Check out these best vegan cookie recipes from around the web. Easy vegan cookie ideas, including dairy-free cookie dough.
With the number of vegan products available on the market now a days, it was only a matter of time that chefs and bloggers would start expanding their repertoire to include savory and sweet vegan recipes – think about it, who would have though vegan cheese would be an available ingredient in pizza joints let alone having plant based cookies become less of a niche product. Now vegans have more options and recipes than they ever had before.
There have been, of course, some strange creations and some that make people question why anyone thought the recipe was a good idea but thankfully you will not have to dig through recipes and wonder which ones will come out with a cookie you want to eat.
Below is a list of the 11 most scrumptious vegan cookies to try out and surprise even the pickiest of eaters into believing vegan baked goods can certainly be delicious.
Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
What is not to love about peanut butter? Better yet, this recipe requires absolutely no baking! The sugar coating created by the corn syrup gives these cookies an added layer of crunch. As the recipe is so simple in itself, bakers can feel free to add their own flair to it such as adding nuts or chocolate if they choose to.
Vegan Apple Bars with Caramel Frosting
These bars are also gluten-free for those who are celiac – in fact it while brown rice flour is the one included in the recipe, it is mentioned that almond flour and coconut flour would work as a replacement. The bars are topped off with a lush caramel frosting that is sweetened with dates, so no need to worry for those who are staying away from refined sugar!
Vegan Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Sandwich
What is it about shortbread cookies that make them so delicious? Many would say it is the butter but do not turn away yet because this vegan alternative uses coconut oil and it is a fantastic replacement! Not only does it replicate that buttery taste we all associate with shortbread, it also makes the dough very easy to work with so there is no fear of it crumbling as you are rolling.
Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
A classic cookie to gift during the holidays, these cookies are so fudgy and decadent, no one is going to be able to tell that it is coconut oil that makes these little crinkles so rich. These are so simple to make, it is likely these ingredients are already in your pantry.
Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
The recipe is so similar to regular oatmeal cookies that the only things that are replaced with vegan options are butter and milk! Incredibly easy to work with, this recipe allows people to substitute their flour of choice to cater to any dietary restrictions and you can add your choice of mix-ins without ruining anything.
Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everybody loves a good chocolate chip cookie and these cookies are extra moist with the egg being replaced with unsweetened applesauce (it also sneaks in a little bit of fruit into your diet so it is healthy, right?). If you find that the recipe makes too much, do not fret! The dough for these cookies freeze very well.
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Another delicious cookie people can recall from their childhood! These thick and chewy cookies use unsalted and unsweetened melted peanut butter so that bakers are able to choose how sweet they would like their cookies based on the amount of sugar the add. If you want a little more texture, feel free to add any nuts of your choice!
Easy Chewy Vegan Trail Mix Cookies
Ditch those granola bars and make a bag of these cookies for your next trip! You can pack them in with whatever seeds, nuts or dried fruit you want! Because these are also made with coconut sugar and maple syrup, you do not need to worry about coming down from a sugar high on your hike after a little snack.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies
These pumpkin cookies are perfect for any fall afternoon especially with the amount of spice that is packed into it! Not only that, these are made with quinoa flakes and rolled oats, making it so that these can absolutely be a guilt-free treat to have with your coffee in the mornings. If you thought that it’s impossible to make a fun quinoa recipe, this is tangible proof that it can be done.