20 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes

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Assortment of easy holiday cookie recipes

Is it even the holidays if you’re not making cookies? We think not! To get you in the holiday spirit, we’ve gathered our favorite EASY holiday cookie recipes perfect for celebrating the season. From classics like gingerbread and sugar cookies to crunchy sweets like shortbread and biscotti and crowd-pleasers like oatmeal and chocolate chip, you’re sure to find one (or many) recipes you’ll love!

(Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

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1-Bowl Ginger Cookies (V/GF)
Tender, spicy, perfectly sweet ginger cookies made entirely in 1 bowl! The perfect vegan, gluten-free cookie for your holiday spread.
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Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies on a cutting board topped with red fabric
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Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men
1-bowl gingerbread men that are both vegan and gluten-free! Perfect for rolling out and stamping or rolling into balls for making the most tender, delicious gingersnaps on the planet.
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Stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
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Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Fluffy, perfectly sweet sugar cookies made in 1 bowl! Roll out and cut into shapes or roll into easy circles. Entirely vegan and gluten-free, and perfect for the holidays and beyond!
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Assorted shapes of Vegan Sugar Cookies with pink and white frosting and sprinkles
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1-Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies
Classic vegan sugar cookies made with 1 bowl in less than 1 hour. Sweet, tender, simple, and perfect for holiday gatherings and beyond!
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Cutting board with Grain-Free Sugar Cookie Dough cut into trees and a candy cane
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Grain-Free Cut Out Sugar Cookies (1 Bowl!)
Fluffy, gluten-free and grain-free sugar cookies! Perfectly sweet, easy to make, and great for cut out or circle cookies! Just 1 bowl required!
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Plate of five Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with two unfrosted
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Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Tender, fluffy, vegan pumpkin sugar cookies that require just 1 bowl! Super fluffy, simple preparation, and perfect for fall!
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Stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (V/GF)
Tender, wholesome pumpkin cookies studded with rolled oats and vegan chocolate chips. Naturally gluten-free and vegan. The perfect treat for fall and beyond!
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Tray of 3-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with some half dipped in chocolate
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3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Insanely delicious, tender, perfectly sweet peanut butter cookies made with just 3 ingredients! No baking required, easy to make, and the perfect snack or dessert!
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Baking sheet filled with Vegan PB&J Thumbprint Cookies
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PB&J Graham Cracker Thumbprints
Tender vegan peanut butter thumbprint cookies with strawberry jam and graham crackers. Just 7 ingredients, 30 minutes, and 1 bowl required.
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Cutting board filled with Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies (V/GF)
Easy 1-Bowl Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms! Tender, salty-sweet, gluten-free, and perfect for the holidays!
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Plate of Gluten-Free Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies made with coconut sugar
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1-Bowl Snickerdoodle Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Fluffy, naturally sweetened snickerdoodle cookies made in 1 bowl. The perfect vegan, gluten-free cookie everyone can enjoy for the holiday season!
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Sliced gluten free shortbread cookies on a stack of more cookies
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Vegan Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies (1 Bowl)
Easy, crispy shortbread cookies that are undetectably vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened! Made in 1 bowl with just 7 ingredients.
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Baking sheet with freshly baked Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Pecan Shortbread Cookies
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Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Pecan Shortbread (Butter-Free)
Vegan and gluten-free banana pecan shortbread cookies made with just 7 ingredients and 1 bowl. Perfectly crisp with a slight tenderness, perfectly nutty and sweet, and perfect for gifting or taking on road trips.
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Plate of gluten-free ginger biscotti with chocolate drizzle
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Gluten-Free Biscotti with Ginger & Chocolate
A gingery, chocolate-dipped, orange-infused take on classic Italian biscotti! Gluten-free, vegan, and just 10 ingredients required!
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Parchment paper filled with Orange Almond Vegan Biscotti dipped in dark chocolate
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Orange Almond Biscotti (Vegan)
Amazing, simple vegan biscotti infused with orange zest and roasted almonds. Dip in vegan dark chocolate for a decadent touch. A delicious vegan breakfast, dessert, or snack with your favorite hot beverage!
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Gluten-free vegan oatmeal cookies on a plate
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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies (GF)
Undetectably vegan and gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies! Just 30 minutes and simple methods required for perfectly chewy oatmeal cookies. A perfect healthier treat for any time of year!
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Vegan chocolate chip cookies next to each other on a baking sheet
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Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 Bowl!)
The perfect classic vegan chocolate chip cookie made in 1 bowl! Salty-sweet, buttery, slightly crisp edges, tender center, and gooey chocolate chips. Just 9 ingredients and simple methods required!
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Tray and bowl with our Vegan GF Chocolate Chip Cookies alongside a glass of dairy-free milk
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Perfect Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Perfect vegan chocolate chip cookies made with simple methods and 9 ingredients. Tender, sweet, studded with chocolate, and undetectably gluten-free.
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Spoonful of almond butter beside a plate of our 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Fluffy 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tender, wholesome cookies with a light, fluffy texture. Not too sweet, rich with almond butter flavor, and studded with chunks of dark chocolate.
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Parchment-lined plate of Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
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Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Fudgy, peanut buttery no-bake cookies naturally sweetened and fiber-rich from oats! Just 9 ingredients, 25 minutes, and 1 pot required! An indulgent and satisfying dessert.
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If you try any of these cookie recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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  1. Erika says

    Thank you so much for putting these recipes together! I have been GF and vegetarian but just recently became very lactose intolerant too. So, I’m basically going vegan and really appreciate this sort of celebration of the holidays with vegan baking & cooking!

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