20 Easy and Delicious Vegan Cookies to Try for Holiday Parties

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20 Easy and Delicious Vegan Cookies to Try for Holiday Parties

The holiday season is filled with baking parties, family get-together and bonfire night parties where delicious sweet treats and vegan desserts are the main focus. There is no better way to spend the holiday season with rolling, cutting, decorating and baking vegan cookies for your friends and family.

The holidays are a reason to bake and eat your favorite cookies. Vegan cookies of different textures, flavors and ingredients will make your holiday party a big hit. In fact, plant-based, egg-free, dairy-free cookies are a big part of the winter holidays that your family and friends will surely love. So, convince your neighbor, call your friend or ask your loved one to bake them with you to throw a memorable holiday party.

The best part about baking vegan cookies is that they are made of organic ingredients, mainly peppermint, cinnamon, ginger, almond, fruits, peanut butter, oatmeal, lemon. You can make all sorts of shapes, sizes and textures you like most.

If you are looking for some creative vegan cookie recipes for the festive season, here I have listed some scrumptious and favorite festive vegan cookies for you. Share the vegan love with your loved ones during this wonderful time of the year by baking some new vegan holiday cookies this season.

Let’s explore 20 easy and delicious vegan cookie recipes you should try this season.


1. Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

 A delicious, gluten-free, vegan cookie recipe that is easy to make and needs only eight ingredients to achieve a buttery, sweet flavor. These gluten free thumbprint cookies are made with flaxseed meal, gluten-free baking flour, vegan butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and apricot or strawberry jam.

2. Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies


You’ll surely love these vegan chocolate chip cookies that will be a perfect addition to your holiday party. These vegan cookies are a delicious blend of a chewy cookie with a crisp outside. Vegan chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies are filled with peppermint flavor. To make your crinkle cookie experience extra delicious, you need all-purpose flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar, vegetable oil, applesauce, vanilla extract, peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candies.


3. Soft Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookies

Try this gluten free, vegan cookie recipe this winter that is extra soft and chewy made with unrefined ingredients. To make these yumilicious gluten free cookies, you need unrefined turbinado cane sugar, vegan butter, flax egg, vanilla extract, molasses, gluten free baking flour mix, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, and sea salt.

4. Peppermint Meltaway Christmas Cookies


It is one of the most amazing holiday recipes that you should try this holiday season. To make these flavorsome peppermint meltaway cookies, you need peppermint extract, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, salt, finely crushed peppermint candies.

5. Gingerbread Snowflake


These festive cookies are a sophisticated vegan version of gingerbread cookies that taste simply awesome. They can be a healthy snack option for your Christmas party. Gingerbread snowflakes are insanely easy to make that you should add to your holiday party menu. Your guests will definitely enjoy these super-soft, extremely delicious and lightly spiced treats. Ingredients include all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, sea salt, vegan butter, light brown sugar, unsulphured molasses, non dairy milk, and vanilla extract.


6. Vegan Chocolate Spice Cookies

This vegan cookie recipe is similar to molasses or a gingerbread cookie but with an added flavor of chocolate. These vegan cookies would be the perfect choice for your holiday party. To make vegan chocolate spice cookies, you need ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cocoa powder, vegan margarine, brown sugar, molasses, and baking soda.


  1. 7.  Gluten-Free Almond Lace Cookies

Almond lace cookies are a very creative and delicious vegan cookie recipe for your friends with a gluten allergy or celiac disease. These vegan cookies are simple to make, taste great and look delicate. You need sliced blanched almonds, gluten-free all-purpose flour, orange zest, fine grain sea salt, coconut sugar, non-dairy buttery spread, brown rice syrup, full-fat canned coconut milk, vanilla extract, dark chocolate, coconut oil, and icing sugar for dusting.


  8. Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Another creative idea for your friends who are following a vegan diet or gluten free diet. They’ll definitely love this fluffy vegan gluten free sugar cookies. You can cut into shapes of your choice and roll into circles.  To make these vegan cookies, you need vegan butter, organic cane sugar, vanilla extract, aquafaba, baking powder, sea salt, gluten free flour blend, almond flour, cornstarch, unsweetened almond milk, and sifted organic powdered sugar.


