14 delicious vegan cookies to bake when you need a sweet treat

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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 fruit fan, 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 substitutes.

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.

1. Vegan Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

The humble chocolate chip cookie is an absolute classic. If it isn’t broken don’t fix it, right? This vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe is made from oats so it has the perfect balance of crunchiness and chewiness.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies


2. Vegan 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!).

Vegan One-Pan Cookie


3. Vegan 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.

Vegan Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter Cookies

4. Crunchy Vegan Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie

Peanut lovers rejoice! These crunchy, oaty vegan peanut butter sandwich cookies are super simple to make and feature a crunchy chocolate and peanut butter filling. Perfect for getting that nutty nighttime fix!

Crunchy Vegan Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

5. Lemon & Raspberry Vegan Shortbread Cookies

These crumble, buttery vegan shortbread cookies melt in the mouth, just like a good shortbread should. They’re delicately flavoured with lemon zest and topped with freeze-dried raspberries to add a delightfully zesty flavour that pairs well with the sweetness of these vegan cookies.

Lemon & Raspberry Vegan Shortbread Cookies

6. Double Chocolate Sriracha Cookies

Sriracha is not just great for adding heat to savoury dishes, it also works well in sweet recipes too. In this vegan cookie recipe, sriracha adds a fiery kick that balances beautifully with the richness of the dark chocolate.

Double Chocolate Sriracha Cookies

7. Vegan Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies

You only need five simple ingredients to make these delicious gluten-free, vegan chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. Not only are they gluten-free, but they’re also free from refined sugars – not that you’d know as they taste so good!

Vegan Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies

8. Vegan Lemon and Lime Shortbread Cookies

This vegan shortbread cookie recipe is made with five simple ingredients and filled with sweet and zesty citrus flavours. Sprinkle a little caster sugar on top to give these vegan shortbread cookies even more delicious crunch.

Vegan Lemon and Lime Shortbread Cookies

9. Vegan White Chocolate Biscoff Cookies

These vegan white chocolate Biscoff cookies have the most delicious caramel flavour, and are jam-packed with chunks of vegan white chocolate. They’re crunchy, buttery and the perfect indulgent treat to enjoy with a cup of tea.

Vegan White Chocolate Biscoff Cookies

10. Raspberry, Lime & Dark Chocolate Sable Biscuits

Sabel biscuits are a French shortbread cookie with a buttery flavour and crunchy texture. The addition of zesty lime and fruity raspberries paired with rich dark chocolate makes them a luscious treat.

Raspberry, Lime & Dark Chocolate Sable Biscuits

11. 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!

Vegan Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

12. 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!

Vegan Sugar Cookies

13. Vegan 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.

Vegan Double Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies

14. Gooey Vegan S’mores Cookies

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

Gooey Vegan S'mores Cookies

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