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The Christmas countdown is ON and holiday party season is in full swing which means… holiday cookie swaps are too! I’ll admit that I’ve only ever been to one real cookie swap, because when I lived overseas, the Christmas spirit just wasn’t as widespread. Either way though, you know my love for cookies is real, so I’ve been using winter as an excuse to bake my heart out. No really, I think I’ve shared over 10 cookie recipes in the last month or so.
Today, I’m bringing you a collection of 15 cookie recipes that are all vegan, gluten-free and oil-free* + sweetened with either maple syrup or coconut sugar. I’m all about treating yourself when you feel like it, and especially during the holidays, but when I can make dessert healthier and just as delicious, I’m over the moon.
If you’re looking for some cookie swap inspiration or maybe your santa is vegan and gluten intolerant, I got you with these recipes. Most of these recipes come together in just one bowl, and take under 25 minutes to make from start to finish. Click on the photos or titles below to get to each recipe, and enjoy! Don’t forget to tag me in your recreations on Instagram @veggiekins or use the hashtag #veggiekins.
*recipe contains one topping ingredient, like chocolate chips, that contains oil, but can be swapped out or excluded to keep recipe fully oil-free
1. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie
I managed to make this classic cookie a little healthier, made vegan, gluten-free, oil free and sweetened with maple syrup. I mean, you can’t not have chocolate chip cookies on the list right?
*sub with cacao nibs or oil-free chocolate
2. Maple Tahini Cookies
This easy peasy, one bowl wonder that is by far my most popular cookie recipe. Including a few spin-offs of this recipe below too!
3. Chocolate Tahini Cookies
Roll this dough out a little bit thinner to make crispier chocolate cutout cookies.
4. Pumpkin Spice Tahini Cookies
In case you’re not over pumpkin spice just yet. Pillowy, soft and perfectly spiced.
5. Maple Pecan Shortbread
Buttery, crispy, pecan-studded shortbread-y cookies. Reminiscent of those sandies I used to eat as a kid!
6. Peanut Butter Blossoms
A holiday classic, with homemade vegan hershey kisses. So chewy, so moist and sooo peanut buttery.
7. Hot Chocolate Cookies
Rich chocolately cookies topped with more melty chocolate and toasted vegan mini marshmallows. Enough said.
*sub with cacao nibs or oil-free chocolate, exclude marshmallows
8. Protein Snickerdoodles
Sweet, cinnamon-y snickerdoodle cookies with a boost of plant protein.
9. Hedgehog Almond Cookies
Inspired by Italian almond cookies from my childhood, but hedgehog-ified!
10. Peanut Butter Cornmeal Cookies
Got leftover cornmeal from Thanksgiving? Throw them into these cookies.
11. Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cakies
A hybrid between cookies and cake. Kinda too moist to be a cookie, kinda cookie shaped??? You tell me.
*sub with cacao nibs or oil-free chocolate chips
12. Gingerbread Snowballs (Bliss Balls)
This one’s for my raw friends, or no-bake home chefs. Gingerbread-y bliss balls that count as cookies in my book!
13. Cinnamon Bun Bites
Another raw, no-bake bite. Make them look like mini cinnamon rolls or just turn them into straight bliss balls. Perfect last minute option.
14. No-Bake Cookie Bites
For those of you who aren’t the best at baking, or prefer not to! Turn your favourite bar into these cookie bites and just top to decorate.
*use an oil-free bar as your base
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Love cookies but hate baking? (or really good at burning things in the oven?) Make these cookie bites with your favourite protein bar ✨⭐️ I used @gomacro bars + mini cookie cutters then dipped in a little vegan white chocolate to make these miniature cookie bites. Serve with plant milk! @gomacro has a #cybermonday sale, so if you need to stock up, now is the time! Their protein bars are #vegan #glutenfree #nongmo & #organic. ☆ #veggiekins x #gomacro #partner #xmascookies #vegandessert #healthyfoodshare #glutenfreevegan #eatrealfood #kitchn #healthydessert #cookinglight #healthyrecipes #makesmewhole #wholefoodie #vegankids #holidaybaking #veganrecipes #feedfeed #healthyrecipes #nycvegans #kitchenhacks #pinterestideas
15. Melted Snowman Bark (allergen-free)*
One more “cookie” to bring to the table that is not only vegan and gluten free, but also nut free and soy free, since all of the other recipes above include nuts of some kind!
*not oil free
H A P P Y B A K I N G !6
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BY Remy • December 19, 2018
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