9. Vegan Triple Chocolate Cookies

Enjoy three flavors of chocolate in just one cookie. These vegan chocolate cookies are packed with chocolate chunks of dark chocolate, white chocolate, and melted chocolate. These cookies are a perfect option to curb your chocolate cravings. Your guests will love the crispy, fudgy and brownie-like texture of these vegan cookies. Ingredients for these super easy cookies include blanched almond meal, coconut sugar, organic cane sugar, white rice flour, white and dark chocolate chips, cocoa powder, baking soda, chia seeds, salt, vegetable oil, almond or coconut milk.


10. Coconut Macaroons

Give this unique vegan cookie recipe a try this holiday season. Coconut macaroons are super delicious and easy to make. You need aquafaba, vanilla extract, sugar, unsweetened shredded coconut, salt, dark chocolate and coconut oil.


11. Soft Pumpkin Ginger Cookies

When pumpkin and ginger combine, they will become soft, chewy and scrumptious cookies. To make these unique vegan cookies, you need vegan butter, sugar, pumpkin puree, molasses, all-purpose flour, ground ginger, baking soda, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt to enhance the flavor.


12. Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprints

These creamy eggnog-flavored vegan cookies are the ultimate Christmas cookies that are filled with eggnog cheesecake and topped with nutmeg and cinnamon. Eggnog cheesecake thumbprint cookies are easy to make. You need sugar, vegan eggnog, vegan butter, apple sauce, app-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, veggie cream cheese, ground nutmeg, and powdered sugar.


13. Thin Oat Crisps

 A scrumptious and nutritious way to harness the power of oatmeal. It is one of the easiest vegan desserts for your holiday party that tastes awesome. Thin oat crisps are a highly satisfying and healthy snack option for kids. Oatmeal cookies are made with coconut oil, maple syrup, buckwheat flour, almond or soymilk, rolled oats, ground ginger, ground clove, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.


14. Double Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Try these double chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies for throwing a delicious holiday party. When peanut butter and chocolate chips combine, it will turn into delicious cookies. To make double chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, you need vegan butter, light brown sugar, baking powder, cornstarch, water, plain flour, vanilla essence, cocoa powder, vegan milk chocolate, dark chocolate, unsweetened smooth peanut butter and sea salt.  


15. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Another unique and unconventional cookie recipe for your vegan friends that requires no baking and tastes great. It is dipped in chocolate and contains no added sugar. To make cookie dough balls, you need cashews, oats, whole grain spelt flour, kosher salt, vanilla extract, Medjool dates, maple syrup, chopped dark chocolate, and melted dark chocolate for dipping.


 16. Gingerbread Cookies

These yummy vegan gingerbread cookies would be a perfect addition to your holiday party menu. These vegan cookies are made with wholesome ingredients, including all-purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, ground ginger, ground cloves, coconut oil, molasses, flax egg, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, almond milk, and powdered sugar for icing.


 17. 1-Bowl Ginger Cookies

It is an awesome holiday recipe for your friends who are following a gluten free diet. Ginger cookies are prepared in one bowl and filled with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses. To make these not-too-sweet, perfectly spiced and fluffy gluten free cookies, you need vegan butter, organic cane sugar, aquafaba, molasses, baking powder, ground cinnamon, sea salt, ginger powder, gluten-free flour, almond flour, cornstarch, and unsweetened dairy-free milk.

18. Perfect Vegan Sugar Cookies

Try these colorful sugar cookies for your festive cookie-decorating party to impress your guests. These vegan cookies are ultra-sweet, soft, chewy and super easy to make. To make these vegan sugar cookies, you need vegan butter, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, all-purpose flour, baking soda, a pinch of salt, soy milk and powdered sugar.


 19. Dairy-Free Shortbread Cookies

These vegan shortbread cookies are a perfect sweet treat for your festive parties and family dinner parties. The recipe is very simple; you need dairy-free soy margarine, powdered sugar, all-purpose flour, and a pinch of salt.


20. Vegan Honey Almond Biscotti 

Enjoy the vegan version of biscotti that is super easy and is a delicious treat for your friends, family and loved ones. It has a unique shape and crispy texture and is made without eggs. You need flour, sugar, unblanched almonds, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder, agave nectar, water and almond extract.

So, here you go! Try these vegan cookie recipes for your holiday party that are full of flavor, extremely easy and completely plant based.   

Happy baking!


Happy holidays to you!:) 


Saher Naseem is a health writer who writes about nutrition, fitness, weight loss strategies, skincare, health and wellness. Her writing is mainly focused on delicious recipes and sustainable approach to eating well and losing weight. She follows a gluten-free diet and finds herself making meaty, gluten-free recipes to please herself.

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