Happy National Cookie Day! Cookies are a popular dessert, snack, and even breakfast item all year round. But during the holidays, cookies are even more fun to make. You can make them in cute festive shapes like snowmen, gingerbread men, stars, Christmas trees, you name it! Not to mention, children in the family will love the idea of leaving cookies for Santa (which you can sneakily eat during the night).

We’ve searched through our Food Monster App to bring you a list of 15 delicious, vegan Christmas cookies! Enjoy!

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1. Snowman Macarons

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Holly Jade‘s adorable Snowman Macarons are filled with orange buttercream, and decorated with vegan royal icing. These cute macarons are the perfect edible festive gift for a special occasion.

2. Coconut Molasses Ginger Cookies

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

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3. Orange Shortbread Cookies

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Maryke Wylde‘s Orange Shortbread Cookies are so delicious – a crunchy little shortbread style cookie, great for morning or afternoon tea. Your guests will never guess that butter was not involved in making these so tasty. Try them out, they are very simple to make!

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4. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

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The warmth of a cup of hot chocolate. The zing of a little peppermint. All in these Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies by Holly Bertone. This cookie puts it together with all of the flavor, but none of the sugar crash. Eat it. Dunk it. Take it to a cookie exchange. Leave it out for Santa. Just don’t call it ordinary.

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5. Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

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Wendy Irene‘s Gingerbread Cookies taste like what Christmas should taste like, and I’m certain you’ll be singing in carols while you bake and enjoy these with your loved ones.

6. Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

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Holly Jade‘s Holiday Gingerbread Cookies are super easy to make and taste delicious. They are crisp ginger cookies which are perfectly spiced, decorated with homemade vegan royal icing which dries out at room temperature. This is a classic recipe for Christmas which everyone will enjoy. Even pop a few on a plate along with a glass of dairy-free milk for Santa, we’re sure he’ll want more than one!

7. Thin Mint Copycat Cookies

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A crispy mint chocolate cookie, spread with a layer of slightly minted chocolate icing to give you an after dinner, lunch, breakfast, snack, pre-snack snack, pre-lunch, any time of the day, worthy treat. Lauren Wright‘s Thin Mint Copycat Cookies will leave you wanting more.

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8. Simple Ginger Bread Houses

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These Simple Gingerbread Houses by Holly Jade would be perfect gifts for Christmas, as a centerpiece at your festive dining table or to enjoy making and eating, they are scrumptious! The gingerbread is perfectly spiced with ginger and has a lovely crunch, which is exactly what you want in a ginger cookie.

9. Spelt Linzer Cookies With Fruit Jam Center

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You might even have everything you need in your kitchen now to make Petra Vogel‘s super easy Spelt Linzer Cookies. You’ll just need berry jam, spelt flour, sugar, vegan butter, icing sugar, lemon zest, vanilla sugar, egg-replacer, salt and lemon zest. Easy-peasy!

10. Cinnamon Sugar Pizzelles

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Ring in the holiday season with these fun and festive Cinnamon Sugar Pizzelles by Gina Fontana! Beautiful and easy to make, they’ll be the first cookies to go at your next holiday party.

11. Raw Peppermint Oreos Dipped in Dark Chocolate

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Emily von Euw‘s Raw Peppermint Oreos Dipped in Dark Chocolate are chewy chocolate cookies sandwiching a peppermint vanilla coconut creme filling. And 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. Okay, now life can’t get any better.

12. Chocolate Orange Cookies

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You’re probably including oranges in your grocery shopping list already to fill stockings, so here’s a delicious recipe in which you can use those oranges to make some delicious cookies. These sweet Chocolate Orange Cookies by Lenia Patsi have a surprisingly tangy bite of orange!

13. Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

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Grab a hot beverage and curl up on the couch with Rachel Hanawalt‘s beautiful, buttery, and flavorful holiday Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies that are so easy to make! Once done, these cookies are scrumptious wafers of buttery cherry and almond. They’re sure to be a hit at your next holiday cookie exchange, Valentine’s Day party, or just in the comfort of your own cozy kitchen with a steamy cup of coffee or tea.

14. Soft Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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Katarina Hawk‘s Soft Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are perfectly soft and thick. Making a fun and unique cookie has never been easier!

15. Cherry and Pistachio Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Enjoy these festive and decadent Cherry and Pistachio Double Chocolate Chip Cookies by Rachel Clarke, with the added crunch of pistachios! The fresh cherries give an added sweetness to the cookie that is absolutely delicious.

We hope you enjoy these cookie recipes all holiday season long from your family Christmas dinner to holiday work parties, and any ugly sweater parties you attend. For more delicious recipes, download our Food Monster App, where you’ll find over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.

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