25+ Irresistible Vegan Christmas Cookies

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Looking for a vegan Christmas treat? You absolutely need to bake these vegan Christmas cookies! They are fragrant and delicious. Everyone will love them.

collage of vegan Christmas cookies

There is no Christmas without cookies!

The smell of hot cookies in the oven, going around the house, is the most comforting reminder that the holiday season is just around the corner.

And you will LOVE this collection of the best vegan Christmas cookies!

My idea is to bake one of these cookie recipes per day: the Vegan Christmas Cookies Advent Calendar!

Call me crazy, but who doesn’t want a bit of indulgence during the holiday?

If you are with me, start from number one and then go down the list and try all these delicious Christmas treats!

And if you don’t want to eat them all by yourself, they will look incredible in any Christmas cookie box. It’ll be the most delicious Christmas gift they will ever receive!

They are also perfect for a cookie exchange with your family and friends!

For more vegan Christmas recipes, check out my irresistible Christmas recipe collection! And for more cookie recipes, check out these 25 healthy Christmas cookies.

25+ Best Vegan Christmas Cookies

Here you'll find the best vegan cookies ever: no-bake cookies, gluten-free vegan Christmas cookies, vegan gingerbread cookies, paleo options, and nut-free cookies!

Ready to bake the best vegan holiday cookies?

It’s time to get in the kitchen and start baking!

And if you try any of these Vegan Christmas cookie recipes, let me know in the comments!

Happy holidays and happy baking!

25+ Vegan Christmas Cookies

These Hazelnut Gingerbread Man Sandwich Cookies are some of my favorites vegan Christmas cookies. Nutty, soft in the center, slightly crispy on the edges, and filled with indulgent chocolate, they are the perfect Christmas treat for some holiday deliciousness.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Sara Trezzi

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3/4 whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 hazelnuts
  • 5 1/2 tablespoon nut butter - almond butter or hazelnut butter works best
  • 6 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons almond milk

Chocolate Filling

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter - almond butter or hazelnut butter works best
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk

Instructions

  • Add the flour and hazelnuts to a food processor bowl or a blender and mix until the hazelnuts reach a fine consistency (note 1).
  • Add to the bowl the nut butter, coconut sugar, and almond milk. Blitz a few times until you get a crumbly dough.
  • Remove the dough from the food processor bowl, place it in a bowl covered with a lid or kitchen towel, and let it chill in the fridge for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 320F (160C).
  • Once the dough is chilled, divide it into two parts as it'll be much easier to work with. Roll out the cookie dough until about 1/5 inch thick. Use some parchment paper to roll the dough onto, so it won't stick to your working surface (note 2). Then use a cookie cutter to cut into shape. Repeat until you've used up all the dough (note 3).
  • Place the cut-out cookies onto a lined baking sheet. These cookies will hold their shape and won’t spread so you can keep them quite close to one another.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes (note 4).
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. In the meantime, prepare the chocolate spread. Place the chocolate in a small bowl and melt it in the microwave in 20-second intervals, mixing in between. Once melted, add the nut butter and the cold almond milk and mix well with a spoon until you get a Nutella-like consistency.
  • Spread the backside of one gingerbread man with the chocolate spread and cover with another gingerbread man. Continue until you have filled all your gingerbread man sandwich cookies!

Notes

Note 1: You can blend the hazelnuts alone if you prefer, but I found that mixing them with the flour helps to bind them together. Don’t stress too much if you still have some small pieces of hazelnuts left in the mix. They’ll just add texture.
Note 2: As you work the dough, you might notice that it can become quite oily. That’s the oil from the nuts getting warm at room temperature. It’s pretty normal. If it becomes too oily, you can simply put it back in the fridge for a few minutes to firm it up again. 
Note 3: You should be able to make around 32 little gingerbread men if you use a 2.9 inches cookie cutter like I did, which will then make 16 gingerbread man sandwiches.
Note 4: You are going to have to find the sweet baking spot for these cookies. Don’t cook them much longer, or they will become quite hard. If you bake them too little, they’ll be too crumbly and soft. 
 
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate per cookie sandwich.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Sugar: 5g

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh wow! All these vegan cookies look delicious! Canโ€™t wait to try them all!

  2. 5 stars
    These cookies look amazing!
    Can’t wait to try them all ๐Ÿ™‚