19 Vegan Cookie Recipes To Help You Celebrate National Cookie Day Right
When you’re a vegan with a sweet tooth, hunting down delicious recipes becomes a lifestyle. And, with National Cookie Day coming up, it only makes sense to celebrate with vegan cookie recipes. This year, the holiday goes down on Sunday, Dec. 4, offering you the perfect excuse to make a batch of treats for the week. Let’s just call it practice for all the upcoming holiday parties.
The great thing about cookies is that they are ridiculously easy to split and share. There is no need for special tools or extra dishes. This makes your favorite cookie recipe the perfect candidate for holiday gifts and treats. All you need to do is add a few cookies to a cellophane bag and tie it up with a festive strand of ribbon. Add a name tag for good measure. To keeps things interesting, make a few batches of different cookies and create an assorted baggie. This idea doubles as a super easy holiday party favor.
Plus, by making vegan cookies, you can spread the animal-free love among your co-workers, friends, and family members. There is a good chance that you might even impress a non-vegan with one of these tasty vegan cookie recipes. The best part is that many of these are healthy enough to eat for breakfast. Score.
1. Peanut Butter Spelt Cookies
Made without butter, sugar, or eggs, these peanut butter spelt cookies are a vegan's dream come true. Tahini is involved, too. Visit Green Kitchen Stories for the tutorial.
2. Pumpkin Pecan Polvorones
This seasonal spin on a traditional Mexican wedding cookie brings together pumpkin puree and coconut oil for a tasty vegan treat. Find it at Cookie and Kate.
3. Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men
December is the perfect time of the year to indulge in tasty vegan gingerbread men. Add this recipe by Minimalist Baker to your arsenal of holiday recipes. They're even gluten-free, too.
4. Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Cookie Bars
Cookies for breakfast? Count me in. In this post, Minimalist Baker shows you how to make sweet muffin-like cookies.
5. Vegan Everything Breakfast Cookies
If you want to take things up a notch, you can also make everything breakfast cookies with this recipe by Minimalist Baker.
6. Sarah B's Breakfast Cookies Bars
Made with a base of white beans and oats, these breakfast cookie bars are jam-packed with nutrients. Check it out at Green Kitchen Stories.
7. No-Bake Espresso Vegan Cookies
Between the no-bake factor and the espresso flavor, these vegan cookies by Naturally Ella will become your go-to recipe.
8. Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
It might be December, but that doesn't mean you can't indulge in the goodness of pumpkin. Check out Minimalist Baker for a seasonal (vegan) spin on the average sugar cookie.
9. Vegan Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies
Lovers of s'mores will adore this vegan peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich cookie idea. These make excellent holiday gifts, too. The Kitchn has the full breakdown.
10. Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
For a unique take on a traditional treat, turn to Minimalist Baker to learn how to make gluten-free and vegan sugar cookies.
11. Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies
This oil-free vegan oatmeal cookie recipe is another breakfast-friendly idea. Just grab and go when you're in a rush. Visit Fo Reals Life for the complete recipe.
12. Irresistible Chewy Trail Mix Cookies
Do you love trail mix but can't be bothered with a messy bag? Make a batch of these chewy trail mix cookies with some help from Oh She Glows.
13. Chocolate No-Grain No-Bake Cookies
Here's another healthy no-bake chocolate cookie recipe when your sweet tooth starts acting up. Click on over to A Beautiful Mess to learn how to make them.
14. Jam & Sunflower Thimbles
Aside from looking pretty darn cute, these thimble cookies by Green Kitchen Stories are super fun to make. The vegan version is full of chia seeds, buckwheat flour, and plant milk.
15. Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
For a different take on thimbles ("thumbprint cookies"), turn to Oh She Glows. This one is calls for fresh raw almond meal, ground flax, and brown rice flour.
16. Thin Oat Ginger Crisps
This quick and easy cookie recipe is bursting with zesty flavors like ginger and clove. Try it with coconut ice cream or jam. Check out the full tutorial at Green Kitchen Stories.
17. Not Your Traditional Pepparkaka
If you're the adventurous kind, try making a vegan version of a tasty Swedish Christmas cookie. It's full of ginger, clove, and cinnamon, creating a wonderful collection of flavors. Find it at Green Kitchen Stories.
18. Vegan Snickerdoodles
Vegan... snickerdoodles? Yes, it's a thing. Oh She Glows has figured it all out.
19. Chocolate Black Bean Power Cookies
Thanks to the black beans and nut butter, these black bean power cookies by Green Kitchen Stories will keep you full all day long. What's up, healthy protein.
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