12 best vegan cookie recipes for when you need a sweet treat

Discover the ultimate vegan cookie recipes with our round-up of 12 nutty, chocolatey and sugary cookies, perfect for a vegan sweet treat.

Craving a sweet treat? These vegan cookie recipes will definitely sort you out!

Whether you’re a peanut butter addict, chocoholic or an unapologetically lazy chef, there is a recipe for everyone in this ultimate vegan cookie round-up.

How do you make vegan cookies?

Vegan cookies are pretty simple to make. You just need to swap the ingredients for plant-based alternatives such as vegan butter, dairy-free milk and an egg replacement. These days, these ingredients are readily available in the majority of supermarkets.

Vegan-friendly toppings for cookies range from dairy-free chocolate, nuts and nut butter, and accidentally vegan treats like Biscoff.

Any plant-based milk would work in a vegan cookie recipe, but the most neutral tasting are soya and oat. However, if you wanted to give your cookies a complementary flavour, opt for a nut milk such as hazelnut or almond.

What can you use instead of eggs in vegan cookies?

Vegan baking isn’t as difficult as it may seem. There are plenty of accessible egg replacements that you can get your hands on to swap in for eggs. Check out our guide to the best vegan egg alternatives.

Whichever alternative you choose, you can be sure that your vegan cookies will be cruelty-free (and delicious!).

  • Applesauce – This tasty and naturally sweet sauce is a perfect swap for eggs in baking recipes.
  • Oil – Believe it or not, oil can actually work as a great egg replacement in vegan recipes!
  • Flax eggs – A flax egg is essentially ground flax seeds (or linseeds) mixed with water to create a texture similar to a raw egg.
  • Banana – Simply mash this versatile fruit and you’ll have yourself a vegan ‘egg’ in no time that is perfect for baking into sweet recipes.
  • Egg substitutes – You can also buy some pre-made egg substitutes such as Oggs, Crack’d and Orgran Easy Egg.

Watch this vegan chef get creative with using different egg alternatives to make vegan cookies:


The best vegan cookie recipes to make today!

1. One-Pan Cookie

Hate faffing around with baking trays and endless washing up? This one-pan cookie is easy to whip up and can be eaten straight from the pan. What’s more, it’s perfect for sharing (or not!).

2. Pret’s Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter Cookies

Pret took the internet by storm when it released the recipe for the irresistible Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter cookies. Packed with rich dark chocolate chunks, flaky almonds and creamy almond butter this cookie is the ultimate weekend treat.

4. Vegan Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

This one is for all the peanut butter addicts. A rich chocolate cookie stuffed with creamy peanut butter – the ultimate treat!

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5. Fudgy Vegan Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Whoever thought of combining two of the best desserts is a genius. These fudgy cookies provide all the best features of a brownie, within a cookie. What’s not to love?

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6. Vegan Sugar Cookies

These cookies can be as simple or complicated as you like. Opt for a classic block colour icing or paint an intricate design – it’s up to you!

7. Double Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies

Chocolate and raspberry is a classic combination that just works. These decadent cookies offer a fruity twist that stops them from becoming too rich, meaning you can eat the whole tray if you want… no judgement here.

8. Gooey S’mores Cookies

Winter may be over but you can still enjoy s’mores… in cookie form. These gooey cookies are packed with marshmallows and chocolate chunks for the ultimate bonfire experience.

9. Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

These gorgeous swirly cookies are laced with irresistible cinnamon sugar and will melt in the mouth for a sugary treat.

10. Vegan Turtle Cookies with Salted Caramel

These turtle cookies are filled with decadent vegan caramel, crusted with toasted pecan nuts and topped with a chocolate drizzle. The ultimate combination of salty and sweet!

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11. Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut lovers rejoice! These peanut cookies feature creamy peanut butter in the batter and are studded with extra roasted peanuts and chocolate chunks. Perfect for getting that nutty nighttime fix!

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12. Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The American classic with a vegan twist. Packed with rolled oats and juicy raisins, these cookies will feel a little healthier while still providing a satisfying sweet fix.

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