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Deliciously Dairy-Free Christmas Cookies

Posted on February 24, 2016

From classic chocolate chip to colorful, jam-filled thumbprints and spicy gingerbread men, the abundance of freshly-baked cookies are part of what makes this season so special – and we can’t wait to celebrate with these deliciously dairy-free versions of some of our favorite treats:

Vegan Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe, from Vegan Richa (pictured)

These can easily be made with gluten-free flour to be allergy-friendly, and the sweet, slightly spiced flavor cannot be beat. What really makes these extraordinary is the addition of spiced pumpkin caramel, which helps to create a chewy texture and incredible seasonal flavor.

Eggnog Dark Chocolate Chunk Almond Meal Cookies

Eggnog Dark Chocolate Cookie Recipe, from Ari’s Menu

How to update a chocolate chip cookie for the holiday season? Add (dairy-free) eggnog! These simple, easy-to-make cookies are bursting with creamy, Christmas-y flavor and melty dark chocolate chunks as well as some freshly ground nutmeg and a bit of rum extract for extra flair.

Sparkly Apricot Rosemary Jewels

Apricot Rosemary Jewels Cookie Recipe, from spabettie

A grown-up version of the jammy thumbprints we all loved as kids, these cookies are made sophisticated by a bit of fresh rosemary, which is a delicious complement to apricot preserves. Top with colored sanding sugar and you’ve got a cookie that’s almost too pretty to eat – almost.

Italian Tri-Color Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookie Recipe, from The Veg Life

You know those colorful cookies you always see in Italian bakeries this time of year? Well, here’s a plant-based version sure to satisfy any craving! Melted chocolate and apricot jam are sandwiched between vibrant, tasty cookie layers to create the ultimate holiday treat.

Flourless Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe, from My Whole Food Life

Made with only five ingredients and in no time flat, these fragrant and flavorful cookies are the perfect thing to whip up for a last-minute party or cookie swap. They’re vegan, gluten-free and, if made with sun butter instead of cashew, free of the top food allergens – so everyone can enjoy!

Gluten-Free Vegan Frosted Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Recipe, from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

Nothing says “Christmastime” quite like the sweet combination of rich chocolate and fresh peppermint – and these cookies strike the perfect balance. They’ve got an irresistible layer of chocolate-peppermint frosting, and are topped with crushed candy canes for even more festive appeal.

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