24 Dec 5 Awesome Vegan Christmas Cookie Ideas to Try This Year
Thanksgiving and the hustle of Black Friday are behind us, and it’s finally the most wonderful time of the year (at least according to Andy Williams). Indeed, Christmastime is here! With Christmas nearing, you’re likely busy with lots of planning for invitations, gifts, outfits, decorations, and food.
As you plan for your Christmas feast, it’s important not to forget the dessert. And what better way to satisfy your family’s Christmas sweet tooth than with Christmas cookies? If you’re in search of vegan options, you’ll find that most traditional Christmas cookie recipes are not vegan.
However, that doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck. As with many other dishes, you can almost always find a way to “veganize” your favourite Christmas cookie recipes so you can enjoy a cruelty-free Christmas. Let’s take a look at five awesome vegan Christmas cookie ideas to try this year.
When it comes to the Christmas holiday, no other cookies are more fitting and symbolic than gingerbread cookies. Traditionally, these delicious cookies are made using a few non-vegan ingredients, such as eggs and butter.
However, this vegan alternative recipe uses an egg replacement instead while still including the typical cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses. The kids will enjoy shaping these delicious vegan cookies into little gingerbread men!
In the world of cookies, chocolate chip cookies arguably take the cake as the most popular of all. And for good reason! These cookies are soft, chewy, and chocolatey with every bite. As you plan for your vegan Christmas dessert menu, be sure to add these to the list!
The great thing is you don’t even have to refrigerate the dough––simply roll it and throw it in the oven. Unlike some recipes that result in a slightly off taste, this recipe yields vegan chocolate chip cookies that taste just like the original, if not better.
Oatmeal is a very healthy food as it is. It’s rich in fiber and great for improving your heart health and regulating cholesterol levels. So why not make cookies with it this Christmas?
This vegan recipe for spiced oatmeal cranberry cookies is a great take on traditional oatmeal cookies. They’re thick and chewy, yet slightly crispy on the edges for the perfect blend. These cookies are made with fall festive spices as well, which will have your home (and your stomach) feeling the holiday spirit.
You know Christmastime is here when you see candy canes and peppermint candies lining the aisles at your favourite stores. Sure, they’re great to munch on for fresh breath, but have you considered adding them to cookies?
These vegan chocolate peppermint cookies are the perfect mix of sweet and minty fresh, much like chocolate chip mint ice cream. They only take about twenty minutes to make, so they’re the perfect option if you’re pressed for time in this busy holiday season.
Most of us grew up seeing the Christmas tin cans filled with delicious Danish butter cookies. This year, why not try making them for your family? They’re vegan, too! Simply whip up the ingredients, use a piping bag to shape them, and bake for ten minutes. Nostalgic Christmas tin can optional, but not required.
Can’t get enough of baking? Here’s our tasty vegan peach cobbler.
Or try our 5 Absolute Best Vegan Keto Recipes.