Recipes for Vegan Christmas Cookies
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4 Recipes for Vegan Christmas Cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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This year, bake a healthier alternative to traditional Christmas cookies. Try some of these vegan recipes for Christmas cookies (and fruitcake).It’s not too late to whip up a batch of vegan Christmas cookies! Many families have a tradition of baking cookies on Christmas Eve. This year, why not choose a vegan recipe that may be healthier than the traditional recipes for Christmas cookies?

What does it mean when someone says they are vegan? It means that the person is choosing to limit their diet in ways that match their personal beliefs. People who are vegan avoid foods that contain animal products.

A person who is vegan will not eat foods that contain meat. (This includes beef, pork, chicken, fish, and all other meats). They will also avoid foods that contain eggs, dairy products, and honey. Some will also avoid white table sugar (because it may have been filtered through bone char).

4 Recipes for Vegan Christmas Cookies

One Green Planet has a recipe for “Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies”. They are vegan and gluten-free. This recipe does contain some cane sugar. Molasses is also used for sweetening. Almond milk is used instead of dairy milk. The recipe calls for 2 cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour. Visit the blog for full details on how to make these cookies and to see a great photo of the finished product. This recipe makes round, soft, cookies.

Want to make vegan gingerbread men cookies? My Whole Food Life has a recipe for “Healthy Gingerbread Cookies”. They are vegan. This recipe is sweetened with maple syrup (and does not call for cane sugar). It also includes applesauce. Instead of a chicken egg, it uses 1 flax egg. For best results, you will need a gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter.

The Chocolate Covered Katie blog has a vegan recipe for “Healthy Sugar Cookies”. Use the recipe to make round cookies that you can decorate (if you want to). This recipe gives you a lot of options for ingredient substitutions so that you can choose what you prefer to use.

It calls for 3/4 cup of spelt, (or ww pastry, or all-purpose flour). It also calls for 1/4 cup of white sugar (or you can use sucranat, coconut sugar, evaporated cane juice, or xylitol instead). It suggests you use a “butter-type spread” such as Earth Balance.

Gluten-Free Vegan Girl has a recipe for “Rich Sugar-Free Vegan Fruit Cake”. Check out her blog if you want to see some beautiful step-by-step photos of the recipe in progress.

The recipe calls for gluten-free oat flour. It includes dates, raisins and cranberries. Walnuts and pecans are included. It also requires sugar-free apricot jam, orange juice, and the peel of one lemon. The recipe calls for dairy-free milk, or water. This gives you the opportunity to pick which dairy-free milk you want to use.

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