27 Vegan Cookie Recipes For When You Need A Homemade Sweet Treat

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Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked cookies…nothing! So, where would my site be without a roundup for vegan cookie recipes? Nowhere, that’s where!

Grab a glass of milk or a cup of tea and settle in for a mouthwatering ride…

Vegan Viennese Whirls

Vegan viennese whirls

The Wallflower Kitchen is a charming vegan cooking blog written by a clever chef named Aimee. As you’ll see, this is one of my favorite places on the Internet…and boy does she know her cookies!

Her Viennese Whirls are a delicious take on the traditional Dutch butter cookies that we all love during the holidays. Rich, dairy-free butter, and seedless raspberry jam filling liven up the crumbly cookies. You won’t be able to keep your hand out of the tin, and I know you won’t be able to resist trying out many of Aimee’s other recipes.

You can read all about these cookies at the Wallflower Kitchen.


The Best Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Plant-based peanut butter cookies

Saying you have the best of anything is a tall order, but I think Raquel from My California Roots has a pretty convincing claim with her peanut butter cookie recipe.

In her fun family blog, she regales us with stories of summer fun and a marriage proposal. Was it the cookies? I don’t know for sure, but if you serve them with ice cream as Raquel suggests you may just fall in love, too…with the cookies, I mean.

Learn to love your vegan cooking a little bit more by visiting My California Roots.


Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet cookies

What’s better than a cookie? Why, two cookies, of course!

If there’s anything better than two cookies, however, it’s red velvet cake. Sarah from My Darling Vegan has put the two together in a marriage made in dairy-free heaven, and their striking appearance is as pleasing as their taste.

You can find the recipe on her lovely and informative blog, My Darling Vegan.


Vegan Brookies

Brookies: cookies and brownies combined #vegan

A water dish can provide a cool drink or a refreshing wash tub for furry toes. A piece of delicious dry food can also be a fun toy to bat around the kitchen. Cats know two things are better than one, and so does Ania over at Lazy Cat Kitchen.

She has posted a recipe for a brownie that looks like a cookie; a brookie! Her ideas are as clever as they are fun, and you can perk your whiskers with this delicious brookie recipe at Lazy Cat Kitchen.


Frosted Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin biscuits

Sarah’s created a classic taste of Fall with these spicy pumpkin cookies on her sassy blog, A Saucy Kitchen.

Whether you’re indulging an autumnal sweet tooth, or simply want a good cookie, these pumpkin delights will definitely satisfy. They are perfect for anyone who needs a cookie that is both vegan and easy on sensitive digestive systems, as they’re also gluten-free.

Check out her thoughtful recipe at A Saucy Kitchen today!


Vegan Custard Creams

Vegan custard creams English biscuits

Tea time just isn’t the same without a biscuit, and, once again, Aimee of the Wallflower Kitchen has another amazing recipe for you.

Custard is typically made with eggs and milk, but she has discovered that certain custard powders are both vegan and all natural – who knew? Aimee’s blog is full of insights and charming stories that I think complements her well-curated collection of easy vegan recipes anyone can make beautifully.

Drop in on the Wallflower Kitchen to learn how to make these English classics.


3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies

Coconut cookies vegan

Veera of The Queen Of Delicious has simplicity down to an art form. Using just bananas, oats, and shredded coconut, she has proven that you don’t need sugar to be sweet.

She cares a lot about the health of her readers and has packed her blog full of treats that will help them cut the refined sugars out of their life…without compromising on taste.

Try this simple recipe from The Queen Of Delicious and find out just how sweet sugar-free life can be.

Vegan Gluten-Free Wagon Wheels

Vegan Wagon Wheels

Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen is a classy eponymously-named blog run by the equally classy Nadia. I love this site!

In this post, Nadia set out to recreate one of Australia’s delicious cookies which rolled on over to England and became a routine part of tea all across the nation.

I know you’ll love these chocolate covered jam and cream filled Wagon Wheels as much as I do, so check out the recipe at Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen today!

Vegan Flourless Pistachio Cookies

Flourless pistachio cookie recipe

I love cats and, I mean, we’re on the Internet, so who doesn’t, right?

It should come as no surprise, then, that I love Ania’s blog, Lazy Cat Kitchen; a site we’ve already visited once in this post. This post shows us how to recreate these great pistachio cookies that are as nutritious as they are delightful.

In each of her blog posts, Ania provides well thought out instructions to help you navigate the sometimes-obscure ingredients that make up the vegan kitchen.

You can find the recipe for these cookies, and a helpful video, at Lazy Cat Kitchen. They’re the cat’s meow.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten-free vegan sugar cookies

Laura of the Petite Allergy Treats blog really does care a lot about the needs of people who are allergic to gluten, nuts, eggs, and a number of other ingredients. This is definitely a site to bookmark if you or a loved one need to watch what goes into your meals.

