People have a preconceived notion about vegan baking that just isn’t true — they assume that without the eggs and dairy, vegan treats just don’t stand up to the original. That’s really not the case, though. Even though I’m not strictly vegan, I almost always bake without eggs and milk because I don’t keep them on hand and I’ve found that my flax-and-coconut-milk versions of recipes aren’t lacking in anything — and most people never realize they’re eating vegan doughnuts or quick breads.
I’ve gathered 30 recipes for vegan holiday cookies, candy and other sweet treats below, but if you have a favorite cookie recipe, it’s very likely that you can veganize it yourself! Fork and Beans has a great guide on vegan egg substitutes and the Frosted Vegan does a fantastic job outlining the steps of veganizing a non-vegan cookie recipe on her blog.
Vegan Jam Thumbprints [With Food + Love]Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies [Two Peas and Their Pod]Chocolate-Dipped Rosemary Shortbread Cookies [My Darling Vegan]Almond Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies [Two Peas and Their Pod]Hot Cocoa Snickerdoodles [Liv Life Too]Vegan Eggnog Sugar Cookies [A Dash of Soul]Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies [My Darling Vegan]Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies [Faring Well]
Candy and Chocolates
Homemade Twix Cookie Bars [Spabettie]Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls [Tasting Page]Vegan Andes Mints [Fork and Beans]Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle [The View from Great Island]Peanut Butter and Pretzel Cups [Hola Jalapeño]Vegan Ginger Chocolate Truffles [Delish Knowledge]
Crazy Delicious Vegan Chocolate Fudge
Almond Pistachio Cranberry Fudge [Swoon Food]Cookie Dough Fudge [With Love and Cupcakes]Toffee Fudge [The Vegan 8]Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge [My Darling Vegan]Candy Cane and Marshmallow Peppermint Fudge [The Glowing Fridge]5-Ingredient Red Velvet Fudge [Blissful Basil]
Other Sweets and Treats
Vegan Gingerbread Pear Bundt Cake
Baked Vegan Eggnog Doughnuts [The Fig Tree]Chocolate Mint Brownies [80twenty]Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies [Hummusapien]Vegan Candy Cane Ice Cream [Edible Perspective]Banana Coconut Vegan Nog [Hello Natural]Old-Fashioned Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Frosting [The Veg Life]Cranberry Bars [My Purple Spoon]