Best Holiday Cookies (Vegan + GF)

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‘Tis the season for baking cookies! To get you in the holiday spirit, we’ve gathered our BEST holiday cookies that are vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for sharing with family and friends. From classic gingerbread and snickerdoodles to crispy shortbread and biscotti (fancy, we know), find one (or more!) recipes to celebrate the holiday season!

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Holiday Classics

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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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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1 bowl ginger cookies square
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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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Pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies next to a bowl of sugar mixed with pumpkin pie spice
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Pillowy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (V + GF)
Pillowy soft pumpkin snickerdoodles! Tender and pumpkin-y cookies rolled in pumpkin spice + sugar = fall-filled perfection. Vegan, gluten-free, and just 30 minutes required!
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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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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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Chocolate & Chocolate Chip

Plate holding a stack of chocolate peppermint cookies
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1-Bowl Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Gluten-free, vegan chocolate peppermint cookies that are crispy on the edges and fudgy in the middle! Uber chocolaty and perfectly sweet and minty. Just 30 minutes required!
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Bowl stacked with Vegan Brownie Cookies
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Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies
Insanely fudgy vegan brownie cookies that are tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, and reminiscent of a brownie! Just 10 ingredients required for these naturally sweetened gluten- and grain-free treats!
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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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Close up shot of a batch of crunchy Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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The Best Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan + GF)
The best almond meal cookies made with 9 ingredients! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, super chocolaty! A delicious vegan, gluten-free dessert!
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Bowl stacked with a leaning tower of Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tender, healthy chocolate chip cookies with almond butter, coconut, and chocolate chips. One bowl, 9 ingredients, and naturally sweetened!
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Close up shot of a cowgirl cookie on a baking sheet
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1-Bowl Cowgirl Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Chewy, nutty, and perfectly sweet “cowgirl” cookies with walnuts, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips! Undetectably gluten-free and vegan, with just 1 bowl and 20 minutes required!
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Overhead shot of gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
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Classic Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic chocolate chip cookies made vegan and gluten-free! Chewy on the inside with crisp buttery edges. Just 1 bowl and 8 ingredients 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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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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Stack of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies next to a glass of dairy-free milk
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Fluffy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies made vegan and gluten-free! Packed with warming spices and perfectly crisp with soft fluffy centers. Just 1 bowl required!
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More Fan Favorites

Plate with a stack of cranberry macadamia nut cookies
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Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Soft, sweet cranberry macadamia nut cookies that are undetectably gluten-free and vegan! Just 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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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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Plate of vegan gluten-free tahini cookies
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Easy Tahini Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Addictively delicious tahini cookies: nutty, salty-sweet, vegan, gluten-free, and incredibly fast! Just 1 bowl, 7 ingredients, and less than 30 minutes required!
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If you try any of these holiday 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. Jodi Wells says

    I own a Christmas cookie mold pan. What recipe would you suggest? It needs to be GF and dairy free and egg free. Thanks for your expertise. I always love your cookies!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for letting us know, Siara. It appears to be working on our end, you can always google the recipe and it should come up!