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
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
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
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
Sweet, delicate cashew butter tea cookies. So wonderful with a glass of vanilla almond milk or a delicious cup of tea.
5. Pecan Cookies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adorable gingerbread cut out cookies, lightly spiced and perfectly crunchy.
16. Cherry Almond Biscotti
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
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
Delicious deep maple flavored cookies with a natural maple butter filling.
19. Double Chocolate Mint cookies
These cookies are a perfect chocolate peppermint fix – double the chocolate, double the fun!
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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