Vegan holiday cookies and holiday cookie boxes are the best treats of the year. I love this tradition as it brings joy to my kitchen, friends, and family. I have 20 vegan holiday cookie recipes, from classic thumbprint cookies to gingerbread men, vegan snickerdoodles, and so much in between.
How to Create a Holiday Cookie Box
Before getting to the cookies, let’s chat about creating a holiday cookie box. While these boxes take a lot of time to make, they bring such joy that the effort of homemade vegan cookies is worth it!
Choosing Your Cookies
The first step in creating a holiday cookie box is deciding which cookies to include. Think about what flavors the recipient will enjoy the most. Next, try mixing and matching flavors and textures; this makes it visually appealing while ensuring a cookie for everyone!
Finally, try to keep dietary restrictions beyond veganism in mind. For example, a dairy-free and gluten-free recipient might also be celiac. If that is the case, they are most likely susceptible to cross-contamination, and their cookies must be baked and packaged separately.
Designing Your Box
Next, on to creating your box. You will want to choose the container by how many different types of cookies you plan on baking, how they will fit, and how you want to present those cookies.
I like a decorative tin because it can be recycled for many years. A cardboard box where you can cut and insert specific sections is also an easy and affordable idea. (Seriously, great use of some of those Amazon boxes!)
Be sure to add interesting visuals. Suggestions include Christmas-colored tissue paper, ornaments, and cookie cutters.
Personalize your Holiday Box
At a time when so much of our lives are impersonal, a handwritten note can have deep personal meaning. It shows you care, and this is not just another cookie box.
It’s time to get on to the fun stuff: determining which vegan cookies you would like to give for Christmas this year!
Vegan Holiday Cookie Recipes
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
This easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Vegan Thumbprint Cookies recipe will give your childhood lunchbox favorite a sweet makeover! Made with just six ingredients, these sweet & salty gluten-free peanut butter & jelly bites are easy and delicious, making them a favorite for holiday cookie plates.
Vegan Sugar Cookie
These Vegan sugar cookies are the perfect holiday dessert! Add your favorite toppings, sprinkles, frosting, or decorations for a fun and festive dessert.
Vegan Gingerbread Men
These vegan gingerbread cookies are a delicious plant-based alternative to traditional gingerbread. Perfect for making gingerbread men, stars, houses, and much more!
Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent Cookies)
Dairy-free Austrian crescent cookies with almond and vanilla.
Vegan Ginger Cookies
These vegan ginger cookies are chewy and soft with crispy edges and have lots of ginger flavor. They’re easy to make; use only eight pantry ingredients and come together in one bowl.
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies combine the perfect amount of pumpkin and complimentary spices with classic chocolate chip cookie flavors to bring you the ultimate Fall cookie.
Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut butter cookies with tons of chocolate chips make for a delicious cookie. This easy vegan cookie recipe will be a family favorite!
Vegan Almond Cookies
These delicious Almond Cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie box. The five ingredients come together easily and are just so good.
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
These vegan and gluten-free Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies only take 3 ingredients!! They’re so easy to make and always a hit!
Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cookies (GF)
Spread some joy with this peppermint brownie cookie recipe dipped in white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes–they make the perfect holiday treat. With soft and chewy centers, these gluten-free and vegan peppermint brownie cookies are bound to be the most popular cookie in the box this year.
Vegan Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Vegan Thumbprint Cookies – The combination of tart jam and a buttery-sweet crumb is bliss in every bite.
Simple to make, packed with flavor, and adaptable to whichever spices you have on hand, these Pumpkin Cookies belong in your autumn baking rotation.
Coconut Sugar Cookies
These easy vegan coconut sugar cookies are like gingerbread without molasses. Made with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a holiday-worthy flavor without hard-to-find ingredients.
Vegan Red Velvet Cookies
These vibrant red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips are a delicious treat for Christmas.
Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
The perfect holiday cookie recipe that tastes just like Christmas! These Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are gluten-free, allergy-free, and full of dairy-free white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies! Easy and delicious, they’re a fun addition to your seasonal cookie swap and dessert platters!
Thumb Print Cookies with Icing
These vegan thumbprint cookies are soft, buttery, and full of icing in the center. They are perfect for Christmas parties; everyone is sure to love them!
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Vegan gingerbread cookies are so fun and festive! They are warmly spiced and have a strong ginger flavor. Top them with icing, frosting or eat them by themselves. They are especially great for Christmas and the holiday season!
If you made these cookies or a holiday cookie box, take a picture and tag me on Instagram. I always love to see how they turn out!
Happy holidays and enjoy making your cookie boxes!