Going vegan need not mean giving up cookies—vegan brands are widely available. We’ve listed the top national brands below, but you may also be able to find locally-made vegan cookies at your favorite coffee shop or natural foods store (but usually not in the cookie aisle; instead check near the deli or the cash registers.) Also, the bakery at every Whole Foods Market makes its own vegan cookies.
Vegan Cookie Companies
- Nana’s Cookies [Amazon.com & retail distribution]
- Lucy’s Gluten-free Cookies [Amazon.com & retail distribution]
- Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie [Amazon.com & retail distribution]
- Ope’s Cookies [Mail-order]
- Liz Lovely [Mail-order & regional USA retail distribution]
- Uncle Eddie’s Cookies [Mail-order and retail distribution]
- Alternative Baking Company [Mail-order and retail distribution]
Vegan Cookie Recipes
Making vegan cookies at home is easy. Any non-vegan cookie recipe can be made vegan by swapping out the animal ingredients and using vegan butter, unsweetened soy milk, and egg replacer. There are also many recipes online as well as phenomenal vegan dessert cookbooks packed with every sort of cookie recipe you could imagine.
Every vegan dessert cookbook will contain a number of cookie recipes, and there are also two cookbooks devoted entirely to vegan cookies: Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, by Moskowitz & Romero, and The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, by Kelly Peloza. Cookies are also the perfect way to start getting acquainted with raw foods desserts. Don’t worry that you’ll be giving up any flavor by going raw; the textures and flavors in a good raw foods cookie recipe are phenomenal, and often fuller and richer than what comes out of the oven. The best starting-point for trying out raw foods cookies may be Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily von Euw.
A few other acclaimed vegan dessert cookbooks, all of which feature a number of cookie recipes, are:
- Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, by Chloe Coscarelli
- Clara Cakes, by Clara Polito
- Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking, by Cara Reed