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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
About Terri Edwards
Hi guys! I am the content creator behind EatPlant-Based and a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I am passionate about sharing healthy recipes and tips to empower others to get healthy. I’m so glad you’re here! Read More…