It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Holiday season is in full swing which means plenty of soulful, savory cooking and, of course, TONS of baking. Of all festive sweets out there, nothing can top cookies. There are endless amounts of classic recipes, and there is no reason why you should miss out on them.

Here at Food Monster App, we have every type of cookie you could possibly imaging from your childhood. All these recipes taste and look identical except they are plant-based and, in some cases, significantly healthier! We know you have a ton of events, cookie swaps, and parties coming up…so get baking.

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1. Cinnamon Sugar Pizzelles

Ring in the holiday season with these fun and festive Cinnamon Sugar Pizzelles cookies! Beautiful and easy to make, they’ll be the first cookies to go at your next holiday party. Sprinkle on some powdered sugar and everyone will think you are a master baker.

2. Coconut Molasses Ginger Cookies 

These Coconut Molasses Ginger Cookies are tender yet crunchy. It’s not overly sweet but packed with ginger and molasses which scream holiday season. These freeze perfectly and make a wonderful cookie to share with friends.

3. White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie Dough Balls 

This recipe for White Chocolate Pumpkin Dough Balls has aesthetic appeal because they look like little snowballs. The cookies can be thrown together in no time, can easily be made in bulk, require minimal ingredients, and is non vegan approved! A delicious, bite-sized snack full of your favorite seasonal flavors.

4. Raw Peppermint Oreos Dipped in Dark Chocolate Raw Peppermint Oreos Dipped in Dark Chocolate [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These Raw Peppermint Oreos taste as good as they look. Chewy chocolate cookies sandwich a peppermint vanilla coconut creme filling. Then all the cookies are dipped in chocolate, making them double chocolate. Can life get any better? Well, yeah, because these are also really good for you and easy to make.

5. Raw Coconut Gingerbread Cookies

These Raw Gingerbread Cookies have no flour, no dairy, and no refined sugar — despite the many “no’s,” they’re exceptionally delicious. Made from coconut and cashews, these cookies are packed with spices that’ll warm you up. Preparation is minimal and if you want the cookies to be crunchy, you can dehydrate them; either way you prepare them, they’re delicious.

6. Snowball CookiesSnowball Cookies [Vegan]

Who doesn’t love Snowball Cookies? This vegan version is super easy to make and delicious! These cookies have a perfect, soft, crunchy texture with just the right amount of pecans and orange flavor. These can easily be made gluten-free by substituting the flour for your gluten-free flour of choice too.

7. Spritz Cookies 

For your holiday cookie exchange, you’ll have no more worries with this amazing recipe for the classic German Christmas cookies without the eggs and butter. These Spritz Cookies make the perfect canvas for you to paint a culinary masterpiece on. They are so good, so easy, and so fun!

8. Spiced Shortbread Dipped in White Chocolate and PistachiosSpiced Shortbread Dipped in White Chocolate and Pistachios

It’s just not Christmas without spiced cookies and these Spiced Shortbread Cookies are perfect. They’re buttery, crumbly, and, to top that off, they’re dipped in white chocolate and crunchy pistachios. Santa will be happy to have these will a tall glass of almond milk.

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9. 5 Golden Rings Chocolate Chunk Cookies 

These Golden Ring Cookies are super easy and fun to put together and they’re perfect for any holiday party. Make from a blend of rye flour and gluten-free flour, these crunchy cookies are speckled with dark chocolate chunks. Tie a ribbon around them and serve them as “ornaments” on a mini tree.

10. Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies With Bourbon Caramel FrostingSnickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies With Bourbon Caramel Filling

These Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies are gluten-free, cinnamon-coated, chewy dream vessels. The frosting is fudge-like, rich, and sweet, working in tandem with the cookies to create boozy, caramel-y goodness. They are easy enough to make that you can whip up a batch for your own indulgence at home, but they are also perfect for parties.

11. Paleo Biscotti Paleo biscotti

The great thing about Paleo Biscotti is that you can find a good reason to enjoy it any time of day — for breakfast with a cup of coffee, as a snack, dessert, or a late night snack. Thetare super crunchy and delicious and completely grain-free and gluten-free! The first variety is a winning combination of chocolate, coconut, and walnut while the second variety is a mind-blowingly good combination of salty, crunchy peanuts and melty chocolate morsels.

12. Christmas Chocolate Sandwich CookiesChristmas Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These Christmas Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are seriously good and intensely chocolatey, meaning they won’t last long at all. The secret to their rich fudge filling in these cookies is, believe it or not, butternut squash!

