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29 Vegan Holiday Desserts For Christmas, Hanukkah, Or Any Winter Celebration

Whether you're celebrating a vegan Christmas or a vegan Hanukkah, we've got you covered.


1. Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

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Is there any dessert more picture-perfect than this recipe for powdered amaretti cookies? No, I don't think so.

2. Almond Butter Blossom Cookies

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Yep, you can make these adorable holiday cookies for vegans to eat, too.

3. Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

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Break from the tradition of gingerbread ~men~ and follow this recipe that uses cookie cutters to make other ginger-shapes. Promise they'll taste equally delicious.

4. Chocolate Babka

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This babka recipe comes from Erin McKenna, aka the founder and head baker of Babycakes, LA & NYC's favorite vegan, gluten-free bakery.

5. Vegan Christmas Truffles

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Can't go wrong with this yummy chocolate truffle recipe that has a cranberry inside.

6. Seven Ingredient Peppermint Bark

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Dark chocolate chips, candy canes, and more combine for this delicious recipe that's paleo and gluten-free, too.

7. Vegan Danish Butter Cookies

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All you really need to complete this recipe — in my mind, at least — is a circular tin to hold your cookies in after you finish making it. Ask your local grandmother for one!

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This chocolate cake recipe is complete and utter decadence. Chocolate ganache FTW.

9. 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies

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What's better than sugar cookies? Sugar cookies that come together in a snap and require less dishwashing because you make it all in one bowl.

10. Chocolate Rosemary Cookies

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Try a twist on chocolate cookies with this recipe, which incorporates savory notes like salt and rosemary to make one delicious treat.

11. Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

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This recipe for tasty jelly-filled doughnuts comes from actor Mayim Bialik, which she makes for Hanukkah.

12. Vegan Chocolate Pecan Toffee

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This buttery-sweet toffee recipe has a layer of chocolate on top...and then layer of pecans on top of that. Hi, I'll have two.

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I can't stop giggling over these reindeer cookies that would be perfect anywhere there are kids.

14. No-Bake Candy Cane Mint Brownies

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This sweet and minty brownie recipe takes ten ingredients to make and requires no baking.

15. Festive Vegan Cereal Bars

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This recipe uses green pistachios and red cranberries to make the spirit bright.

16. Homemade Thin Mints

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A cookie treat that everyone loves, year-round. (But yes, also during the holidays.)

17. Berry Strudel with Apple and Cinnamon

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Layers of folded, flaky dough between berries, apple, and cinnamon make this recipe a delight.

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Chocolatey, peppermint-y, and all of the Christmas-y tastes in one cookie.

19. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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This wintry dessert recipe is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

20. Scottish Shortbread

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Learn how to make your own traditional shortbread cookies with this recipe.

21. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

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This recipe uses hazelnut flour to bring an extra-nutty taste.

22. Vegan Eggnog

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Yep, you can make an eggnog that's vegan and dairy-free!

23. Cream Cheese Blintzes With Blueberry Drizzle

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For this recipe, once you've made your sweet cheese filling, you assemble them into the crepes, roll, and them drizzle blueberries all over.

24. Cranberry Orange Crumble Bars

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Use the berry of the season (cranberries, of course) mixed with orange flavors for this recipe for crumble bars.

25. Vegan Christmas Cake

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I've never had a Christmas Cake before, but now that I've seen this recipe, I would very much like to.

26. Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

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The type of cookies you simply must eat when they're still warm and gooey. Get the recipe here.

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The flavors of snickerdoodle and cookie dough in the form of a truffle... this is some cronut-level cooking. Get the recipe here.

28. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

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This no-bake recipe is comes together quickly and will fly off of the table.

29. Vegan Banoffee Pie Cheesecake

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The best news about this decadent banoffee pie recipe is that it doesn't require any baking!