Plant-Based Eating

20 Christmas Cookies for Vegan Santa

Christmas is a holiday that is very “food centered”. Yes, we all know about the gifts, but really, it’s the food that can really make this holiday special. Peppermint, gingerbread, mulled cider/wine, eggnog, cheese logs, and cookies!

Growing up, my family was one of the many that had the tradition of making Christmas cookies. It was a heart-warming family activity that soon became a pastime as we got older. Since becoming vegan, I’ve really noticed how the holidays can be a challenge. As food being such a central focus, many vegans feel isolated and excluded from many of these food traditions, myself included.

Taking it upon myself, I came up with a list of cookies that are vegan but are just as tasty as your average dairy filled cookie. Traditional favorites such as gingerbread men and snickerdoodles, with some unique flavors added in. It’s a way to include everyone in the tradition of baking cookies for Christmas.

So here are 20 cookies you can enjoy with friends and family, just make sure to leave out a plate for Santa along with some vegan eggnog.


Gingerbread cookies via Emilie Eats

Gingerbread Cookies

Sugar Cookies via Nerdy Momma 

Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies via My Darling Vegan

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies 

Snickerdoodle Cookies via Making Thyme for Health

Snickerdoodle Cookies 

Salted Caramel Coconut Cookies via My Natural Family

Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

Danish Butter Cookies via Wallflower Kitchen

Danish “Butter” Cookies

Thin Mints via The Pretty Bee 

Thin Mints

Chocolate Chip Cookies via Baker by Nature

Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Peanut Butter Cookie via Where you get Your Protein 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Emotional Baker

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies via My Darling Vegan

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Hazelnut Chocolate Sandwich Cookies via A Healthy Life for Me

Hazelnut Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Orange Cinnamon Cookies via Vegan Heaven

Orange Cinnamon Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies via Paleo Running Momma

Thumbprint Cookies 

Spiced Christmas Cookies via Well and Full

Spiced Christmas Cookies

Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies via My Darling Vegan

Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies 

Cranberry Bliss Cookies via The Emotional Baker

Cranberry Bliss Cookies 

Snowball Cookies via Living Sweet Moments 

Snowball Cookies 

Oatmeal Cookies via Loving It Vegan

Oatmeal Cookies 

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies via Where you get your Protein 

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookie 

Egg Nog via Create Mindfully 

Egg Nog


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