peppermint cookies AKA vegan brookies are the perfect decadent treat! They’re nutty, chocolatey, rich, and indulgent.
Gluten-free Vegan Sugar Cookies
These are so delicious with amazing crispy edges and soft and tender center. Topped with the best vegan royal icing that firms up and is the perfect sugar cookie icing recipe!
Healthy Vegan Pecan Sandies
These Healthy Vegan Pecan Sandies are what cookie deliciousness is all about. Absolutely irresistible and perfect for holiday gatherings, these delightful cookies are sure to be a hit.
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Classic cut-out Vegan Gingerbread Cookies that don’t spread or puff up when you bake them! Perfectly spiced, buttery, delicious and easy to make.
Vegan Turtle Cookies
Cookie season is in full swing, and we are celebrating with these insanely delicious, tender cookies. We are taking healthy cookies to a whole new level of decadence with our buttery Vegan Turtle Cookies!
Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies
The absolutely most delicious VEGAN OLD-FASHIONED ICED OATMEAL COOKIES made dairy-free, gluten-free, oil-free and just 8 EASY ingredients!
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies have a brownie-like texture, are filled with chocolate chips, crunchy candy cane pieces, and are completely addicting! The ultimate holiday cookie and made in 1 bowl.
Gluten Free Chocolate Molasses Cookies
Crispy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside, and bursting with holiday flavor. These chewy gluten-free Chocolate Molasses Cookies are sure to be a holiday favorite!
Vegan Thin Mints
These Vegan Thin Mints are the best ever! Just like the Girl Scout Cookies, but are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and with no added oils or butters, yet taste just like the traditional!
Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies
These Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies are easy to make and sure to become your new favorite! Lightly sweet with a delicate peanut butter accent topped with a creamy chocolatey-peanut butter icing is all you’ll need for cookie nirvana.
Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
Cranberry Pistachio Cookies – perfectly festive cookies for your holidays! Gluten-free, Oil free, and Vegan. Cookie exchange anyone?
Chocolate Chip Raisin Oat Cookies
Vegan, gluten-free, no oil, and refined sugar-free. Oat cookies filled with ingredients to help nursing moms but delicious enough to be devoured by everyone!
Vegan Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
These chewy melt in your mouth vegan cranberry cookies with pistachios are the perfect holiday cookie. Made with almond flour, almond butter, and maple syrup they’re a gluten-free, and oil-free cookie you’ll make again and again this holiday season.
All the taste of Grandma's cookies, but none of the fat! These little vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are oil-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, with only 88 calories and 1 gram of fat per cookie! This recipe makes a whopping 42 cookies, so you may want to cut the recipe in half unless taking to a function.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
These plant-based vegan gluten-free peanut butter cookies are healthy and absolutely delicious. They are soft and make the perfect guilt-free snack or dessert!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Delights
Perfectly healthy and delicious, these amazingly creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Delights are the perfect after-school treat or pick-me-up after a long day at work.
Vegan Cinnamon Cookies
Perfectly chewy, sweet, and packed with warm cinnamon. Only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes are needed to make these quick and easy, gluten-free Vegan Cinnamon Cookies cookies!
1-Bowl Sunbutter Cookies
Easy 5-ingredient Sunbutter Cookies are the perfect combination of sweet, salty, chewy, and wholesome. They're nut-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and ready in 25 minutes!
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are lightly crisp on the outside, soft in the middle, and the perfect answer to any chocolate craving! Ready in just 25 minutes.
Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies
A perfect little sweet treat that's vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and so much fun to make! These Vegan Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies make a great after-school snack, everyday dessert, or festive cookie for the holiday season! Just 6 ingredients.
Best Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
Learn how to make the best easy Vegan Gluten-free Sugar Cookies that are also oil-free, yet so buttery, sweet, soft, and delicious! Just 8 ingredients!
Remember the chocolate oatmeal cookies you used to eat as a kid? Sometime back, I decided to play around in the kitchen a bit. These chocolate oatmeal cookies are what I came up with as a much healthier version.
Easy Almond Flour Cookies
These 3-ingredient vegan almond flour cookies are rich, shortbread-like, crisp on the edges, irresistibly chewy in the middle, and they just might be the easiest cookies you'll ever make! No refined sugar, oil or gluten.
Banana Steel Cut Oats Breakfast Cookies
Chewy, soft, and lightly sweetened, these banana breakfast steel cut oats cookies are vegan and gluten-free. Easy to make and only 10 simple ingredients are required.
Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cookies
Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cookies! Here’s to more delicious, guilt-free Whole Food Plant-Based desserts, and we’ve got a delicious and elegant cookie that is sure to please.
PB2 Peanut Butter Powder Cookies
Soft and chewy, these healthy PB2 peanut butter powder cookies are lower in fat and calories than the traditional ones!
Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough
This edible healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough recipe is dotted with mini chocolate chips. Made with all-natural plant-based ingredients, it’s low in sugar, high in protein, and full of nutrients.
Ginger Snap Cookies
Bringing all the Christmas vibes with warming ginger and good cheer! A vegan version of the quintessential holiday cookie, these wholesome Ginger Snap Cookies are loaded with aromatic spices and amazing texture of crunchy goodness on the outside and chewy loveliness on the inside.
Cardamom Pecan Cookies
Vegan Cardamom Pecan Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie and are gluten-free, oil-free, dairy-free and full of rich cardamom spice, soft texture, and buttery pecans.
Vegan Ginger Cookies
These holiday vegan ginger cookies are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and molasses. Spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, they’re full of the warm spices of the season.
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
The BEST Easy Vegan, Gluten-free and Oil-free Gingerbread Men Cut-Out Cookies! Made with wholesome ingredients like almond butter, oat flour, molasses, maple syrup, and all the holiday spices. Made with just 8 ingredients and 1 bowl!
Cashew Butter Cookies
These Cashew Butter Cookies with chocolate chips are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free! They only require 8 ingredients, 1 bowl, and require only 10 minutes prep! They are crispy on the outside and moist and fudgy on the inside!
No-Bake Vegan Snowball Cookies
These no-bake vegan snowball cookies made with almond flour, and sugar-free coconut flakes are a healthy winter treat that is also paleo and gluten-free. They really hit the spot after you come inside from an afternoon of building a snowman!
Vegan Shortbread Cookies
Vegan Shortbread Cookies are buttery, crisp, and delicious with a cup of tea! Made with only 4 ingredients, they are perfect for the holiday season or any time of year.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Perfect Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are easy to make in 1 bowl! With fudgy red centers and a hint of cocoa, it’s hard to stop at just one!
Allergen Friendly Vegan Sweet Potato Cookies
Soft and chewy, naturally sweetened, and absolutely delicious! Vegan sweet potato cookies are healthy enough for breakfast and tasty enough for dessert.
Easy Vegan Ginger Cookies
Vegan ginger cookies are slightly crispy on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle. Filled with holiday spices for a warming cookie that’s made in one bowl and ready in just 20 minutes!
Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Chewy, incredibly delicious vegan cranberry oatmeal cookies are healthy enough for breakfast, delicious enough for dessert, and the perfect midday snack or Christmas treat.
Gooey Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies
These moist and soft peanut butter chickpea cookies are a really great healthy snack or dessert to have on hand! Happens to be vegan too.
Vanilla Coconut Bliss Balls with Dates and Cashews
This vanilla coconut bliss ball is a perfect healthy sweet treat to have on hand ! Naturally sweetened with dates, they are perfect as a snack or dessert.
Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Healthy vegan peanut butter oatmeal cookies are the perfect homemade treat for the whole family! Simple, wholesome ingredients are needed to create them in only 30 minutes total and they are perfect year-round.
Grain Free Vegan Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
These grain-free chocolate chip cookies will blow your mind! So buttery, rich, and delicious, you won’t believe they have no oil and use only whole food fats. They spread while baking, are uber chewy and you won’t be able to put them down!
Vegan Snickers Cookies
Vegan Snickers Cookies! You won’t want to miss your favorite cravable candy bar in this delicious, healthy cookie form!
Vegan Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownies
Combine the delicious flavors of peppermint and chocolate to make these vegan gluten-free peppermint brownies. Makes the perfect gift for chocolate lovers!
Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
These vegan chocolate chip cookies are the best soft batch style you’ll eat. Made with whole foods and gluten-free. Plus simple and easy!
Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies
These vegan thumbprint cookies are not only also gluten-free but they are made with only a few simple ingredients and are so easy to make!
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
These Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies are so easy to make with just 1 bowl and 3 ingredients. They’re soft, crumbly, and melt in your mouth delicious. Ready in less than 15 minutes and sure to be a family favorite.
These healthy pumpkin cookies are completely dairy-free and egg-free and are loaded with fiber, beta carotene, and have zero cholesterol. They can be ready in only about 25-minutes!