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50+ Top Cookie Recipes (Vegan and Gluten Free Options)

With over 50 Top Cookie Recipes in this post, you’re sure to find some new recipes to add to your collection!

Below you’ll find anywhere from Blossom Cookies to Cookies for Christmas.  In this list, you will find Vegan and Gluten-Free options as well!

50+ Cookie Recipes

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Christmas Cookie Top Cookies

Everyone enjoys a delicious cookie and there are so many different types out there to choose from.

During Christmas time, sugar cookies and ginger cookies are popular while Chocolate Chip cookies are a favorite cookie all year round.  Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or Christmas, there’s a cookie below for you!


Blossom Cookies

Dreamy, chewy, Chocolate Drizzle Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies! Favorite Christmas cookie recipe! <3 |

Peanut Butter Hershey Kiss Cookies from A Simple Palate

Chocolate Blossom Cookies

Chocolate Blossom Cookies from The Diary of a Real Housewife

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms have a soft rich dark chocolate cookie base and are topped with a sweet peppermint kiss. They'll be the most beautiful cookie on your Christmas plate this year!

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms from Garnish & Glaze

Butter Cookies

Image is for gooey butter cake cookie recipe. These St. Louis style cookies are on a cooling rack lined up 5 by 3. The rack is sitting on a blue counter top and there is a blue and white striped image on the left side.

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies from Erhardts Eat

Low carb butter cookies using almond flour

Low Carb Butter Cookies with Almond Flour from Savory Tooth

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Wild Wild Whisk

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Chocolate Chip and M&M Cookies from Mama Needs Cake

5 White Chocolate Chai Cookies layered on top of each other on cooling rack

White Chocolate Chai Cookies from Bake du Jour


Chocolate Chunk Marshmallow Cookies from Mama Needs Cake

Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies are always the most requested cookies during the holidays with melt-in-your mouth texture and scrumptious flavor.

Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies from Kim’s Cravings

Christmas Time Melt in Your Mouth Easy Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread, the best Shortbread Holiday Cookie Recipe.

Easy Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread Cookies from An Italian in my Kitchen

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Hot Cocoa Cookies (Hot Chocolate Cookies) from Mama Needs Cake

Santa's Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies view overhead of plate of baked cookies

Santa’s Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies from Delicious Table

Christmas Cookies

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Sanded Sugar Cookies from Mama Needs Cake

The very BEST Sugar Cookies Recipe with dough that can be baked two ways and is perfect for cutout cookies! |

The Very Best Sugar Cookies from The Urban Soap Box

These snowman-shaped vegan meringue cookies will be a hit at your next wintertime gathering. They are sweet, crisp, airy and completely adorable!

Snowman Meringue Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free) from Vegan Huggs

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Ginger Cookies

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies made with fresh ginger

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies (Small Batch) from Homemade in the Kitchen

Decorated gingerbread cookie with sprinkles in the foreground and gingerbread cookies and a glass of hot chocolate in the background.

Gingerbread Cookies from The PKP Way

Gingerdoodles cookies on green plate on white towel and cooling rack

Pillow Soft Whole Wheat Gingerdoodles from Fit Mitten Kitchen

Old fashioned Ginger Cookies

Old Fashioned Ginger Cookies from My Cooking Journey

White Chocolate Dipped Gingerdoodles... so soft and full of flavor! Perfectly spiced to warm you up and add a festive twist on the favorite snickerdoodle cookie!

White Chocolate Dipped Gingerdoodles from I Heart Naptime

Gluten-Free Cookies

Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookies with Cranberries and Maple Syrup

Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookies with Cranberries from What’s in the Pan? 

A close up few of gluten free gingerbread cookies topped with cream cheese frosting on a cooling rack.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Pass Me Some Tasty

Gluten free White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Gluten-Free White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Gluten-free Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Thumbprint Cookies from Debra Klein

A close up view of 3 large gf chocolate chip cookies resting on a white plate next to a black and white striped kitchen towel.

