Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Cookie Round-Up



gluten-free vegan christmas cookies

Merry Christmas! Since the holidays are here, I’ve been baking a lot. It’s the one time of year (this and Thanksgiving) when I indulge in sugar- usually in the form of coconut sugar. I usually don’t consume it, which started a few years ago and has been a decision I’m very happy with. I just feel much better when I don’t eat it. Anyway, I don’t want to get all Debby Downer on you because this post is about one thing only – GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN CHRISTMAS COOKIES! (I can explain the sugar story at a later time. ????)

gluten-free vegan christmas cookies

I made about 5 different kinds this year, all gluten-free, all vegan. If you’re still baking cookies and need some ideas, this is a pretty solid list!

For the sugar cookies, I created my own natural food coloring with two things- beet and spirulina. After making the sugar cookie frosting, I separated it into two bowls. To make the pink frosting, I juiced one beet and added a few drops of the beet juice to one of the batches of frosting. (If you don’t have a juicer, you can grate the beet, which will squeeze out some juice- you only need a few drops.) For the green frosting, I added a 1/2 tsp of spirulina to the other bowl and mixed. I ended up combining both frostings on some of the cookies because I became a little bit obsessed with the tie-dye effect.

gluten-free vegan christmas cookies

Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies (Vegan + GF): Minimalist Baker
Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cookies: Oh She Glows app (these cookies are INCREDIBLE! I also couldn’t give Angela and her team enough props for this app. There are so many great vegan recipes, the functionality of the app is perfect, and the photography is stunning. It’s worth the download!)
Happy Holidays!
gluten-free vegan sugar cookies

Update 2020: Looking back at this post now in 2020, I had so much fun making cookies in 2017!!!

Since then, I’ve been leaning more on dates to sweeten my desserts rather than sugar. If you’re interested in trying date-sweetened cookies, these Chocolate Chips Cookies are so good!

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