22 Holiday Cookies & Treats

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Assortment of recipe photos for our round-up of Holiday Cookies & Treats

The holidays are here! And we’ve gathered our most delicious holiday recipes that are perfect for cookie exchanges, gifting, hosting, and more! Let’s celebrate!

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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Spoonfuls of almond butter and dark chocolate beside Vegan Chocolate Snowballs made with dates
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5-Ingredient Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Snowballs
Simple, decadent Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Snowballs made with dates, coconut, and almond butter. This equipment-free, 5-ingredient vegan dessert requires only 15 minutes to prepare!
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Delicious homemade Vegan Chocolate Turtle Candies on a wood cutting board
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5-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Turtles
Easy 5-ingredient vegan turtles made with a date-almond base, roasted pecans, and melted vegan dark chocolate. Simple flavors, big luxurious taste.
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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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Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookie with a bite taken out
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Chewy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
A chewy, double chocolate cookie with mint in the batter and on top with a sprinkling of crushed candy cane. Perfect for cookie exchanges, holiday gatherings or alongside a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter’s night.
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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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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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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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Bowl piled high with a batch of Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies
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Vegan Coconut “Snowball” Cookies
Fluffy, 7-ingredient vegan coconut cookies that are reminiscent of a snowball! Naturally sweetened, easy to make, and perfect for the holidays and winter!
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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 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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Dipping a Vegan Brownie Cookie into almond milk
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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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Slices of our 4-Ingredient Freezer Fudge recipe stacked on a vintage scale
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
Incredibly rich vegan fudge made with 4 ingredients: peanut butter, cacao powder, dates, and coconut oil. Naturally sweet, fudgy, intensely satisfying, and so delicious! The perfect healthier dessert.
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Measuring cups of Easy Vegan Macaroons with some dipped in chocolate and others plain
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Easy Vegan Macaroons (6 Ingredients!)
Vegan macaroons made with aquafaba! Just 6 ingredients required, naturally sweetened, fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside! The perfect plant-based dessert.
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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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Holding up a White Chocolate Truffle above a plate of more truffles
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5-Ingredient White Chocolate Truffles
Creamy, perfectly sweet, vegan white chocolate truffles made with 5 ingredients! Low sugar, easy to make, and entirely plant-based!
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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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Almond Butter No-Bake Cookies and a spoonful of peanut butter
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Almond Butter No-Bake Cookies
Easy, 30-minute Almond Butter No-Bake Cookies infused with oats, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar! A healthy but decadent dessert or snack!
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Setting a Vanilla Cake Bite covered in coconut onto a wood cutting board
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No Bake Vanilla Cake Bites
Energy-packed date & walnut cake bites infused with vanilla and coconut. The result is an easy-to-make, tender snack bite that tastes like vanilla cake! Just 6 ingredients and 1 food processor required!
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Parchment-lined baking sheet of No Bake Cookies topped with shredded coconut
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Coconut No Bake Cookies
Amazing no-bake cookies with coconut flakes, coconut sugar and coconut oil! Naturally sweetened, simple, and so delicious. A delicious twist on a classic.
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Stacks of DIY Dark Chocolate Almond Bars tied with twine
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DIY Dark Chocolate Almond Bars
Easy, 6-ingredient dark chocolate bars made from scratch and topped with toasted almonds and sea salt. Refined sugar free, vegan and gluten-free, and seriously satisfying.
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If you give any of these holiday cookie or treat recipes a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Happy holidays, friends!

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  1. Loretta Kravig says

    I love your recipes and am always glad to have a bunch of them with a theme. But going through them, back and forth from the listing to the individual recipes usually gets me exhausted so I give up. It would be really great if you could lump them into a ebooklet that we could download onto a books app like Kindle. Then, it’s easy to refer to them and peruse at leisure and not loose them.

  2. Lori Conti says

    This excites me to no end!! I will let you know how it all goes. Especially excited to try the aquafaba. Haven’t used that before was using flax eggs.

  3. Kat says

    So excited to make your cookie recipes, I’ve made several of your amazing food recipes! My question is when do you start baking cookies and how do you store them?
    I always wait till closer to Christmas and then run out of time.
    Thank you
    Kat Wodzinski

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