The Best (& Easiest) Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Pass Me Some Tasty

Italian Cookies

Italian Anise Cookies!! These cookies NEED to be on your holiday cookie tray! Not a fan of anise? Use your favorite extract for a new flavor!

Italian Anise Cookies from Love Bakes Good Cakes 

Cannoli Cookies in Festive Box

Italian Cannoli Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle from Oats & Sesame

These Italian Ricotta Cookies are super soft and absolutely delicious. They are sure to become a favorite!

Italian Ricotta Cookies from Love Bakes Good Cakes

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries and White Chocolate from Veronika’s Kitchen


Classic Oatmeal Cookies from Mama Needs Cake

Cranberry chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies on a cooling rack on a dark surface.

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies from Renee Nicole’s Kitchen

Mama's Monster Cookies Recipe

Monster Cookies from Mama Needs Cake

Shortbread Cookies

Orange-Cranberry Shortbread Cookies with Jam are easy thumbprint cookies perfect for Christmas. They’re addictive, festive, and fun for kiddoes to make. A perfect Christmas cookie recipe, holiday cookie recipe, or any time of the year cookie recipe. #thumbprintcookies #thumbprintcookierecipe #cookierecipes #jamfilledcookie #christmascookies #holidaycookies

Orange-Cranberry Shortbread Cookies with Jam from Recipes From a Pantry 

Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies are buttery and rich, studded with caramelized toffee bits and crunchy pecan pieces in each bite.  Enjoy them as is or dip them in melted dark chocolate for an extra special Christmas cookie around the holidays!

Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies from House of Nash Eats

Close up stacked brown butter shortbread

Brown Butter Shortbread from Confessions of a Baking Queen

Alfajores - dulce de leche sandwich cookies

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies) from Caroline’s Cooking

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies - so rich and buttery, with the most delicious combination of flavors. They're the perfect cookie to share with friends and family this season!

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies from I Heart Naptime

Sugar Cookies

brown butter sugar cookies white plate red background cinnamon sugar sprinkles stacked glass of milk

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies from Mama Needs Cake

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies by The Toasty Kitchen

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies from The Toasty Kitchen

Thumbprint Cookies

Your holiday cookie plate won't be complete unless you have these easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies with buttery shortbread, almond flavoring and glaze.  They look festive too! #christmascookies #shortbread

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies from Cooking on the Front Burner

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Orange Spice Thumbprint Cookies from Garlic & Zest

Blackberry Lemon Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe with low sugar and no pectin homemade jam for healthy sweets.

Paleo Blackberry Lemon Jam Thumbprint Cookies from I Heart Umami

Thumbprint cookies are a classic Holiday cookie that should be on every plate! I use pecans or walnuts and fill them with seedless raspberry and mint jelly!

Classic Thumbprint Cookies from Spend With Pennies

Vegan Cookies

Overhead shot of the delicious thumbprint date nut cookies on a plate

Date Nut Cookies | Thumbprint Filled from Dishes Delish

Vegan Snowball Cookies With Cardamom Cinnamon #IncredibleBulkBinTreatExchange

Vegan Cardamom Cinnamon Snowball Cookies from Savory Spin

The perfect homemade cookies for Christmas! These irresistible vegan, gluten-free chocolate amaretti are super easy to make and taste delicious! 

Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies from Gathering Dreams

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cookies

Pudding makes these gluten- and dairy-free cookies soft and full of sweet vanilla flavor. These gluten free sugar cookies are easy to make and there's need to refrigerate the dough! Egg-free/Vegan options included.

Gluten Free and Vegan Sugar Cookies from Life After Wheat

Glutenfree and vegan maple pecan cookies with coconut sugar, cinnamon, and maple candied pecans make the perfect holiday treat

Maple Pecan Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free) from Yup, it’s Vegan! 


Thursday 22nd of November 2018

Looking delicious and healthy ???

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Thursday 15th of November 2018

We love baking cookies so I definitely need to make some of these with my kids. Thanks for including my recipe