38 Delicious Vegan Christmas Cookies

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From classic to fun, healthy and easy-to-make: these hand-selected vegan Christmas cookies will be a true hit with the whole family this season!

Make this year’s holiday season special by preparing vegan-friendly Christmas cookies that are totally approved by all eaters.

Whether you’re looking for gluten-free or lower-sugar Christmas cookies, true classics, or decadent treats that can be turned into food gifts, our collection will not disappoint!

You can also find more vegan Christmas desserts, vegan Christmas dinners and vegan Christmas breakfast recipes around our website to make this holiday as rich in plant-based goodness as you like.

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38 Irresistible Vegan Christmas Cookies

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

From classic to fun, healthy and easy-to-make: these hand-selected vegan Christmas cookies will be a true hit with the whole family this season! The following snickerdoodle cookie dough balls make for delightful and healthier treats during the holidays and are ready to enjoy in no time.


Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls

  • ½ cup almond butter (125 g)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (80 g)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup almond flour (80 g)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar (60 g)
  • 1.5 tablespoons cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Combine almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in a bowl, using a spoon. 
  2. Gradually add almond flour and mix again until everything’s smooth and homogenous. You can use a hand mixer for better results!
  3. Put brown sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Pinch off small bites from the dough and roll into little balls.
  5. Coat them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place them on a parchment paper-lined sheet.
  6. Repeat until around 15 balls have been formed and coated. Place your sheet into the fridge and store the snickerdoodle cookie dough balls for up to 5 days or enjoy at your convenience.


  • You can use any liquid vegan sweetener for this recipe.
  • Feel free to swap almond flour for oat flour and almond butter for cashew butter!
  • Flatten out the dough balls on parchment paper and add crisscrosses with a fork to create super easy no-bake cookies!
  • Find 30+ more easy vegan Christmas cookies and balls in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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