Vegan cookies are easy to find in stores and they’re also easy to make. This short guide lists some terrific brands. And if you want to bake your own, we’ve got recommendations for superb vegan dessert cookbooks.
If you’re looking to eat more healthfully, opt for cookies made at least partly from unrefined ingredients. Oatmeal cookies are, by default, largely wholegrain. You can also get great results using unrefined sweeteners.
Vegan Cookie Brands
You can often purchase locally-made vegan cookies at your favorite coffee shop or natural foods store. Additionally, the bakery at every Whole Foods Market makes its own vegan cookies.
If you can’t find vegan cookies locally, don’t despair. Most large bakeries sell their products online. Amazon.com carries several top brands.
- Munk Pack Protein Cookie [Amazon.com]
- Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies [Amazon.com]
- Lucy’s (Gluten-Free) [Amazon.com]
- Lenny & Larry’s [Amazon.com]
- Ope’s Cookies [Mail-order]
- Uncle Eddie’s [Mail-order and retail distribution]
- Alternative Baking Company [Mail-order and retail distribution]
Best Vegan Cookies Cookbooks
When it comes to baked desserts, nothing is easier to make than cookies. Check out the definitive cookbook devoted to vegan cookies, written by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Additionally, any cookie recipe can be veganized by replacing the animal ingredients with vegan butter, unsweetened soy milk, and egg replacer.
If you want to branch out and try something truly special, get ahold of a raw foods cookie recipe. When it comes to cookies, you won’t miss out on 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. A great resource for trying out raw foods cookies is Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily von Euw.
Vegan Dessert Cookbooks
Because they are so easy to make, cookies are the best place to start for anyone new to baking. When you’re ready to go further, here a few acclaimed vegan cookbooks that feature every sort of dessert—including a number of cookie recipes:
- Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, by Chloe Coscarelli
- Clara Cakes, by Clara Polito
- Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking, by Cara Reed
When it comes to baked vegan desserts, cookies are the perfect starting point since they’re so easy to make. Hopefully, your cookie baking successes will inspire you to further explore the world of vegan dessert baking. When you’re ready to move beyond cookies, check out our extensive Vegan Baking Guide.