37 Whole Food-Rich Vegan Holiday Cookie Recipes, Beautiful for Gift Giving

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VEGAN | WHOLE-FOOD | GLUTEN-FREE (MOST) | LOW OR NO REFINED SUGAR | HOLIDAY

'Tis the season to give and to indulge, so what could be better than a long list of beautiful cookie recipes?  Especially when those recipes are boosted with whole-food ingredients!  When I asked fellow bloggers if they had any cookies to contribute, they did not disappoint.  These cookies are going to delight any recipient, gorgeous and decadent while being vegan, low in processed sugar, and made with more whole-food ingredients than the average Christmas cookie, meaning more nutritional value.  Pretty great gift, right?  For the most part, these recipes are refined sugar-free (a few have candy cane garnish or chocolate chips that contain sugar).  There's something here to suit just about anyone's diet, and most are gluten-free (I've indicated those with "GF").  Many are free of flours or made with whole-food flours.  You will notice there are variations on a theme so you can determine which is best for you and/or your gift recipient.  It can be interesting to check out different ways to approach gingerbread, for example, and helpful to be able to choose which recipe ingredients/methods will fit your life the best.

Nutrients aren't the only way these cookies have a boost; pure ingredients also mean pure flavor.  So give a real gift this year - to your friends, your family, yourself, and your planet.  All by making these cookies!  A pretty fun way to start eating more plants.

You're in for a real treat.  Happy Holidays!


37 BEAUTIFUL WHOLE FOOD-RICH

VEGAN HOLIDAY COOKIES

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GINGERBREAD COOKIES

1.  GINGERBREAD COOKIES | Rhian of Rhian's Recipes (GF)   

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies by Rhian of Rian's Recipes

Vegan & Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies by Rhian of Rian's Recipes

3.  SOFT BATCH GINGERBREAD COOKIES | Sara of Beaming Banana (GF)

 Vegan Soft Batch Gingerbread Cookies by Sara of Beaming Banana

Vegan Soft Batch Gingerbread Cookies by Sara of Beaming Banana

2.  GINGERBREAD COOKIES | Lara of Vanilla Crunnch (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies by Lara of Vanilla Crunnch

Vegan & Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies by Lara of Vanilla Crunnch

4.  HEALTHY GINGERBREAD MEN COOKIES | Sarah of Vegan Chickpea (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Healthy Gingerbread Men Cookies by Sarah of Vegan Chickpea

Vegan & Gluten-Free Healthy Gingerbread Men Cookies by Sarah of Vegan Chickpea

5.  CHEWY CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD COOKIES | Jennifer of Veggie Inspired (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Chew Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by Jennifer of Veggie Inspired

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chew Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by Jennifer of Veggie Inspired

 

MORE GINGER & SPICE COOKIES

6.  GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES by Nicole of Earth Powered Family

 Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies by Nicole of Earth Powered Family

Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies by Nicole of Earth Powered Family

 

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7.  LAVENDER GINGER & WALNUT MINI TEATIME COOKIES | Kristen of Moon and Spoon and Yum (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Lavender Ginger & Walnut Mini Teatime Cookies by Kristen of Moon and Spoon and Yum

Vegan & Gluten-Free Lavender Ginger & Walnut Mini Teatime Cookies by Kristen of Moon and Spoon and Yum

8.  COCONUT BUTTER GINGER SNAPS |  Brandi of The Vegan 8 (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-free coconut Butter Ginger Snaps by Brandi of The Vegan 8

Vegan & Gluten-free coconut Butter Ginger Snaps by Brandi of The Vegan 8

9.  PUMPKIN PECAN BREAKFAST COOKIES | Anjali of Vegetarian Gastronomy (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pecan Breakfast Cookies by Anjali of Vegetarian Gastronomy

Vegan & Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pecan Breakfast Cookies by Anjali of Vegetarian Gastronomy

10.  PEANUT PUMPKIN SPICE YO-YO COOKIES | Katie of Delightful Vegans       (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Peanut Pumpkin Spice Yo-Yo Cookies by Katie of Delightful Vegans

Vegan & Gluten-Free Peanut Pumpkin Spice Yo-Yo Cookies by Katie of Delightful Vegans

11.  LEBKUCHEN (GERMAN SPICED COOKIES) by Alexandra of Occasionally Eggs

 Vegan Lebkuchen (German Spiced Cookies) by Alexandra of Occasionally Eggs

Vegan Lebkuchen (German Spiced Cookies) by Alexandra of Occasionally Eggs

 

MATCHA GREEN "GRINCH" COOKIES

12.  MATCHA GREEN TEA SHORTBREAD by Rhian of Rhian's Recipes

 Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread by Rhian of Rhian's Recipes

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread by Rhian of Rhian's Recipes

13.  MATCHA MINT SUGAR COOKIES by Amy of Fragrant Vanilla (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Matcha Mint Sugar Cookies by Amy of Fragrant Vanilla

Vegan & Gluten-Free Matcha Mint Sugar Cookies by Amy of Fragrant Vanilla

 

CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

14.  ULTIMATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES | Alexandra of Occasionally Eggs (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies by Alexandra of Occasionally Eggs

Vegan & Gluten-Free Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies by Alexandra of Occasionally Eggs

HAPPY HOLIDAY COOKIES

15.  CHOCOLATE-COVERED PEANUT BUTTER BALLS | Kari of Beautiful Ingredient (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient

 

ALMOND-BASED COOKIES

16.  ALMOND FLORENTINES | Melville of Sugar Loves Spices (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond Florentines by Melville of Sugar Loves Spices

Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond Florentines by Melville of Sugar Loves Spices