This easy-to-make recipe is sure to make your holiday merrier, whether you’re looking out for a food allergy or simply want a vegan version of this traditional cut-out Christmas cookie. Best of all, you get to decorate the festive shapes with icing, too!

Head on over to Petite Allergy Treats today to see why I love this recipe so much.

Vegan Danish Butter Cookies

All vegan Danish butter cookies

Let’s stick with the festive theme for a moment. I don’t know about you, but in my home, it’s just not Christmas until someone opens a tin of delicious Danish cookies.

Thanks to the dedication of Aimee at the Wallflower Kitchen, there’s zero guilt involved in snacking on these healthy and ethical “butter” cookies. She’s spent time refining her recipe, so you would never know they’re dairy-free if you didn’t make them yourself.

I know you’ll appreciate this festive treat so check out the Wallflower Kitchen to learn how to make them for your next holiday party.

Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

Blueberry oatmeal cookies vegan

In the words of Sarah from ASaucyKitchen.com, “Mondays require cookies, don’t you think?”. I certainly think so. Mondays, and Tuesdays, and Wednesdays…I think you get my point!

Sarah’s delicious blueberry oatmeal cookies let you indulge any day of the week without feeling guilty. She has written a very thoughtful post to accompany this easy recipe that will have you seeing blueberries in a whole new light.

Find out what she has to say on her blog, A Saucy Kitchen.


Ginger Turmeric Vanilla Cookies

Ginger turmeric cookie

Most vegan cookies focus on traditional tastes that many of us grew up on, but Bastian and Eloise of Nest and Glow boldly take cookies to exotic new places.

I found the balance between the pungent ginger and the decadent cashew cream complementary in a wonderfully surprising way.  You can find this, and more of their creative recipes on their blog, Nest & Glow.


Foolproof Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Plant-based choc chunk cookies

Chocolate chunk cookies laugh in the face of their meeker chocolate chip cousins. They know more chocolate is better than less, and Nico of Yumsome.com does too.

I love how her outgoing personality comes through in her recipes as much as it does in her blog posts, and I’m certain you will love it too. Though these cookies boast a bold bite (say that three times fast), throwing them together is as easy as one, two, three.

Nico shows you how on her blog, which includes a helpful video, over at Yumsome.com.


Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Thick peanut butter cookies

Nicole of Sweet Like Cocoa seems to get an impish joy out of fooling our taste buds.

Her sassy vegan twists on classic recipes are designed to cleverly hide the fact that there are no animal products in the food. I dare you to tell me her chewy vegan peanut butter cookies don’t taste just like the real McCoy!

Reading her posts is almost as much fun as eating her cookies. Don’t miss out; find out how to make them at SweetLikeCocoa.com and see if they fool your tongue as well as they fooled mine.


Spiced Orange Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Spicy orange oatmeal biscuits

Once again, we turn to the queen of cookies, Aimee of Wallflower Kitchen, as she employs such great variety and creativity in every recipe she posts…and this reimagining of the classic oatmeal cookie is one of her best yet!

One of the things I love most about vegan cooking is that recipes which typically use animal products can be reimagined in clever new ways. This particular recipe uses both orange extract and zesty orange rind to infuse a delicious citrus twang into each bite, and the results are amazing!

Rediscover what an oatmeal cookie can be by trying out her recipe today.

Vegan Anzac Biscuits

Vegan Anzac biscuits

I can already hear you asking, “What in Heaven is an Anzac biscuit?”. While they may not come from Heaven, they are pretty close to it!

As a consequence of being made to be non-perishable for Australian soldiers fighting in World War 1, Anzac biscuits are naturally vegan. They stuck around after the war ended and became a staple treat that is regularly enjoyed on Australia Day. Still wondering what the name is all about? Well, ANZAC is an acronym of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Now you know!

Why not give this classic Aussie treat a try yourself by visiting LazyCatKitchen.com

Rose Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Rose pistachio shortbread

When trying something new for the first time, you may sometimes find you have to overcome your tongue’s natural skepticism of flavors it doesn’t yet know.

Bintu of Recipes From A Pantry will put your mind at ease with her romantic tale of how she discovered this taste sensation on a trip to Istanbul. I could almost taste the rose petals in these pistachio shortbread cookies before I made them as I read her passionate, sincere tribute to the land that caught her heart.

I know you will feel it, too, when you read the recipe for these cookies at RecipesFromAPantry.com.

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Peppermint crinkle cookies

Christmas is a time for families to get together and think about what is important in life. I am pretty sure that’s cookies…and Sarah seems to agree with me!

On her blog, she has the most scrumptious vegan chocolate peppermint cookies you will ever try. It is a time-honored family recipe which she revisits with a charming story about family togetherness in the kitchen that’ll warm your heart, while the recipe fills your mouth with pepperminty joy.

You can find out how to make these crunchy Christmas classics on her site, My Darling Vegan.

