Vegan Gluten-Free Cookies


Below you'll find a curated collection of scrumptious vegan and gluten-free cookie recipes from the blog archives (all refined sugar-free as well, naturally). These recipes, besides being some of my personal favorites, are all reader tried, tested, and heartily approved.

Cookies are a big favorite with me when it comes to desserts – fuss-free, super quick to throw together, and absolutely delicious, and here you’ll find a variety of cookies perfect for the holiday season, but also of course (and perhaps more importantly) for day-to-day munching.

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!

Before we get to them, just a quick note: if you find this type of recipe browsing a wee bit tedious — I know opening up a thousand browser pages isn’t typically my idea of fun either… — you can get these recipes in one beautifully collated (and ad-free!) PDF ebook below. Your purchase of the Cookies collection ebook will also help to support this blog, so it’s a win-win all around ;)

Oh, and if you're looking for Christmas desserts other than cookies, you'll find heaps of them here.
And now, to cookies...

1. Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond Crescent Cookies (Free from: gluten, dairy, eggs, gums, and refined sugar)

The recipe for these delicious and festive almond crescent cookies comes together in a snap and is a real winner around here at the holiday table. It’s a little different to traditional moon cookies, but wholesome and lovely in its own way.

2. Mexican Wedding Cookies

Gluten-Free Vegan Mexican Wedding Cookies

Delicious classic Mexican Wedding Cookies (aka Russian Tea Cookies) remade vegan and gluten-free. These little cookies are sweet, soft and crumbly, a little shortbread-like, and filled with pecans.

3. Shortbread Cookies

simple gluten-free vegan shortbread cookies recipe

These simple shortbread cookies make for sweet, buttery little finger cookies that come together in a snap and are a holiday must. This is one of the all time reader favorite recipes from the blog!

4. Cashew Butter Tea Biscuits

Cashew Butter Tea Biscuits (Free From: gluten, dairy, eggs, refined sugar, gums, and added oils)

Sweet, delicate cashew butter tea cookies. So wonderful with a glass of vanilla almond milk or a delicious cup of tea.

5. Pecan Cookies

Pecan Cookies (Free From: gluten, dairy, eggs, added oils, refined sugar)

Soft and chewy pecan cookies topped with a crisp toasted pecan for good measure. I absolutely love these freshly baked and warm.

6. Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are a such a holiday classic, and for a reason – it’s hard not to love a delicious crunchy cookie sandwiching a beautiful layer of jam!

7. Peanut Butter Cookies

vegan gluten-free peanut butter cookies recipe -- stacked on a tray

Always a classic! These scrumptious vegan gluten-free peanut butter cookies are perfectly soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

8. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These lovely oatmeal raisin cookies are so chewy, sweet, and comforting, and make a great breakfast cookie or a delicious cozy little treat.

9. Hazelnut Cookies

Hazelnut Cookies -- vegan gluten-free

Deliciously soft and chewy, and super flavorful hazelnut cookies. You can make them into simple fork print cookies or cutout cookies, depending on your preference.

10. Chocolate Cut-out Cookies

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies {Refined Sugar-Free}

A perfectly chocolatey cut out cookie. I just love the rich chocolate flavor of these. And the dough is great for all kinds of intricate cutouts.

11. Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies Recipe {Refined-Sugar-Free}

A classic vanilla cut-out cookie for the holidays. Simple, quick to whip up, and free from refined sugar, and lends itself perfectly for intricate cookie cutter patterns.

12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

vegan and gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter are always a pleasing dessert duo, and these cookies are no exception —soft and chewy on the inside, lightly crispy on the outside, and packed with flavor.

13. Carob Hedgehog Cut-Out Cookies

Carob Hedgehog Cutout Cookies (Free From: gluten, dairy, eggs, added oils, gums, and refined sugar)

Cute hedgehog cutout cookies made with a sweet carob tea biscuit recipe (although of course they’re sure to please no matter the cookie cutter shape!).

14. Pistachio Cookies

gf vegan pistachio cookies

Pistachios are always a crowd pleaser, aren't they? I love these soft and chewy cookies coated with their crunchy and flavorful pistachios.

15. Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Adorable gingerbread cut out cookies, lightly spiced and perfectly crunchy.

16. Cherry Almond Biscotti

Gluten-Free Vegan and Paleo Cherry Almond Biscotti {Refined Sugar-Free}

These crispy grain-free biscotti cookies are lovely with dried cherries or dried cranberries, and are absolutely amazing with a cup of tea or coffee.

17. Almond Date No-Bake Cookies

raw vegan no-bake cookies

A fun and creative no-bake cookie recipe made with only 2 main ingredients: dates and almonds. If you prefer, use thick toasted coconut smiles (crunchy coconut chips) in place of almonds to make these nut-free.

18. Maple Cream Cookies

Homemade gluten-free vegan maple cream cookies

Delicious deep maple flavored cookies with a natural maple butter filling.

19. Double Chocolate Mint cookies

chocolate covered cookies on a tray vegan and gluten-free

These cookies are a perfect chocolate peppermint fix – double the chocolate, double the fun!

black and white pinwheel cookies -- vegan and gluten-free, also free from refined sugar and oils

Chocolate cookies? Vanilla tea biscuits? Why not have both with pinwheel cookies!


A few additional cookie options (not included in the Cookies collection ebook) in case you need even more inspiration :)

If you're interested in even more cookies, some of my very favorites you can find exclusively in my book Unconventional Treats.

Merry Christmas & Happy Baking!

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