Blog Image

12 Days of Vegan Holiday Cookies

At no other time of year than December can you get away with making cookies in such abundance and with such wild abandon. Seriously, 12 days of vegan holiday cookies? This is your free pass to indulge–guilt-free, so get ready to jump in!

You may notice that the joy comes not only from eating the cookies, but from the process itself. In the weeks that lead up to the holidays, we think about our favorite treats, the ones we wait for all year–and perhaps consider how to work a new recipe or two into the mix. Lists are made–who are we baking for, what ingredients do we need, how will we package them up? Then we schedule the baking–maybe you’re a kitchen commando and you do it all in one day, or you might enjoy the leisurely pace of baking, giving, and eating over the course of several weeks. Sweet scents waft out of the kitchen and around your home filling every room with holiday magic. The entire holiday baking process is something so many of us look forward to all year long; those who don’t, without a doubt, look forward to enjoying the end result.

Being vegan doesn’t mean giving up on that treasured ritual. Although many traditional recipes call for ingredients that are not compassionate, like butter, milk, eggs, cream cheese, and chocolate, there are many options available today that will allow you to recreate the classics with only a few simple substitutions.

And if you can have all of the taste and none of the cruelty by swapping a few ingredients, why wouldn’t you? So grab a cup of tea and browse through this year’s delightful delve into the 12 Days of Vegan Holiday Cookies and start making your lists. There’s something for everyone!

12 Days of Vegan Holiday Cookies

Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint CookiesApricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies




Iced and Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookiesiced and spiced apple oatmeal cookies




Cream Cheese Sugar Cookiescream cheese sugar cookies




Chocolate Chip Walnut Mandelbrotchocolate chip walnut mandelbrot




No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter BarsNo-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars




Raspberry-Almond RugelachRaspberry-Almond Rugelach








Lemon and Vanilla Bean ShortbreadLemon and Vanilla Bean Shortbread




Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread CookiesChewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies




Snowballs (Russian Tea Cakes)snowballs (russian tea cakes)




Frosted Gingerbread BarsFrosted Gingerbread Bars




Cranberry-Pistachio BiscottiCranberry-Pistachio Biscotti




Add Love + Stir, Seasonal Spotlight


, , , , , ,