17.  ALMOND BUTTER BLOSSOM COOKIES | Laura of Joy Food Sunshine (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond Butter Blossom Cookies by Laura of Joy Food Sunshine

Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond Butter Blossom Cookies by Laura of Joy Food Sunshine

18.  ITALIAN AMERETTO ALMOND COOKIES | Holly of Pink Fortitude (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-free Italian Ameretto Almond Cookies by Holly of Pink Fortitude

Vegan & Gluten-free Italian Ameretto Almond Cookies by Holly of Pink Fortitude

19.  ALMOND AND CINNAMON COOKIES | Evi of Green Evi (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond and Cinnamon Cookies by Evi of Green Evi

Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond and Cinnamon Cookies by Evi of Green Evi

20.  ALMOND CRESCENT COOKIES | Audrey of Unconventional Baker (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond Crescent Cookies by Audrey of Unconventional Baker

Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond Crescent Cookies by Audrey of Unconventional Baker

 

PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE COOKIES

21.  PEPPERMINT MOCHA COOKIES | Emily Rose of Pretty Pies (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha Cookies by Emily Rose of Pretty Pies

Vegan & Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha Cookies by Emily Rose of Pretty Pies

22.  PEPPERMINT MOCHA COOKIES | Sara of Beaming Banana (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha Cookies by Sara of Beaming Banana

Vegan & Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha Cookies by Sara of Beaming Banana

23.  CANDY CANE BROWNIE BITES | Sophia of Veggies Don't Bite (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-free Candy Cane Brownie Bites by Sophia of Veggies Don't Bite

Vegan & Gluten-free Candy Cane Brownie Bites by Sophia of Veggies Don't Bite

 

CHOCOLATE CHERRY COOKIES

24.  CHOCOLATE CHERRY COOKIES | Charla of That Girl Cooks Healthy (GF)

 Vegan, Gluten-Free & Grain-Free Chocolate Cherry Cookiesby Charla of That Girl Cooks Healthy

Vegan, Gluten-Free & Grain-Free Chocolate Cherry Cookiesby Charla of That Girl Cooks Healthy

25.  HEALTHY BLACK FOREST BON BONS | Johanne of Sunnyside Hanne (GF)

 Vegan & Healthy Black Forest Bon bons by Johanne of Sunnyside Hanne

Vegan & Healthy Black Forest Bon bons by Johanne of Sunnyside Hanne

 

MORE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

26.  MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIES | Lauren of Ascension Kitchen (GF)

 Vegan & gluten-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies by Lauren of Ascension Kitchen

Vegan & gluten-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies by Lauren of Ascension Kitchen

27.  NO-BAKE CHEWY CHOCOLATE DATE COOKIES | Anjali of Vegetarian Gastronomy (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free No-Bake Chewy Chocolate Date Cookies by Anjali of Vegetarian Gastronomy

Vegan & Gluten-Free No-Bake Chewy Chocolate Date Cookies by Anjali of Vegetarian Gastronomy

28.  WAGON WHEELS WITH CHIA JAM | Lara of Vanilla Crunnch (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Wagon Wheels with Chia Jam by Lara of Vanilla Crunnch

Vegan & Gluten-Free Wagon Wheels with Chia Jam by Lara of Vanilla Crunnch

 

SUGAR & SHORTBREAD COOKIES

29.  LINZER COOKIES by Audrey of Unconventional Baker (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Linzer Cookies by Audrey of Unconventional Baker

Vegan & Gluten-Free Linzer Cookies by Audrey of Unconventional Baker

30.  EASY CRUNCH SHORTBREAD COOKIES | Trinity of Trinity's Kitchen (GF)

 Easy Gluten-free Vegan Crunch Shortbread Cookies by Trinity of Trinity's Kitchen

Easy Gluten-free Vegan Crunch Shortbread Cookies by Trinity of Trinity's Kitchen

31.  RAW GLAZED SUGAR COOKIES | Amy of Fragrant Vanilla  (GF)                 

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Raw Glazed Sugar Cookies by Amy of Fragrant Vanilla

Vegan & Gluten-Free Raw Glazed Sugar Cookies by Amy of Fragrant Vanilla

 

CRANBERRY COOKIES

32.  CRANBERRY PISTACHIO COOKIES | Jennifer of Veggie Inspired (GF)

 Vegan Cranberry Pistachio Cookies, Gluten-free by Jennifer of Veggie Inspired

Vegan Cranberry Pistachio Cookies, Gluten-free by Jennifer of Veggie Inspired

33.  ALMOND CRANBERRY THUMBPRINT COOKIES | Letty of Letty's Kitchen

 Vegan Almond Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies by Letty of Letty's Kitchen 

Vegan Almond Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies by Letty of Letty's Kitchen 


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34.  CRANBERRY PECAN BISCOTTI | Nicole of Earth Powered Family

 Vegan Cranberry Pecan Biscotti by Nicole of Earth Powered Family

Vegan Cranberry Pecan Biscotti by Nicole of Earth Powered Family

 

OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIE

35.  TAHINI OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES | Cedric of Plant Based Stride (GF)

 Vegan Tahini Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Cedric of Plant based Stride

Vegan Tahini Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Cedric of Plant based Stride

A TROPICAL COOKIE - MELE KALIKIMAKA!

36.  RAW COCONUT BANANA LEMON COOKIES | Katie of Delightful Vegans (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Raw Coconut Banana Lemon Cookies by Katie of Delightful Vegans

Vegan & Gluten-Free Raw Coconut Banana Lemon Cookies by Katie of Delightful Vegans

 

AND...A BOOZY TRUFFLE COOKIE

37.  RUM BALLS | Kari of Beautiful Ingredient (GF)

 Vegan & Gluten-Free Rum Balls by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan & Gluten-Free Rum Balls by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient