It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! Enjoy the holidays with some delicious vegan, gluten-free Christmas cookies.

The Christmas spirit is finally setting in and what’s a better way to set the mood than by baking delicious and merrily decorated cookies?

The smell of freshly baked dough is an absolutely fantastic way to bond during Christmas. With these 20 recipes, you could make enough cookies to last the entire season and share them with family, friends, and others. It’s a genuine gesture to highlight one of the many ways of sharing during the season of giving.

20+ Vegan Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

All these cookies are vegan and gluten-free and with each bite, you’ll relive the instance of tasting the most flavorful treats you’ve ever made.

1. Thumbprint Cookies

See recipe at Healthier Steps and pin it.

These cookies look so lovely that you could just stare at them for a good while before eating them all.

The filling is a sweet red or orange jam drizzled with granulated sugar. If you have homemade jam, it’ll make it even more special.

I guarantee that they’ll be done within minutes after cooling because these are insanely addictive with a healthy twist.

2. Classic Vegan Sugar Cookies

See recipe at Allergylicious and pin it.

If you prefer simpler cookies that you can decorate on your own, then this classic vegan sugar cookie recipe is perfect.

Grab your cookie cutters, icing, and sprinkles to get really creative. I’ve seen some really cute turnouts for this kind of cookie.

You have no need to worry about dairy or non-vegan ingredients because everything will be to your liking. From the texture to the taste and lovely aroma

3. Shortbread Cookies

See recipe at Healthier Steps and pin it.

These vegan shortbread cookies will shock you when they come out of the oven. vegan, gluten-free, melts in your mouth, and tastes just like one of my favorite classics. They are great for entertaining, gifting, and eating at any time.

This vegan shortbread cookie recipe is the absolute perfect replacement.

It reminds me of the popular Walker’s Shortbread Cookies that you can find everywhere this time of year and at all the parties throughout the year.

4. Gingerbread Men

See recipe at Minimalist Baker and pin it.

These chewy gingerbread cookies have quite an intense taste you’ll absolutely love. A little crisp on the outside but quite tender and chewy on the inside.

The gluten-free grains in this recipe make it both healthy and tasty. After making the dough you can form them into the most adorable gingerbread men or simply roll and bake them into circular-shaped cookies.

5. Pecan Pie Cookies

See recipe at Short Girl Tall Order and pin it.

These Vegan Pecan Pie Cookies are so chewy & delicious! Cinnamon cookies get filled with a gooey homemade pecan pie filling for an amazing vegan cookie recipe.

6. Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies

See recipe at Minimalist Baker and pin it.

Vegan Snickerdoodles are much-enjoyed German-inspired cookies. It is gluten and dairy-free as well as a favored naturally sweetened treat.

They’re so good and can be served well while you exchange and unwrap gifts this year. It’s a bit fluffy on the inside, spiked with cinnamon, and naturally sweet, making it enjoyable.

They’re easier to make and definitely won’t use up all the time in your day unless you get hooked and decide to make several batches.

7. Mexican Wedding Cookies

See recipe at Healthier Steps and pin it.

These Mexican wedding cookies are so heavenly! All the ingredients are well rubbed together to create that even taste of buttery and nutty powdered sugar cookies.

They’ve got a variety of names but are most commonly called wedding cookies, snowball cookies, or Russian tea cakes. Follow the recipe, and in no time, you’ll be watching them cool so you can eagerly eat as many as you like.

8. Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti

See recipe at Evergreen Kitchen and pin it.

Just imagine it! Everyone is sitting around the fireplace, sharing fun stories while having biscotti and a warm beverage like hot chocolate with marshmallows. Such a pleasing thought!

This dessert is made with all the right ingredients to have you scraping at the very crumbs. Adding a chocolate drizzle to the top makes it even better. It’s both gluten- and dairy-free, which makes it incredibly loved by many.

9. Peanut Butter Cookies

See recipe at Healthier Steps and pin it.

These delicious Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect childhood classic. Full of pure peanut buttery goodness, these are egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and still melt in your mouth. Enjoy them with a cool glass of non-dairy milk!

Adding mix-ins to it is just a plus but if you are a real lover of peanut butter, you won’t be able to resist this one.

10. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

See recipe at Strength & Sunshine and pin it.

Soft and chewy, these Vegan White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are a must for the holiday season! They’re gluten-free, allergy-free, and so easy to make!

Grab your favorite dairy-free white chocolate chips and dried cranberries for this thick, buttery, sweet, and tart cookie recipe that’s perfect for Christmas or as a winter treat!

11. Molasses Cookies

See recipe at Healthier Steps and pin it.

These soft and chewy Vegan Molasses Cookies just melt in your mouth, with the perfect blend of spice and sweetness. They are perfect for Christmas!

12. Orange Cardamom Cookies

See recipe at Short Girl Tall Order and pin it.

Tart and sweet orange is mixed with spicy & fragrant cardamom for an absolutely delicious eggless & dairy-free sugar cookie.

These orange juice cookies contain easy and simple ingredients—and only 9 of them!

13. Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

See recipe at Healthier Steps and pin it.

Enjoy these lovely Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti with a warm drink or on their own. They are gluten-free, vegan, and have a wonderful pistachio and almond flavor, with cranberries for a hint of tartness.

Almond flour, ground pistachios, and ground flaxseeds made this a very easy recipe to make gluten-free and vegan.

14. Oatmeal Cream Pies 

See recipe at Purely Kaylie and pin it.

These vegan oatmeal cream pies are the most delicious cookie sandwiches! A sweet vanilla cream frosting is sandwiched between two soft and chewy oatmeal cookies.

Oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and molasses come together to form this totally irresistible dessert.

It’s a healthier twist on the childhood classic Little Debbie treat, made with dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients!

15. Birthday Cake Cookies

See recipe at Peanut Butter + Chocolate and pin it.

With crispy edges and super soft and buttery centers, these cookies are bursting with sprinkles. There is always a reason to celebrate, and just wanting vegan birthday cake cookies is reason enough for me!

These cookies are super easy to make, and they come together rather quickly. The best part about them (besides the fact that they are delicious) is that they are made without eggs or dairy! Can you believe it?

16. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

See recipe at Sarah Bakes Gluten Free and pin it.

Soft cake-like gingerbread cookies with an orange buttercream filling You’ll never believe these heavenly gingerbread whoopie pies are gluten free and vegan!

I have a few holiday flavors that I just can’t get enough of. Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, and chocolate peppermint Want to know my favorite? Gingerbread. 

It’s the deep, rich sweetness of the molasses and the spice from both the ginger and cinnamon. So good. So, so so good.

17. Tahini Cardamom Cookies

See recipe at Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen and pin it.

This is the perfect crunchy cookie, flavored with cardamom, cinnamon, and tahini.

There is something so satisfying about biting into a crunchy cookie. Something a soft cookie just doesn’t offer. Plus crunchy cookies are perfect to dunk into your cup of tea!

18. Vegan Viennese Whirls

See recipe at Gluten Free Alchemist and pin it.

Viennese Whirls are like sandwiched cookies clamped together with jam and buttercream. This one is so good you’ll most likely be baking them even after the Christmas holiday has ended.

Never tasted something so buttery and delicious. Getting it exactly how you want can be a bit tricky in the beginning but on your second try, you’ll be obsessed.

19. Raspberry Cranberry Bars

See the recipe at Healthy Gluten-Free Family and pin it.

A shortbread-like cookie base + Raspberry Lemon filling + Crumble = an out-of-this-world Gluten-Free, vegan treat!

The cookie base has a nice buttery flavor and perfect texture that provides just enough crunch to balance the jammy filling, and the filling is just the right amount of sweetness, balanced by a touch of lemon juice, and the crumble topping is the perfect finish!

20. Toasted Coconut Macaroons

See the recipe at Strawberry Shortbakes and pin it.

Beautifully toasted on the outside while staying moist and chewy on the inside, these vegan coconut macaroons are a coconut lover’s dream!

I love a lot of things about these vegan coconut macaroons. I love that they mentally transport me to a tropical island. And I love that they are rich and moist, but that the shredded coconut pieces on the outside give them a toasty taste and texture.  

21. Chinese Almond Cookies

See the recipe at Healthier Steps and pin it.

Chinese almond cookies are traditionally made to celebrate the New Year. They are shaped like coins, so they are believed to bring fortune.  These cookies have a delicate, crunchy, melt-in-the-mouth texture with a flavorful almond flavor.

These vegan gluten-free Chinese almond cookies are so indulgent, with the perfect sweetness without refined sweetener. They are a healthy sweet that is perfect for celebrating the Chinese New Year. 

Happy Holidays!

I hope that whichever of these 20 recipes you decide to try will turn out to be the best.

Happy holidays!

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