Vegan Cookie Recipes

It is time to make cookies! Vegan cookies! Forget the eggs, we don’t need them. There are plenty of viable egg substitutes to help mold your vegan cookies. This page is filled with information on making vegan cookies.

Some of these cookie recipes call for shortening or vegan butter. I always substitute with coconut oil.

For egg substitute I usually use flax seed meal – two tablespoons flax seed meal added to 1/8 cup water, per egg.

For sugar substitute I usually go for maple syrup though that’s not as sweet as some other natural sweetener options. Lyle’s Golden Syrup is a natural cane sugar syrup used in some recipes.

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: 100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Treats
Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: 100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Treats

Image above: Chocolate Chip and Coconut
Cookies, by Roxanne Ready.

Bakery Style Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – a basic vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Vanilla and Almond Crescents – use coconut oil and vanilla to create these yummy crescent cookies.

Gingerbread Marmalade Sandwich Cookies – this would be a great flavor for Christmas cookies!

Cyclops Cookies – a light-colored dough… place one chocolate chip in the center to create the one “eye.”

Vegan Chocolate Spice Cookies – lots of spices plus cocoa powder.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – for vegans! Sample recipe of the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur.

Basic Vegan Sugar Cookies – easy sugar cookies to roll out, cut, bake, and decorate for holidays or any other day of the year.

Vegan Power Cookies – made with cannellini beans, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and coconut.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – made with maple syrup, cinnamon, and cocoa powder.

Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies – delicious Christmas cookies created by Kelly Peloza.

Easy Vegan Roasted Almond Cookies – only four ingredients, and delicious!

Healthy Vegan Banana Cookies – made with dates, oats, and vanilla.

Vegan Coconut Macaroons – made with cashews and almond extract.

Vegan Shortbread Cookies – yummy. It is great to know you can still have all your favorite cookies after becoming a vegan!

Zesty Coconut Lime Wedding Cookies – a Mexican treat. If you like coconut, you’ll love these vegan cookies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – healthy pumpkin, great for October cookie treats!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies – another great idea for vegan Halloween cookies.

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delicious Recipes That Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds
The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delicious Recipes That Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds

Vegan cookie chef Kelly Peloza’s blog: Vegan Cookie Connoisseur.

Snickerdoodles, Vegan Style – my childhood favorite cookie! Good to know we can make them vegan-style.

Macadamia Snickerdoodle Cookies – another luscious vegan snickerdoodle… this one includes macadamia nuts.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies – delicious, made with almond extract, with a bit of jam in the thumbprint.

Strawberry Thumbprint Anzac Cookies – lots of coconut, made with Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies – a great food combination, using whole wheat flour and soymilk.

Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookies – a convenient melding of two long-time favorite cookie recipes.

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – I love oatmeal cookies… and this uses coconut oil… one of my favorite ingredients. I use it frequently.

Peanut Butter Cookies – using applesauce and gluten-free flour.

Pistachio-Meringue Vegan Cookies – replacing meringue is tricky! This recipe uses wheat starch, xanthan gum, and soy protein isolate.

Very Vegan Christmas Cookies: 125 Festive and Flavorful Treats
Very Vegan Christmas Cookies: 125 Festive and Flavorful Treats

Gingerbread Buddies – speaking of the holidays, this is the vegan solution for gingerbread men (and women)!

Vegan Power Puffs – I don’t know if this is technically called a cookie, but it is highly recommended.

Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies – if you like to add fruit and nuts, this works. Great for holiday baking.

Ren-Oaty Granola Cookies – mmmmm… granola! Oats, sesame, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and more.

22 thoughts on “Vegan Cookie Recipes

  1. I was vegan for a little while but found it a bit hard. Now, I am just a vegetarian. Nice recipe!

    1. I waver back and forth a little, but each time it gets easier to be vegan. Right now I’m vegetarian again as I just came off three months on the candida diet and am taking a culinary break.

  2. Wow! Thanks for posting these. I was looking for vegan cookie recipes, but now I don’t have to.

    Think I’m going to try the banana cookies first. Which is your favorite?

    1. My favorite is peanut butter cookies… but lately I’ve switched to using almond butter.

  3. These look amazing. There is a restaurant near my house that makes vegan cookies and cupcakes, and I always wonder how they are made.

  4. I thank you for the cookie recipes. I have kids with sensory issues and sometimes some of the most common foods give them problems so anything different is worth a try.

    1. I keep yanking ingredients out of my diet. After a while, I don’t miss them. With kids, however, it is hard to control diet because of things they get at their friends’ homes, or at school, if you’re not homeschooling.

  5. Thank you for sharing these recipes. I plan to try some of these.

    1. Happy cookie baking! I used to bake frequently when I was younger. I’ve slowed down a bit now.

  6. Thanks for these great recipes. Over the past few years I have found that a vegan diet can often help with weight loss and keeping fit.

    1. I didn’t lose much on the vegan diet, but I’ve lost a lot since I switched to the candida diet (still vegan for the most part, of course.)

  7. Thanks for the post. My 15 year old daughter decided to go Veggan on us out of nowhere. So I am trying to support her lifestyle choice by finding organic recipes for her. This one will go over well I believe. Thanks again.

    1. I was about your daughter’s age when I decided to become a vegetarian. Back then (1960s) I’d never heard of vegans!

  8. I think I’ll cook Very Vegan Christmas Cookies on this Christmas! Thank you for sharing these recipe!

  9. i dont think i have ever tried anything vegan, cookies are a good way to start i guess.

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