The Best Vegan Cookies Recipes

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If you’re looking for a vegan treat that’s beyond delicious, it’s time to find out why homemade vegan cookies recipes are the perfect pick-me-up. Not only do these recipes boast all of the flavors of traditional cookies without any animal byproducts, but each one is full of natural ingredients like oats, nuts, almond milk, and even cocoa powder.

Whether you are looking for the perfect holiday dessert for Christmas or Thanksgiving, just trying to satisfy a sugar craving, or want to bake something special for or with your kids or grandkids, these vegan cookie recipes are treats everyone can enjoy!

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Why Make Vegan Cookie Recipes

There’s nothing inherently wrong with the animal products in normal cookie recipes, in fact, eggs and even butter are quite good for you! But that doesn’t mean they’re great for everyone. I myself feel a lot better when I have eggs every day, but lots of people are allergic!

Or perhaps a family member (or yourself) is highly lactose intolerant and can’t have butter. Or you or a loved one might be vegan due to concern over animal cruelty in our mass farming practices.

Whatever the case, it doesn’t matter. Those who are following a vegan diet for whatever reason need super delicious cookie recipes too!

Are Vegan Cookies Healthy?

Being certified in a few aspects of nutrition I am confident in sharing some advice that you might find surprising. No, vegan cookies are not really any more healthy than your regular average cookie recipe.

How can that be?

You may be wondering. Doesn’t “vegan” mean healthy? Well, yes and no. You can switch to a vegan diet and become way more unhealthy than you were on an omnivore diet.

Vegan diets need to be analyzed very carefully to be sure you are getting a good combination of macros and a low amount of processed foods. Specifically getting enough protein and few enough carbs.

When it comes to cookies, the junky ingredients are actually already vegan. I.e. sugar and white flour. Both are heavily processed and not all that great for you.

It’s really easy though to make your vegan cookies a bit healthier! Consider using stevia or monk fruit instead of white sugar in the recipe. And of course, eat them in moderation.

Moderation is so important. No matter how healthy you are trying to eat, as a certified health coach, I would never ever say give up something you love like cookies! Nope! Even the ones loaded with sugar and white flour. Talk about setting yourself up for failure.

Enjoy these super delicious treats in the times below:

  • After dinner as a family snack
  • When having a sweet-tooth craving
  • On Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any other holiday
  • When making memories with friends or family
  • Whenever you really really want one!

How Vegan Cookies Recipes Fit in a Healthy Diet Plan

One word:


Everything in moderation. If you are looking for a sweet treat to share with the family after dinner some nights, bake some of these super tasty vegan cookies!

Looking for a fun and bonding experience you can share with your grandkids or children (even those allergic to eggs)? Make these vegan cookies and indulge together for the day with some nut milk on the side.

Looking for the perfect recipe to make for Santa, the neighbors, or your party this Christmas? These indulgent yummy cookies are the perfect choice!

Actually any holiday: Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc. These vegan cookies are perfect to indulge in for the holidays and so much fun to make together.

So let’s get to those recipes!

17 Yummy Vegan Cookie Recipes

Some are actually pretty darn healthy, some are simply a vegan version of classic favorites, and some are somewhere in the middle. But one thing I can guarantee… they are all delicious!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Rainbow Nourishments

You only need 7 ingredients to make these easy vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They are so tasty and have a distinct fall flavor that everyone will love.

Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan almond flour chocolate chip cookies recipe

Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies by Delightful Adventure

Make this oat flour chocolate chip cookie recipe for a cookie with texture and flavor! This vegan recipe is perfect with milk or a cup of coffee.

Simple Oatmeal Protein Cookies

Simple Oatmeal Protein Cookies recipe

Simple Oatmeal Protein Cookies by The Oregon Dietitian

This cookie recipe makes for a protein packed treat. Make these with simple ingredients for a healthy snack that can satisfy your cravings for sweets.

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies by Foragers of Happiness

This chocolate chip cookie recipe has yummy bananas added in for a healthy vegan sweet. These are soft, delicious, and perfect to share with your family.

Cashew Butter Cookies

Cashew Butter Cookies

Cashew Butter Cookies by My Quiet Kitchen

This recipe starts with cashew butter and makes a great treat without refined sugar. These are rich, nutty, and so tasty.

Chewy Biscoff Butter Cookies

Chewy Biscoff Butter Cookies

Chewy Biscoff Butter Cookies by Chelsea Peachtree

Make these chewy biscoff cookies for a fantastic vegan snack to share with everyone! Try one warm from the oven for a satisfying treat.

Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies by School Night Vegan 

If you are craving decadent chocolate cookies, then this is the recipe for you! It has melty chocolate and chocolate cookie dough for a double dose of yumminess.

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by Tinned Tomatoes

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are so tasty! Made with vegan ingredients, these cookies can be whipped up in just a few moments for a chewy, sweet treat that everyone will love.

Lemon Lime Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Lime Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Lime Shortbread by The Vegan Lunchbox

Make these shortbread cookies for a fruity and tasty vegan treat. They are slightly sweet, a little tart, and have the best melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookie by An Edible Mosaic

Crunchy and nutty cookies are just the place to add jam. This vegan thumbprint cookie is sure to be a favorite with anyone who samples it.

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies by Texan Erin 

Matcha cookies with decadent chocolate chips make for one unforgettable combination. Make this cookie recipe for an afternoon treat that is vibrant and delicious. I really want to make these for Christmas and call them Grinch cookies!

Healthy Grain-Free Magic Cookie Bars

Grain-Free Magic Cookie Bars

Grain Free Magic Cookie Bars by Coconuts and Kettle Bells

This magic cookie bar recipe has everything; vegan and grain free! With crunchy nuts, melty chocolate and a delicious filling, you are going to love these magic cookie bars from the first nibble.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Vegan Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Vegan Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies by Food Sharing Vegan

Make these thumbprint cookies for a classic combination that everyone will love. This recipe has a soft peanut butter cookie base and tasty jelly in the middle. 

Mexican Shortbread Cookies (Vegan)

Mexican Shortbread Cookies (Vegan)

Mexican Shortbread Cookies by In Mama Maggie’s Kitchen 

You are going to love this lightly spicy shortbread cookie. This recipe is vegan, easy to make, and makes a delicious twist on snack time.

Chocolate Fudge Tahini Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Tahini Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Tahini Cookies by Eat Fresh Glow

Make these fudgy vegan cookies with tahini for a sweet treat that is the definition of decadence. This is one way to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Vegan White Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies

white bean chocolate chip vegan cookie recipe

White Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies by Trina Krug

Grab 8 ingredients to get these white bean cookies ready in under 30 minutes. They are easy, healthier, and sure to be loved by everyone!

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

vegan oatmeal raisin cookies

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by The Vegan Larder

This recipe makes the best vegan oatmeal cookies! Add raisins for a fruity addition that tastes amazing and adds just the right variety of textures.

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