It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and I have the perfect round-up of vegan Christmas desserts for you. From cookies, frozen treats, popcorn and cake, I’ve got you covered. Each dessert is unique from the other, giving you options for what mess you feel like creating in the kitchen! These lip-smacking treats will keep your belly full, and your smile big this holiday season.
round-up of vegan Christmas desserts
- Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
- Vegan Peppermint Patties
- Gluten Free Ginger Cookies
- Vegan Caramel Popcorn
- Vegan Gingerbread Cheesecake
These Vegan Thumbprint Cookies are coming in at number one. They are crispy on the outside with a soft, chewy and nutty inside. But my favourite part about these gluten free Christmas cookies is the homemade raspberry chia jam. The jam is so straightforward to make, and the recipe even leaves you with a little extra to enjoy on your toast the next morning. The jam is a beautiful texture and not too sweet. Scooping the jam into the cookies is the best part.
a freezer friendly vegan Christmas dessert
These vegan Christmas cookies freeze really nicely. They are obviously best when fresh, any cookie is, but if you find you have an overload of cookies in your house, pop these treats in the freezer. As a result, they will need some time to thaw but then they are delicious to dip in your tea (this is my fav). These cookies are one of those vegan Christmas desserts that you can’t pass on. I’m a firm believer that cookies can change your mental state for the better, and these thumbprint cookies will do just that. So take a bite and take a breath and enjoy it.
These Vegan Peppermint Patties are a life-saver when you are in dire need of a sweet treat but you don’t see anything on the counter. They store wonderfully in the freezer and will have you praising them when that sweet craving hits. These are the perfect bite-sized vegan Christmas desserts to enjoy throughout the holiday season.
Loaded with coconut goodness, these peppermint patties are creamy to the max. Coconut butter and coconut cream make up the foundation of the filling. They are responsible for the creaminess. This is the season for peppermint and ginger flavours. The peppermint game in this Christmas dessert is strong. The chocolate-peppermint ratio in these bites is spot on. A thin layer of chocolate covers the coconutty-peppermint filling and satisfies that after dinner craving.
jingle all the way for more sweets
Some more vegan Christmas cookies for you in this round-up. Gluten Free Ginger Cookies, inspired by my Nonnie (Grandma). She used to bring my sister and me a batch of homemade molasses cookies every time she came to visit. She always stored them in a printed round tin container. The smell when she removed the lid, was heaven. Her cookies were so chewy and melted in your mouth. I’m so proud because I’ve created a copy-cat recipe that is vegan and gluten free. These ginger cookies are probably my favourite Christmas treat to have around the house.
melt in your mouth kind of gluten free Christmas cookie
These gluten free Christmas cookies are festively spiced with ginger, cinnamon and molasses. As a result, they are chewy, spicy, and my mouth is watering just thinking about them. They are perfect as a homemade gift to someone this holiday season, or just for you to much on, curled up by the fire with tea and a holiday movie. These gluten free ginger cookies are really going to get you in Santa’s good books if you leave these out for him on Christmas Eve.
This festive Vegan Caramel Popcorn is a holiday treat that I love to snack on in the evenings. It’s the perfect companion while watching a movie, writing cards or just to share with loved ones. This holiday snack is sticky, sweet and full of caramel goodness. The popcorn is best eaten fresh which is why batches for this recipe are meant to be smaller. Smaller batches are necessary to enjoy the fullness of what the recipe is. Obviously, if you have a bigger family, or are making this snack for a house-full, double or triple the batch.
get your fingers a little sticky
I find this festive popcorn to be sweet, but not overwhelming. There is a balance and I like it that way. The popcorn stays crunchy while the caramel sauce adds a sweetness. The caramel sauce is creamy and fragrant. It makes any old bowl of popcorn a little fancier, a little sweeter and a little sticky. Fingers will be fighting over for that last handful of this festive treat.
run, run as fast as you can…towards this vegan Christmas cake
This Vegan Gingerbread Cheesecake is the Queen of all vegan Christmas cakes. She is elegant with a velvety filling that will instantly bring a smile to your lips. The gingerbread crust is magical in itself. Perfectly spiced with festive flavours, crispy and crumbly, this crust is like taking a bite out of a gingerbread man cookie.
a baked vegan cheesecake
This recipe is in my top five Vegan Christmas Desserts because this cheesecake is BAKED, not frozen/raw. That’s right friends, in case you missed it this vegan gingerbread cheesecake is baked in the oven. It is so creamy, and rich, making it the best dessert to have this season. The gingerbread crust will knock your socks off and have you begging for seconds. Everyone needs a go-to Christmas dessert and this one should be on that list. It’s so easy to make. There still is some wait time so the cheesecake can set but it’s a great dessert to make the night before and leave in the fridge. And if by some miracle there are leftovers, this cheesecake is amazing for a few days after. But let’s be honest, there won’t be leftovers.
These recipes are meant to inspire you and bring some holiday spirit into the kitchen because the holiday season is all about love, spending time together and food. Especially the food, right? These Vegan Christmas Desserts have clean ingredients, they are gluten free and free from dairy. Let these desserts fill your kitchen with festive smells and bring friends and family together around the kitchen table. These recipes will make your bellies extra full and jolly this holiday season.