Literally 50 Fabulous Cookies, Bars, and Candies You Can Make Without Animal Products This Holiday

’Tis the season to enjoy yourself without supporting animal cruelty!

Marla Rose
Dec 18, 2019 · 3 min read
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Being vegan doesn’t mean going without all those sweet, sweet carbs that help us to power through the stressful holiday season: In fact, you can have your vegan cookies and eat ’em too and you won’t even get salmonella from sampling your dough straight from the mixing bowl, either.

‘Tis the season to enjoy yourself without supporting animal agribusiness, which is so cruel to animals and destructive to our planet. Here are fifty cookies, bars and candies without animal products — mostly cookies, because let’s face it, it’s all about cookies right now — you can enjoy without compromise.

If you have a recipe for a treat you’d like to convert to being animal-free, check out this quick but helpful guide for egg replacements. (Dairy is easy to replace one for one with plant-based milk, but this experiment might be helpful to review.) So dust off your oven mitts, break out your mixing bowls and measuring cups and get ready to bake up a storm for cookie exchanges, office holiday parties and even a vegan-curious Santa Claus.

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Soft-Batch Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting (Dustin Harder via VegNews)
Peppermint Meltaway Christmas Cookies (Sweet Simple Vegan)
Spiced Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Vegan Street)
Snowmen Meringue Cookies (Vegan Huggs)
Danish Butter Cookies (Wallflower Kitchen)
Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies (Spabettie)
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Vegan Street)
Mexican Wedding Cookies (Dora’s Kitchen)
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (Vegan Street)
Almond Linzer Cookies with Cherry Preserves (Oh, Ladycakes)
Gluten-Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (The Pretty Bee)
Perfect Rugelach (Sunnyside Hanne)
Florentine Cookies (Food 52)
Snickerdoodles: Soft, Thick and Puffy (Nora Cooks)
The Most Wonderful Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever (Baker By Nature)
White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies (Vegan Mos)
Extra Snappy and Soft Ginger Cookies (Vedged Out)
My Famous Chocolate Chip Macaroons (Julie Hasson)

Image: Free Vintage Illustrations

Banana-Cashew Balls (Fatfree Vegan Kitchen)
Gingerbread Cookies (Loving It Vegan)
Chocolate-Covered Hazelnut Grahams (The First Mess)
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan Richa)
Molasses Cookies (Vegan Mos)*
Healthy Pecan Sandies (Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures)
Pfeffernüsse Cookies (Lands and Flavors)
Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies (The Curious Chickpea)
Fluffy Frosted Eggnog Sugar Cookies (Vegan Guide to the Galaxy)
Almond Shortbread Cookies (Love and Lemons)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows (The PPK)
Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies (Loving It Vegan)
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies (Namely Marly)
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Heart of a Baker)
Dirty Chai Sugar Cookies (VegNews)
Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam (Vegan Huggs)
Mint Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies (Vegan in the Freezer)

Image: Free Vintage Illustrations

Coconut Almond Macaroons (Simple Veganista)
Ginger Icebox Cookies (Food.com)
Raspberry Macarons (Mad About Macarons)
Oatmeal Cookies (Delicious Everyday)
Classic New York Black and White Cookies (Spabettie)
Almond Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot (Vegan Street)
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti (Eggless Cooking)
Gooey Butterscotch Blondies (Tasting Table)
Rum Balls (Beautiful Ingredient)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Bigger Bolder Baking)
Peppermint Patties (It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken)
Almond Butter Cups (The Beaming Baker)
Salted Caramels (Fork and Beans)
Peanut Butter and Pretzel Cups (¡Hola! Jalapeño)
Bittersweet Cashew Cream Truffle Squares (Fran Costigan)

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Marla Rose

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Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of VeganStreet.com and VeganStreetMedia.com.

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A friendly + radical vegan magazine dedicated to living well with kindness towards animals, care for the planet, and justice for all.

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