15 Best Vegan Cookies

From Classics to Unexpectedly Creative Treats

Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Welcome to vegan cookie heaven! This is the only vegan cookie recipe collection you'll ever need. Whether you're looking for dairy-free versions of classic treats such as oatmeal raisin, holiday gingerbread, or the ultimate vegan chocolate chip cookies or you want to try something new (hello, chocolate "bacon" cookies!), there's a treat here for every type of sweets lover.

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    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

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    You don't even have to turn on the oven to make chocolate-peanut butter cookies that kids will absolutely flip for. They have fantastic heft, thanks to rolled oats in the batter, with an extra boost of nuttiness from coconut milk. If peanuts are a no-go in your household, go ahead and use almond butter instead.

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    Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies

    Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies

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    Autumn is pumpkin spice season and these scrumptious, low-fat vegan pumpkin spice cake mix cookies are here to represent. Make them easily for Halloween snacking using a box of vegan spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin puree, plus optional vegan chocolate chips.

  • 03 of 15

    Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Make chocolate chip cookies just like mom's—just minus the dairy. This recipe calls for replacing the usual butter and eggs with vegan margarine, egg replacer, and semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips for the tender, chewy cookies of your dreams.

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    Vegan Pfeffernusse Cookies

    Vegan Pfeffernusse Cookies

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    Iced Pfeffernusse cookies are a delightful Christmas treat that originated in Germany. Enjoy a vegan version of the dressed-up holiday gingerbread cookie with this clever recipe that tastes just like the original, but is entirely dairy-free and egg-free.

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  • 05 of 15

    Vegan Chocolate Chip "Bacon" Cookies

    Vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe

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    Don't go bacon your heart! Now vegans can enjoy the awesomeness that happens when the tastes of rich, sweet chocolate and salty, savory "bacon" (actually veggie bacon) collide in this veganized version of the ultimate chocolate chip bacon cookie.

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    Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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    Oatmeal raisin cookies are a childhood classic that are perfect for tucking into kids' school lunchboxes or enjoying with your afternoon tea or coffee. This must-know recipe has all the ingredients that make this cookie so beloved, including brown sugar, oatmeal, raisins, vanilla, and spices, with a few ingredient substitutes to keep it vegan-friendly.

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    Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Double chocolate chunk vegan cookies

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    Vegan chocolate lovers, meet your new favorite cookie! Densely chocolatey cookies with vegan chocolate chunks are heavenly to eat, and so easy to bake in less than 30 minutes. If you like a cookie with more texture, you can toss a handful of chopped nuts into the batter before baking.

  • 08 of 15

    Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookie

    Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookie

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    Sugar cookies are an iconic holiday treat, but why not enjoy them year-round? This clever recipe sneakily replaces the typical eggs and dairy with silken tofu for a moist and tender sugar cookie that melts in your mouth. Plenty of freshly-grated lemon zest and lemon juice add a lovely, citrusy flavor.

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  • 09 of 15

    Vegan Shortbread Cookies

    Vegan Shortbread Cookies

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    Shortbread cookies are traditionally made with lots of butter, but vegans can enjoy this classic treat by swapping in dairy-free soy margarine. This easy cookie recipe needs only four ingredients to produce classic-tasting treats that taste just like grandma used to make.

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    Vegan Honey Almond Biscotti

    Vegan Honey Almond Biscotti

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    Do you crave almond biscotti cookies with your morning coffee, but think they are off-limits because you are vegan? Enjoy the crunchy, twice-baked, Italian cookies guilt free with this recipe, which includes finely ground almonds, almond extract, cinnamon, and agave nectar.

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    Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

    Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

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    Wow friends and family at holiday time with the best vegan gingerbread cookies ever. Molasses makes the cookies super soft, with cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg adding fantastic fragrance. Plan to chill the dough for at least a couple of hours (up to overnight) before rolling out, cutting into shapes, baking, and decorating.

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    Easy Vegan Date Macaroon Cookies

    Easy Vegan Date Macaroon Cookies

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    Sugar-free vegan date macaroon cookies taste indulgent, but are all natural and healthy, making them an ideal after-school snack for kids. Make them like magic by combining dates, banana, and coconut flakes in your food processor, and baking for 10 to 15 minutes.

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    Vegan Chocolate Spice Cookies with Cloves, Cinnamon and Ginger

    Vegan Chocolate Spice Cookies with Cloves, Cinnamon and Ginger

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    If you've got half an hour, you have time to bake delicious vegan chocolate spice cookies. They have a taste similar to gingerbread and include your favorite holiday spices with just a hint of cocoa flavor.

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    Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

    Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

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    Folding dried cranberries into the batter for chewy vegan oatmeal cookies gives them some bright color and a nicely tangy flavor. Make them for holiday cookie swaps or for serving to drop-in guests at any time of year.

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    Sugar-Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

    Sugar-Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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    Create a kid-friendly mash-up of classic oatmeal cookies and kid-favorite chocolate-peanut butter cookies with this sugar-free, high-fiber recipe. These cookies taste indulgent, but are made using wholesome ingredients, including bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, and oatmeal. Maple syrup is used in place of sugar.