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread

Matcha shortbread biscuits

Some may not consider tea to be a cooking ingredient, but Rhian of Rhian’s Recipes shows off the versatility of Japanese matcha in these shortbread cookies with macadamia nuts.

She loves mixing the flavors of the East with culinary traditions of the West, and her passion is evident in the delicious recipes she has created for her blog.

Head over to Rhian’s Recipes to learn how to make these easy, one-bowl cookies.

Don’t forget to check out the various health benefits of green tea, too!

Delectable Vegan Triple Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Triple Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Another one from Aimee over at Wallflower Kitchen…I did tell you earlier how much I loved her site!

Treats are often full of dairy products, and normally these triple chocolate chip delights would have triple the milk. Thankfully, Aimee shows you how to bake an all-vegan version featuring animal-product-free white chocolate chips on her beautiful blog.

Head on over to the Wallflower Kitchen to learn how to make these easy cookies that will have you snacking until the cows come home.

Paleo Lemon Cookies

Lemon paleo cookies

Navigating the culinary mazes of specific dietary requirements can be tricky business. When I saw a recipe for gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free lemon treats on Erin’s blog, Texanerin Baking, I knew I was dealing with one smart cookie! (Punning again, sorry)

Erin is an expert at finding novel uses for ingredients you thought you knew everything about, and this recipe is no exception. Go and check out this creative recipe, and many more, over at Texanerin Baking.

3 Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Cookies

3 ingredient chocolate cookie recipe

At Listotic.com, Lilly’s motto is “listed & loved”. Her big heart is evident in the recipe for these heart-healthy cookies which are simply made using 3 ingredients well-known for their cholesterol-lowering effects. I really admire how she came upon this recipe as an epiphany when making smoothies, a decidedly un-cookie-like food.

These chocolate cookies are as smart as Lilly is kind, so check out how deliciously easy it is to do something healthy for your heart by visiting Listotic.com today.

Easy Vegan Oreos

Vegan sandwich cookies

Natalie is a 90s kid like me, and I can tell she’s still a kid at heart when reading her upbeat posts.

On her absolutely amazing blog, Feasting on Fruit, she details fun recipes like these vegan Oreos. What kid doesn’t enjoy twisting the cookies apart, licking the frosting, and dunking them in milk? Even big ones (like me!).

Now, plenty of people will tell you that Oreos are already vegan, but they’re packed full of things you’d rather not be eating. Not so with Natalie’s creation, which is why this recipe is very welcome in my kitchen.

Check out how to make Natalie’s (big) kid-approved, animal-friendly recipe at Feasting on Fruit.


Vegan & Gluten-Free Jaffa Cakes

Vegan Jaffa Cake

Being a vegan is a labor of love. We choose to put our money where our mouths are, making sure we treat the natural world as gently as we try to treat our own bodies.

However, there are days when I just want to eat the whole sleeve of cookies, myself! Nadia, of Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen, knows my pain. Her snacks of choice are these delicious sponge cakes, topped with orange jam and chocolate that would please even the most ravenous sweet tooth.

You can learn how to make Nadia’s sinfully delicious, but ethically sound, Jaffa Cakes over at Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen.

Plant-Based Apple Pie Cookies

Apple pie cookies

Is it a pie or is it a cookie? Veera from The Queen of Delicious lets you decide what to call these delicious apple treats. I call them scrumptious when dipped in the peanut butter sauce she provides!

Her healthy recipe blog is not just full of tasty ideas; it also includes useful methods to help save you money, too. The homemade oat flour Veera used in these cookies is a perfect example.

Go click on The Queen of Delicious to learn this, and many other tips for polishing up your vegan recipes.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Dairy-free chocolate shortbread

Fancy a guilt-free way to indulge in butter? Who wouldn’t? Thankfully, Aimee over at Wallflower Kitchen knows a little secret.

She’s created a recipe for these buttery cookies that will satisfy that craving for sweet, creamy biscuits with a chocolate chip twist…all without any butter at all!

This fun, vegan take on the classic cookie is delightfully typical of the type of fare Aimee has packed her blog with. Find this recipe, and many more, at the Wallflower Kitchen.

Here endeth the vegan cookie recipes!

Aww, I know, it’s sad, but I’ve packed in enough vegan cookie recipes to keep you going for a while.

Now, I know just how much everyone loves these sweet treats, so I’m sure some of you are going to be saying to yourself, “Where’s the _______ cookie recipe?”

If that’s you, let me know which one of your favorites I missed out by dropping me a comment in the box below. I’m always happy to hear about new vegan cookie recipes!

About The Author:
Lisa Williams
Happy Happy Vegan editor

Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.

Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!

27 Amazing Vegan Cookie Recipes To Satisfy Even The Sweetest Tooth!

1 thought on “27 Vegan Cookie Recipes For When You Need A Homemade Sweet Treat”

  1. Great yummy recipe, thank you for sharing. Healthy food is a must for all.

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