When I was little, the highlight of my week was going grocery shopping with my mom and my grandma because I got a cookie. I mean, I got cookies other times. But I got a cookie from the bakery at the grocery store.
Did your grocery store have that Cookie Card where you flashed your little card and got to pick out a free cookie?
I’m sorry if they didn’t. (Do they still do this?)
But I’ve got good news.
No, I’m not giving away Cookie Cards.
But I’ve found 16 scrumptious cookie recipes for you, just in time for all your holiday potlucks, cookie exchanges, family gatherings, Santa cookie plates, and parties.
I love a good cookie, and I had way too much fun sorting through all the amazing vegan cookies recipes out there. These are just a few of the ones that caught my eye that I would definitely want to make for myself.
All for myself.
I don’t share cookies.
Just Christmas cookie recipe roundups.
Admittedly, I was never really a fan of gingerbread man cookies. But it’s kind of a classic this time of year so of course I had to include one. So here you go: Gingerbread Men Cookies. I especially like these ones because of the faces the cookies are making. Cute cookie cutters for the win!
I’m a sucker for a good sandwich cookie (I used to love Nutter Butters and Oreos) so when I saw these Chocolate Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies I was smitten. The peppermint oil and crushed up candy canes give these cookies a little extra holiday festiveness.
Okay, I also love a good sugar cookie. And maple syrup. These Spiced Sugar Cookies with Maple Icing remind me of those white, fluffy frosted and sprinkled cookies you might find at the store. I used to really, really, really enjoy those cookies. But I really, really, really like that this version has a much, much, much shorter list of ingredients that I actually recognize.
While not technically a cookie, these Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites sound so delicious I couldn’t not include them. Made with a short list of ingredients that you probably already have on hand (or that can easily be found at any store) these bites can be whipped up super quick. Plus, you know how I love a good snack ball.
Would you be surprised if I told you this cookie recipe has veggies in it? I mean, you shouldn’t be because I’m all about the veg around here. The gorgeous red frosting in these Healthy Peppermint Oreo Cookies is colored with beets, and they’re made with wholesome ingredients that won’t leave you feeling beet after you eat them.
These Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies are a perfect make-ahead option because they’re freezer friendly. You can whip up a batch or two in less than an hour and have them on hand for any unexpected visitors.
It’s no secret that snickerdoodles and I are friends. We go way back. So you can be sure I’m drooling over these Almond Butter Snickerdoodles. Rolled in cinnamon and then in cinnamon sugar, these snickerdoodles will curb any sweet cravings for sure.
I’ve never made crinkle cookies, but these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies make me wanna try. I especially like that they rely on beets instead of food coloring to get that Christmas-y color. Also, don’t laugh, but I always assumed there was some super-secret way to make them crinkly but turns out it’s pretty simple.
I donut know about you (man, all kinds of bad food puns up in here today), but these Donut Cookies look adorable. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free but definitely not flavor-free or cuteness-free. Oh, and sprinkles. And chocolate frosting. It just doesn’t get much better.
It wouldn’t really be a Christmas cookie roundup without some classic Sugar Cookies. This recipe calls for an unusual cookie ingredient (at least to this untrained cookie maker) that apparently makes all the difference. I defer to the pros on this one but who’s with me to taste test?
Okay, it also wouldn’t really be a Christmas cookie roundup without some classic chocolate chip cookies. And I mean classic. These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are a straight-up chocolate chip cookie. Moist, chewy, but perfectly crispy on the edges, they’re everything you could ever want in a chocolate chip cookie.
These Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies are also everything you could ever want in a chocolate chip cookie. And then some. Because they’re actually a little bit on the healthier side, prepared with coconut sugar and coconut oil. I’ll be adding these to my lineup for sure.
I could not resist these Snowman Cookie Pops. How freakin’ cute are these things?! And they’re free of gluten, eggs, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts - how you like them apples?! I have a feeling these babies would be a hit at any cookie exchange, cookie bake-off, or regular ol’ gathering.
Speaking of cute…get a load of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies! I love the googly eyes, the red nose, and the pretzel ears. Honestly, I might have a hard time eating one of these little guys, but I would totally make them to just to have some company. So stinkin’ cute!
To be perfectly honest, egg nog isn’t my jam. But a certain other household inhabitant eagerly awaits eggnog season and has been known to knock back a jug in one sitting (or standing in front of the fridge). So these Frosted Egg Nog Cookies might be right up his alley. Maybe you know an egg-nog-a-holic that might enjoy these, too?
Happy baking, friend!
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