Beautiful cookies without the usual eggs or butter? Nope, that’s not just holiday folklore. These 15 mouthwatering vegan cookies will surely make you a believer. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or simply a lifelong love of cookies this holiday season, these treats definitely belong on your next cookie tray.

1. Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies: When you’re looking for all of the ginger and molasses flavors of your fave gingerbread men recipe without the crunch, reach for these chewy cookies instead. (via The Fresh Direction)

2. Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Gluten-Free): Olive oil and sea salt provide a savory depth to these decadent, rich chocolate cookies. With flavors so well balanced, it’s hard to stop at just one. (via Will Frolic for Food)


3. Chocolate-Cinnamon Snowflakes: Between the cocoa and cinnamon, these cookies are just like a warm cup of Mexican hot chocolate in edible form. (via Keepin’ It Kind)

4. Stress-Free Holiday Gingerbread Cookies: You’ll love that this dough works just as well for cutout cookies as it does for gingerbread houses. Even if you’re not usually a vegan baker, we bet you already have everything you need to make these cookies in your pantry. (via Food52)

5. Chocolate-Dipped Buckeyes: You don’t have to be from the Buckeye State to enjoy these poppable chocolate and peanut butter confections. (via Edible Perspective)

6. Vegan Candy Cane Cookies: A mix of all-purpose and almond flours sets these sugar cookies apart from the rest. With candy canes sprinkled throughout the dough as well as on top, there’s just the perfect amount of pepperminty-ness going on in each bite. (via Elegantly Vegan)


7. Christmas Pecan Snowballs: Not unlike real snowballs, these cookies will practically melt in your mouth. (via Veggie on a Penny)

8. Chewy Molasses Spelt Cookies With Candied Ginger: The nutty flavor of spelt flour is fantastic in these spicy cookies. You’d never guess that they’re healthier than most. (via Oh She Glows)

9. Lemon Shortbread: You’ll love nibbling on these brightly flavored, “buttery” cookies along with a cuppa tea. Even better: you only need four ingredients to make ’em. (via The Viet Vegan)

10. Frosted Eggnog Cookies: Featuring ‘nog in both the icing and dough, these cookies might just be better than sipping on a cup of the stuff plain or spiked (and that’s saying a lot). (via Half Full)

11. Maple Pecan No-Bakes: The name practically says it all. These no-bake cookies are especially well-suited for any pecan pie fans out there. (via Posh Little Designs)

12. Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Cookie dough balls don their holiday apparel — a coat of chocolate and sprinkle of candy canes — to become perfectly festive bites. (via Veganosity)

13. The Best Sugar Cookies: If you’ve been missing perfectly crisp, thickly iced sugar cookies, this is just the recipe for you. (via Babble)


14. Amaretto Snowballs (Gluten-Free): Made with only four ingredients, these no-bake cookies know how to pack in the almond flavor. They’re delicious served with tea, coffee or even a steaming mugful of (vegan) hot chocolate. (via Pure Ella)

15. Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies: It may seem a little out there to put fresh rosemary in something sweet, but the first time we heard of salt and chocolate together we were equally wary. You can even tease folks and tell them that the green flecks are really Christmas tree trimmings — start working on your poker face now. (via The Post Punk Kitchen)

Will you leave out some vegan cookies for Santa this year? Share your favorite recipes for festive vegan cookies with us below!