Vegan Cookie Recipes

You know what happens when you type “vegan cookie recipes” into a search engine? You get inundated with loads of vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes that are all pretty much the same.

And that’s why I thought of putting together this nice collection of 15 completely different vegan cookie recipes to tickle your taste buds.

(However, I did throw in one choc chip version because it’s the absolute best one out there, and the list would be amiss without it.)

I briefly describe each of the recipes, and provide the links for you so you can view each recipe in full.

Are you ready? Because here we go!

1. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe From Chocolate Covered Katie

This is the most popular vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe on the net – and with good reason too, they’re wonderfully soft and chewy, and the chocolate just melts in your mouth. 

You only need a handful of ingredients, namely flour, baking soda, salt, two types of sugar, dairy-free chocolate chips, plant-based milk, oil (or vegan butter), and vanilla extract.

The recipe yields between 11 and 14 cookies, at just 81 calories each, and they only take 11 minutes to bake.

2. Vegan Shortbread Cookies Recipe From Full Of Plants

These vegan shortbread cookies taste as good as they look!

There are 5 different flavors included in the recipe, namely vanilla, double chocolate, strawberry, matcha, and my personal favorite, espresso.

Whichever flavors you decide to go for, you will also need vegan butter, almond milk, flour,  vanilla extract, almond flour, powdered sugar, and granulated sugar for the frosty coating.

The recipe makes 26 cookies at 76 calories each, but you’ll need to make them ahead of time, since they’ll need to chill. 

3. 1 Bowl Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe From The Simple Veganista

I don’t know about you, but I just love anything flavored with peanut butter! This recipe is to die for! The cookies come out thick, soft, chewy, and buttery to boot. And you only need one bowl.

Besides peanut butter, you will also need coconut sugar, almond milk, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.

The recipe makes up to 24 cookies, coming in at 125 calories each, and they’re ready in less than half an hour. 

4. Fruity Vegan Shortbread Cookies Recipe From Be Plant Well

If you’re looking for something fruity, then this recipe could be just the thing!

It features dried cranberries, orange zest, and just 5 other ingredients, namely flour, vegan butter, vegan powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. And they come out chewy, buttery, sweet, flavorful, and even a little tangy.

The recipe is only for 9 cookies, but you can always scale it up to make more. Each cookie is 155 calories, and they take just over an hour to make.

5. Double-Chocolate Vegan Chocolate Cookies Recipe From Loving It Vegan

Don’t worry – I’ve discovered that going vegan does not mean having to give up chocolate, and this recipe will satisfy any chocolate lover, vegan or not. They’re super chocolaty and super quick to make.

You will need vegan butter, vegan chocolate chips, flour, two types of sugar (white and light brown), unsweetened cocoa powder, soy (or other non-dairy) milk, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.

The recipe makes 20 cookies at 149 calories each, and is ready in as little as 20 minutes!

6. 1 Bowl Vegan Ginger Cookies From Minimalist Baker

If you ask me, these are the perfect vegan cookies to bring out at fall…

They have a wonderfully warm ginger flavor, thanks to ingredients such as molasses, ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and more.

What’s more, they also feature a yummy glaze made with powdered sugar and plant-based milk, drizzled over in a pretty pattern.

The recipe makes 15 cookies, coming in at 208 calories each, and they can be ready to eat in just under an hour.

7. 3-Ingredient Vegan Almond Flour Cookies Recipe From Power Hungry

I’m normally suspicious of recipes that only require 3 or 4 main ingredients. I used to wonder how they could compete with more balanced recipes that are loaded with yummy ingredients.

But this recipe proved me wrong. To make them, all you need is blanched almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, a pinch of salt, and a little water.

And they’re not only vegan, but also gluten-free, grain-free, and keto-friendly to boot.

The recipe makes 10 cookies and is ready to eat in a mere 21 minutes!

8. Vegan Shortbread Cookies With Lemon Curd Recipe From Meg And Matcha

I just love that refreshing citrus hit in these yummy, buttery shortbread cookies.

The shortbread is made with vegan butter, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and powdered sugar for dusting.

