You’re going to love this epic round-up of the Best Vegan & Gluten-Free Cookies recipes. Whether you’re looking for plant-based and allergy-friendly cookie recipes for the holidays, birthday parties, or just for fun, there is literally a cookie for everyone on this list.

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Whether you’re looking for holiday recipes or birthday treats, you are certain to find the perfect cookies in this vegan and gluten-free cookie recipe round-up.

Some of the best food bloggers on the web shared their favorite recipes with me, and I am so grateful! I hope you enjoy perusing the mouth-watering photos.

To help make this list more manageable, I’ve organized this plant-based cookie round-up into three different sections including holiday cookies, classic cookie recipes, and no-bake cookie recipes.

Scroll down the post to find your favorite new cookie recipe to make for your friends, family, or just for yourself. From peanut butter to chocolate chip cookies, this list has them all. Best of all, they are all made without gluten, eggs, or dairy, so you should be able to find the perfect recipe for your needs.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cookie Ingredients

To make a vegan and gluten-free cookie, this means that the recipe is both fully plant-based and free from any gluten-containing flours. None of the dry ingredients or wet ingredients will include any gluten-containing flours or animal products such as milk, dairy, eggs, or honey.

Most of these recipes use simple ingredients such as gluten-free flour, almond flour, coconut oil, oat flour, brown sugar, flax egg, nut butter, vegan chocolate chips, almond milk, vanilla extract, coconut sugar, and melted vegan butter.

Vegan and gluten-free cookies will not contain ingredients such as:

  • all purpose flour or regular flour,
  • eggs,
  • honey,
  • dairy milk, or
  • butter.

Allergy-Friendly Cookie FAQs

Can any cookie recipe be made vegan and gluten-free?

Most types of cookie recipes can be made vegan and gluten-free, but it’s best to find a recipe that has been tested with these changes. In other words, don’t just expect that you can leave out the eggs, gluten, and milk and think that it will turn out okay. It’s best to find a recipe that has been fully tested (like the ones included in the list below).

Can you freeze vegan cookies?

Most baked vegan cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months. You can also freeze the cookie dough in an airtight container to be baked later. Defrost the dough, divide the cookie dough balls into even amounts, and place on a baking sheet or cookie sheet to bake (I like to use parchment paper for easy clean up). Serve the cookies warm or at room temperature.

What can you use instead of eggs as a vegan egg wash?

There are lots of options for making an egg-free and plant-based egg wash to help create crispy edges and a golden brown crust. Some options include using an egg substitute, maple syrup, aquafaba, or a chia egg. Here is my full list of the best vegan substitutes for egg wash.

Now onto the recipes! If you see one you like, simple click on the photo and you’ll be taken to the full recipe and recipe card.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

Here's a round-up of the very best vegan and gluten-free cookie recipes from around the web. This list is organized into categories so you can find your favorites easily.

Holiday Cookie Recipes

Here are the best vegan and gluten-free holiday cookie recipes!

Classic Cookie Recipes

The following classic cookie recipes are made both vegan and gluten-free so everybody can enjoy them.

Energy Bites & No-Bake Cookies

Here are the best vegan and gluten-free energy bites and no-bake cookies!

See, aren’t these the most amazing vegan cookie recipes? And they’re all gluten-free, too! I’m excited to try some new ones, and I hope you are too. I’m very thankful for my fellow food bloggers who shared their recipes in this round-up. Please let me know which recipes you try in the comments!

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About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with over 5 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.