13 Dairy-Free Cookie, Brownie and Bar Recipes

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Cookies and brownies are one of the most conveniently satisfying treats, both easy to make and easy eating. Many traditional cookie recipes contain a large amount of butter, but these recipes are 100 percent dairy-free. Many of the recipes selected here are egg-free as well, making them perfectly suited for a vegan diet. 

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    Vegan Biscotti Recipe

    Honey almond biscotti
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    Scented with almond and cinnamon, these vegan honey almond biscotti are baked twice to melt-in-your-mouth perfection. They're the ideal accompaniment to your favorite coffee drink and a tasty, healthy little snack.

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    All-Peanut Butter Cookies

    Peanut butter cookies
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    With peanut butter as their only fat, these rich ​​all-peanut butter cookies are truly the peanut butter lover's choice. You'll need crunchy peanut butter or, better yet, freshly ground peanut butter. Plus, this recipe works perfectly with your favorite dairy-free milk alternative.

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    Gingerbread People Cookies

    Gingerbread men on wax paper
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    A spicy dough is rolled thin, cut into adorable shapes and baked to sweet, snappy goodness in this gingerbread people cookies recipe. The warm, inviting aroma of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg will fill your home as well. It's a perfect kitchen project for a cold winter day.

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    Vegan Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Banana Cookies

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    These vegan peanut butter oatmeal cookies are sweetened with maple syrup and include fresh bananas. Add cinnamon if you like to sweeten up the sugar-free recipe even more and bake them to a delicious golden brown. They're simple, satisfying, and healthy.

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    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies
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    It is entirely possible to create classic dairy-free chocolate chip cookies. You will not miss a thing when you bake up this recipe and it can even be made vegan-friendly by using an egg alternative. Serve the fresh-baked cookies with a tall glass of homemade almond milk and your snack time indulgence is complete.

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    Coconut Macaroons

    Coconut macaroon
    Claire Cohen

    Shredded coconut, sugar, and egg whites form these light, yet crisp, ​coconut macaroon delights.​ The recipe requires just five ingredients and four basic steps, so it's beyond easy. If you've shied away from making macaroons because you thought they're too difficult, this recipe is a great place to start.

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    Vegan Whoopie Pies

    Whoopie pies
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    Yes, even something as fun as the whoopie pie can be transformed into a vegan delight. These vegan whoopie pies are a real treat, complete with a moist chocolate cake sandwich and a creamy, dairy-free filling. 

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    Vegan Banana Brownies

    Vegan banana brownies
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    Prepared with dark dairy-free chocolate, this vegan banana brownies recipe is a terrific treat for both kids and adults. The recipe includes bananas rather than eggs, which adds an interesting touch that you're sure to enjoy.

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    Vegan Russian Tea Cakes

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    These dairy-free Russian tea cakes are such a nice addition to any dessert table, especially when paired with rich dark chocolate desserts or cakes. Also called Mexican wedding cookies or moon cookies, they're perfect for the holiday season. The recipe is vegan and can even be gluten-free with the right flour.

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

    Dairy free blondies
    Claire Cohen

    Easy to make, these deliciously moist ​dairy-free chocolate chip blondies are perfect for school parties and other get-togethers where a variety of diets will be present. During the holiday season, the blondies also make a tasty treat.

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    Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

    Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
    Claire Cohen

    These ​flourless peanut butter cookies are both simple and delicious. Although most flourless cookie recipes call for tons of butter, these are 100 percent dairy-free. Feel free to add dark chocolate chips or rolled oats to your dough for a flavorful twist.

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    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bakes

    Vegan no-bake chocolate cookies
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    Perfect for after-school snacks and quick, healthier treats, this chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookie recipe contains no eggs or dairy products. To dress them up a bit, drizzle some melted chocolate over the cookies after they've cooled. Serve them with a bit of dairy-free soy ice cream.

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    No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

    Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
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    For this chocolate oatmeal cookies recipe, oats, dates and other wholesome ingredients are combined with melted dairy-free dark chocolate. There's no baking required, simply chill them until they set up.