Meanwhile, there’s also a homemade lemon curd that gets sandwiched between the cookie pieces, made with lemon juice and zest, coconut milk, sugar, flour, and vegan butter.

You will need two cookie cutters for this recipe, one smaller than the other.

The recipe makes 24 cookies at 191 calories each, and is ready to eat within the hour.

9. Jumbo Double Chocolate Cookie With Peanut Butter Recipe From The First Mess

OMG – this recipe is amazing – you have got to try this cookie!

It’s so, so chocolaty, not to mention gooey and delicious. It’s made with dairy-free and grain-free ingredients, including ground flaxseed, almond meal, cocoa powder, ground coffee (for depth of flavor), smooth peanut butter, avocado oil, vanilla extract, and dairy-free chocolate chips.

You can either make one huge one or two not so huge ones. Prep time is just 15 minutes, then you put them in to bake and they’re ready to eat just 10 minutes later.

10. Simple Vegan Oatmeal Cookies Recipe From Loving It Vegan

These vegan oatmeal cookies may look pretty ordinary, but they have some interesting ingredients in there.

There’s rolled oats (obvs), flour, shredded coconut, cinnamon, vegan butter, baking soda, light brown sugar, maple (or golden) syrup, plant-based milk, and vanilla extract.

The recipe makes 20 oatmeal cookies, coming in at 160 calories each, and it’s ready to eat in less than half an hour.

11. Vegan Nutella Stuffed Cookies Recipe From The Big Man’s World

If you love hazelnut flavored chocolate, then my friend, this is the cookie recipe for you!

These thick, chewy chocolate chip cookies fave a wonderful surprise in the middle – they are stuffed with melty homemade vegan Nutella.

All you need to make them is flour, baking soda, white and brown sugar, vegan butter, vanilla extract, dairy-free chocolate chips, vegan chocolate spread, and plant-based milk.

The recipe makes 12 cookies in total, coming in at 195 calories each, in the space of just 22 minutes.

12. Best Vegan Sugar Cookies Recipe From Nora Cooks

Sugar cookies are usually the go-to types of cookie if you want to go to town with your cookie decorating. And it turns out that you can get vegan ones, as per this recipe.

They’re made with vegan butter, sugar, almond milk, cornstarch, vanilla extract, flour, and baking powder.

The recipe also tells you how to make an easy icing using powdered sugar, vanilla extract, optional almond extract, light corn syrup, and almond milk.

The recipe makes 24 cookies, at 149 calories each. You should make them ahead of time because they take at least an hour to chill.

13. Vegan Speculaas (Dutch Spiced Cookies) Recipe From Heartful Table

For those of you who don’t already know, most of you I imagine, speculoos are Dutch spiced cookies, and they are yummy! They go especially well with a hot drink in the colder months.

These particular ones are vegan-friendly, since they are made with flaxseed “eggs”, vegan butter, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, and ground spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, aniseed and white pepper.

The recipe makes up to 40 cookies, and they can be ready to eat in about an hour and a half. 

14. Homemade Vegan Oreos Cookies Recipe From Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery

Although the cream in store-bought is technically dairy-free, there are claims that the sugar used in making them is not vegan-friendly. So, I’m so glad that I found this alternative.

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make them, just flour, cocoa, baking soda, powdered sugar, vegan butter, and vanilla extract for the cookies, and powdered sugar and vegan butter for the filling.

The recipe makes 24 cookies in total, and they can be stored up to a week in a suitable container.

15. Vegan Biscoff Stuffed Cookies Recipe From Project Vegan Baking

It’s a good job that Biscoff is vegan-friendly because I just adore these yummy Biscoff stuffed cookies.

They’re made with Biscoff cookies, Biscoff spread, flour, sugar, vegan butter, plant-based milk, baking soda, and vanilla extract. But what really makes it for me is the addition of vegan white chocolate chips.

The recipe makes 12 servings and is ready in about an hour.

Wrap Up

Well, now that I’ve got your mouth watering, why don’t you pick which one you want to make first? Whichever one you pick, you won’t be disappointed – enjoy!