Some of my favorite memories around the holidays are spent in the kitchen. Our aprons are covered in flour, the tunes are one, and the wine is flowing. Baking Christmas cookies with my step mom was one of my top weekends each year, as we got to bond over the smell of delicious cookies baking in the oven.

Honestly, we would bake maybe 30+ dozens of cookies in one day – biscottis, cookie bars, thumbprints, you name it. I loved pulling out my giant box of cookie cutters for meticulously decorating each gingerbread cookie. Alternatively, I’d whip out my cookie press to make a hundred spritz cookies in a flash. It’s all about balance, my friends.

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^ me around Christmas time

Cookie baking weekends are one of the things I miss most about the holiday season when I am traveling abroad. It’s been a struggle for me to find the right kitchens and ingredients as we have been traveling, so there has been little to no baking happening at all.

Therefore, I am sharing all these delicious cookie recipes in the hopes that YOU will bake some and send me photos of you having fun with your holiday cookie baking. This would bring me so much joy this holiday season. Plus, these recipes are mad delicious, so you won’t be sorry for completing my challenge to you.

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30 Vegan Holiday Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Coffee Hazelnut Butter Cookies by Fragrant Vanilla Cake – Looking for a hazelnut mocha latte style cookie? This recipe is for you! I love that they’re dipped into chocolate 🙂

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies by Namely Marley – Best part about this vegan recipe? You can either eat the raw cookie dough balls or bake them into yummy cookies. Winning either way!

Cowboy Cookies by Genius Kitchen – The best thing about Cowboy cookies is all the extra texture – the coconut flakes, the chocolate chips, the pecans… YUM!

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti by Veganosity – My step mom really introduced me to the art of biscotti making when we started to bake Christmas cookies together. This vegan recipe is the perfect texture to pair with a cup of coffee!

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Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies by My Darling Vegan – Creamy eggnog goodness! The thumbprint center is filled with the “spicy eggnog cheesecake” and they’re soooo good.

Ginger Snaps by Broke Foodies – These are a softer, chewier version of a ginger cookie and loaded with candied ginger for an extra boost of spice. Delicious!

Gingerbread Cookies by I Love Vegan – Do you like to decorate adorable little gingerbread figures with frosting and candies? This recipe is the one for you.

Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies by the Pretty Bee – I love cookies that are stuffed with some delicious, vegan frosting. They are the perfect texture and treat.

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Healthy Cinnamon Carrot Cookies by Baking Ginger – These cookies are so yummy, you’ll hardly believe there is no processed sugar in them! Guilt free cookies!

Healthy Holiday Cookies by the Colorful Kitchen – Not only are these vegan and gluten-free, but they’re also sugar free! And there is no limit to the flavor in these healthy cookies.

Maple Pecan Cookies  by I Only Came for the Cake – These cookies have the yummy texture of the crunchy pecans, topped with the delicious glaze to finish off the recipe perfectly.

Molasses Cookies by I Love Vegan – Thick, dark molasses cookies that are loaded with spices are one of my absolute favorite cookies for winter. The texture of these cookies are perfect!

No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with Pecans & Coconut by Vegetarian Gastronomy – Attention! There is no baking involved and these only take 10 minutes to make. Plus, they’re packed with energy boosting ingredients.

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Oatmeal Gingersnap Cookies by Feasting on Fruit – Take the traditional gingersnap and flip it on its head with this chunky variation. Picture crispy outsides and a soft, chewy center.

Orange Almond Balls by Weekend at the Cottage – Yas! Another recipe with only six ingredients and they’re so easy to make.

Orange Cinnamon Christmas Cookies by Vegan Heaven – Change up the average spice cookie by adding the zesty flavor of an orange. Plus, you add a little glaze to bring it all together.

Pecan Pie Cookies by the Vegan 8 – Who doesn’t love grandma’s Pecan Pie? This cookie recipe only has six ingredients! Perfectly topped with some vegan ice cream for funsies!

Peppermint Crinkle Cookies by My Darling Vegan – Oh I do love the combination of peppermint and chocolate. They’re kind of crispy on the outside, but so fudgy and soft on the inside. Perfection!

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken – Get the richness of a red velvet cake in the bite-size ease of a yummy vegan cookie. Plus, they look perfect on your holiday table set.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars by Happy Healthy Mama – Cheers to cookie bars and how quick and easy they are to make. These are loaded with flavor and are super unique!

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Crack Bars by Rach Mansfield – Have you ever tried crack bars? They’re seriously addicting and I love the few ingredients to make this salty, chocolatey goodness.

Spelt Cinnamon Snowflake Cookies by Wallflower Kitchen – These cookies are so adorable, but you need to have some snowflake cookie cutters. The delicately placed powdered sugar makes them look very impressive.

Spice Cookies with Coffee Glaze by Heart of a Baker – Spice cookies are a staple of the holiday season, but I love the variation of adding a coffee glaze to it. So good!

Spicy Nutmeg Cookies by Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen – These oat cookies are so easy to make and are considered tasty, healthy, conscious sweet treats!

Spritz Cookies by Gretchen’s Bakery – Spritz cookies are one of my favorites to make in giant batches! You will need a cookie press, but it is well worth the limited effort for massive results.

Snickerdoodles by Nora Cooks – Looking for a perfectly fluffy, thick, and delicious cinnamon cookie? This recipe has you covered!

Snowball Cookies by the Pretty Bee – These adorable cookies are buttery goodness. That’s right – vegan cookies that are still full of that butter flavor we crave in the cold winter months.


Snowmen Meringue Cookies by Vegan Huggs – These crispy, airy, sweet treats are the most adorable cookies on this list and are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Sugar Cookies by the Mostly Vegan – Sugar cookies are one of the most versatile for any holiday. Switch out the sprinkle colors to make them more festive to any holiday that is around the corner.

Thumbprint Cookies by Loving it Vegan – Thumbprint cookies are one of easiest ones to make in big batches, but with a lot of variety. I swap out the jams so I can make a bunch of different kinds all at once.

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Eat your heart out Lizzie!

I truly meant what I said earlier. I would LOVE to see you holiday cookies or photos of you baking this season. Send them my way to and I would be so grateful for the added joy in my day!

What is your favorite holiday cookie? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Holidays,