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13. Double Chocolate Mint CookiesDouble Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate and peppermint are a match that’s just made to be! These Double Chocolate Mint Cookies are soft and chewy, with the addition of cacao nibs for just a bit of crunchiness. With a glass of almond milk for dunking, they’re the midnight snack you’ll be craving all winter long.

14. Gingerbread Cookies With Cardamom Vanilla Glaze Gingerbread Cut-Outs With Cardamom Vanilla Glaze

Crispy Gingerbread Cookies spiced with ginger and topped with a vanilla glaze that’s spiced with the unmistakable flavor of cardamom. These will disappear in the blink of an eye. Decorate them to your heart’s content!

15. Chocolate Crinkle CookiesChocolate Crinkle Cookies [Vegan]

This recipe proves that you can have a delicious, warm plate of fresh cookies in under 30 minutes. Yep, it’s true. Plus, they’re Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, which are full of cocoa goodness and dusted in a light sprinkling of powdered sugar. They look like chocolate snowballs! 

16. Almond and Pear Thumbprint CookiesAlmond and Pear Thumbprint Cookies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These Almond and Pear Thumbprint Cookies are a snap to make, and healthy too. They’re filled with all the goodness of almonds and have a sweetened pear jam dolloped on top. They make a lovely on-the-go breakfast treat, are perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon, and would make a great after school (or work) snack with some cold almond milk.

17. Vegan Italian Anise Cookies

These Vegan Italian Anise Cookies are the perfect addition to your vegan cookie tray, and they are easy to make. Many of us lovingly remember these cookies for their super sweet icing, anise flavoring, and adorable sprinkles. Now you can nostalgically indulge in a vegan version!

18. Almond Butter Holiday Cookies 

Almond Butter Holiday Cookies [Vegan]

No Christmas party or holiday meal is complete without these gluten-free Almond Butter Cookies. They make a great substitute for traditional Christmas cookies, which are often loaded with refined sugars, gluten, and unhealthy fats. Serve them as they are or dehydrate them until they are crunchy on the outside and warm and soft on the inside.

19. Holiday Chocolate Coconut CookiesVegan Holiday Chocolate-Coconut Cookies

Break out your cookie cutters and made some vegan Holiday Chocolate Coconut Cookies!. These customizable creations are infused with the familiar, rich flavors of chocolate and coconut. Decorate them however you like and serve them to loved ones!

20. Raw Christmas Cookies

Christmas is almost here and it’s the perfect time to make delicious Raw Christmas-inspired Cookies to surprise family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. These are not only great tasting, they are 100 percent raw vegan. Who said Christmas cookies had to be unhealthy?

21. Chewy Sugar CookiesBake These Treats for Homemade Cookies Day

Generally, when you think of Chewy Sugar Cookies, your brain is transported to memories filled with mountains of cookie cutters and sanding sugar. You can relive those memories with this plant-based sugar cookie recipe! Add sprinkles, icing, and whatever other decorations suit your fancy.

22. Neapolitan Almond Macaroons 

These Neapolitan Almond Macaroons are decadent, filling, and easy to make! Plus the red and and white layers make them look festive for the holiday season without the addition of artificial coloring! The tri-color effect makes it perfect to serve at a party or to a crowd– it is definitely one made to impress.

23. Almond Shortbread Butterscotch Cookies

Almond Shortbread Butterscotch Cookies that are crispy on the outside with a delicious chewy center filled with thick and rich butterscotch frosting. Best of all, they’re all vegan and gluten-free! These are what some would call a freezer cookie. The simple mix is made up then either refrigerated or frozen, you can then slice it into little disc-shaped cookies and bake to perfection.

24. Cookie Biscuit StacksCookie Biscuit Stacks

These elegant Cookie Biscuit Stacks have just about everything you could want from a cookie. The light, soft cookie biscuit reminds your taste buds of raw cookie dough, the plum jam provides them with a bit of sweetness, and the chocolate dip adds a level of decadence that makes these cookies a dream to bite into.

25. Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies25 Scrumptous, Shareable Vegan Dishes for Your Spring Potluck

Transforming a traditional holiday confection, such as chocolate-covered cherries, into an unexpected dessert is bound to be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike. Why not give these Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies to someone special on your list? Just don’t forget to make some extras for yourself.

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Lead image source: Gingerbread Cookies With Cardamom Vanilla Glaze