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December 16, 2020
Dairy Free Christmas Cookies
Looking for allergy friendly treats this holiday season? Then you’ll absolutely love this collection of the best dairy free christmas cookies! From snickerdoodles to snowballs to gingerbread, we have you covered with all the classics. And they’re so darn delicious you absolutely won’t miss the milk, butter or cream.
I firmly believe that it isn’t Christmas without plenty of delicious cookies.
You have that dreamy aroma swirling around the house while they bake, the holiday movies playing in the background…
And then of course the actual treats that you can enjoy just for yourself OR share with others to spread some festive cheer.
But when food allergies, intolerances or even just preferences are involved, things can get a bit tricky.
Especially when so many classic holiday recipes are packed to the brim with all the milk, butter and cream.
Which brings us to today and this collection of the best dairy free christmas cookies.
That are so darn good your whole family will enjoy – whether or not they’re also dairy free.
Additionally, the majority of the recipes are also soy free, and there are several egg free, gluten free and / or vegan options.
So let’s dive in.
Dairy Free Christmas Cookies
Love holiday baking but can’t do dairy? Then check out this collection of the best dairy free christmas cookies! And from peppermint to snowballs to gingerbread, we’re covering all the classics.
Total Time2 hours40 minutesYield about 20 to 22 medium cookies
With lightly crisp edges and soft thick centers, these delicious dairy free sugar cookies are perfect for decorating as they hold their shape beautifully while baking. Use your favorite frosting or try our included go-to icing.
Total Time4 hours55 minutesYield about 20 medium cookies
These festive dairy free gingerbread cookies are filled with cozy spices, warm molasses and buttery goodness. Soft and chewy in the centers with slightly crisp edges, they're finished with the most dreamy spiced buttercream frosting for decorating.
Total Time1 hour35 minutesYield about 28 to 30 cookies
Made in just one bowl, these dairy free thumbprint cookies are a favorite holiday treat. With a shortbread sugar cookie base and pools of sweet raspberry jam, they’re buttery without the actual butter. Egg free, soy free and vegan.
Total Time1 hour32 minutesYield about 22 to 23 cookies
Soft, thick and perfectly crumbly, these dairy free peanut butter cookies are impossible to resist. Filled with rich peanut butter flavor, they’re wonderfully classic and crazy delicious dunked in a glass of dairy free milk.
Whether you call them snowballs, wedding cookies or russian tea cakes, these vegan snowball cookies are a delightful addition to any holiday cookie tray. Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth perfection, they’re also really easy to make. Dairy free, egg free and soy free.
Total Time1 hour5 minutesYield about 17 to 18 cookies
Soft, thick and chewy, these dreamy dairy free snickerdoodles are a must for the holidays. Buttery without the actual butter and packed with cinnamon sugar goodness, they are impossible to resist. Soy free.
Total Time1 hour35 minutesYield about 18 to 20 cookies
These dairy free chocolate peppermint cookies are a festive treat for the holidays. Filled with just the right amount of mint-y flavor, they’re finished with a generous dip in extra chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. Gluten free option.
Thick, chewy and oh-so-fudgy, these incredible dairy free chocolate crinkle cookies are a holiday staple. Like a cross between a brownie and a cookie, the whole family won’t be able to resist this delicious treat.
These chewy gingerbread cookies are out of this world good. Filled with molasses and warm spices, they’re finished with a quick roll in sugar before baking. A total favorite for the season. Dairy free and soy free.
Loaded with festive sprinkles, these soft and chewy coconut oil sugar cookies are a delightful way to celebrate the season. And with no rolling pin or cookie cutters required, these easy drop style cookies come together in a flash. Dairy free and soy free.
Total Time1 hour10 minutesYield about 20 to 22 cookies
You’ll fall head over heels for these dreamy dairy free double chocolate cookies. Soft, thick and chewy, they’re packed with both cocoa powder and melt-y chocolate chips. Added bonus? There’s no mixer required. Soy free.
Soft, chewy and filled with all the flavors of the season, these mint chocolate chip cookies are seriously good. Easy to make with no mixer needed, they’re packed with coconut oil, peppermint and chocolate chunks. Dairy free and soy free.
These irresistible cardamom spice cookies are a total must for Christmas. Easy to make with a touch of something special, they taste like a cross between a sugar cookie and a snickerdoodle. Dairy free and soy free.
Soft, thick and ultra chewy, these dairy free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are impossible to resist. With warm cinnamon, vanilla and puddles of gooey chocolate chips, they’re fantastic for dunking in a glass of your favorite dairy free milk.
Total Time1 hour30 minutesYield about 18 to 20 cookies
Soft, thick and chewy, these dairy free oatmeal raisin cookies are seriously good. With nutty oats, sweet raisins, warm cinnamon and vanilla, they’re wonderfully classic and easy to make. Not to mention there's no mixer needed. Soy free.
Perfectly soft and chewy, these coconut oil chocolate chip cookies are a complete staple. Loaded with melt-y chocolate chips and fantastic flavor, they're everything you love in a simple cookie. And there’s no mixer required. Dairy free and soy free.
Total Time1 hour5 minutesYield about 20 to 22 cookies
Loaded with buttery macadamia nuts and rich dairy free white chocolate chips, these dairy free macadamia nut cookies will be your new favorite treat. Soft, thick and chewy, there's also no mixer involved. Soy free.
A fun flourless spin on traditional peanut butter blossoms, these gluten free peanut butter cup cookies are completely irresistible. Thick, chewy and incredibly easy to make, they come together in one bowl with only a handful of ingredients. Dairy free.
Studded with oats, chocolate chips and candy-coated pieces, these gluten free monster cookies will be a hit with the whole family. Soft, thick and perfectly chewy, they’re simple to make in just one bowl. Dairy free.
Just 20 minutes and one bowl to these flourless peanut butter s’mores cookies. Sweetened with maple syrup and studded with dark chocolate and marshmallows, they’re hard to resist. Dairy free and gluten free.
Oh-so-dunk-able, these vanilla almond vegan biscotti are a total reader favorite. Crispy and crunchy (but not so hard they’ll break your teeth!), they’re fantastic with a cup of tea or packaged up as gifts. Dairy free, egg free and soy free.
Total Time1 hour15 minutesYield about 22 to 24 biscotti
Crispy, crunchy and delightfully dunk-able, these vegan chocolate biscotti are incredible with coffee, tea or dairy free milk. Filled with double the chocolate thanks to cocoa powder and chocolate chips, they’re also fantastic packaged up as gifts. Dairy free, egg free and soy free.
Irresistibly soft and chewy, these dairy free macaroons are for coconut lovers only. Easy to make with no condensed milk involved, they’re dipped in chocolate for the perfect finishing touch. Gluten free and soy free.
Soft, chewy and perfectly gooey, there's no campfire needed for these dairy free s’mores cookie bars. Filled with warm vanilla, plenty of chocolate and pockets of mini marshmallows, they're a fun take on the classic treat.
After developing a dairy allergy at age 30, I know just how difficult it can be to transition to a dairy free lifestyle. But it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you think. Join me for easy, ridiculously tasty dairy free recipes for everyday life that will help eliminate that feeling of always missing out (because giving up cheese is hard enough!).