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Vegan Holiday Cookie Recipes from MFS

‘Tis the season for holiday baking, and MFS is here to share with you our favorite vegan holiday cookie recipes, and other festive treats. Check out these tried-and-tested vegan holiday cookie recipes from MFS volunteers as well as our friends over at Positive Change for Animals.

Naturally Vegan Cookies and Treats

Candied Pecans from

“These candied nuts are so simple to make, but delicious to taste. I’ve made them with pecans and walnuts, but any variety of nut would work. Just bake and enjoy!”

— Events Volunteer Debbi

Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from My Darling Vegan

“This is my favorite holiday cookie recipe because you can't go wrong with a classic! With this recipe, you don't have to buy any off-the-wall ingredients or make any complicated swaps to end up with a perfect little chocolatey cookie.”

— Marketing Advisor Laura

Easy Vegan Gingerbread Cookies from Allrecipes

“Most gingerbreads I have come across are already vegan - great, I can taste the dough before cooking with no worries! This recipe is one I really like.”

— MFS Board Member Karen

Laura's Vegan Ninja Bread Cookies

“These are gingerbread cookies with a kick!”

— Positive Change for Animals member Laura

Michael’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

“These peanut butter cookies have pleased many friends and family members over the years. They are easy to make and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, if they last that long.”

— Barn Volunteer Michael

Vegan Cookie Dough Truffles from Chef Chloe

“My mom made these for me a few years ago and each year since then I’ve begged her to make them again. These are the perfect holiday treat for anyone who loves eating both cookie dough and chocolate!”

— Communications Director Jen

Vegan Magic Cookie Bars from Wanderlust Kitchen

“These bars don't ever last a whole weekend at my house. They're super easy and quick to make and you can't tell they're dairy free!”

— Tour Guide Assistant Melissa

Vegan Old-fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies from Genius Kitchen

“The spices, applesauce, and pumpkin in these cookies and the rustic shape reminds me of my childhood and cookies my grandmother made. She used vegetable shortening and applesauce for baking instead of eggs.”

— Tour Director Marlene

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies from Loving It Vegan

“This is an easy thumb print vegan cookie recipe. Everyone always loves these cookies, especially at Christmas. This recipe is easy, delicious, and fun to make!  ”

— Barn Program Coordinator Pam

Veganized Versions of Holiday Cookie Favorites

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)

“I love these cookies!! Minimal ingredients, GF, and easy to make!”

— Produce Pick-Up Volunteer Sue

Snowball Cookies from Land O'Lakes

“Snowball cookies are a Christmas staple. For this recipe, you can just substitute vegan butter for the regular butter. I’ll be baking up a batch very soon myself!”

— Barn Program Coordinator Pam

Vegan Eggnog Sugar Cookies

"This recipe was super easy to veganize by switching out the butter with Earth Balance and eggs with egg replacer. The best part is that they taste just like eggnog, although even folks who don't like eggnog think they are delicious!"

— Design Volunteer Laurie