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3 Quick and Easy Vegan + Gluten Free Christmas Cookies and Treats

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

A white plate displays chocolate peanut butter balls, chocolate crinkle cookies, and shortbread cookies drizzled with melted chocolate. To the left of the plate is a red, green, and white checkered tablecloth. Below the plate is a piece of parchment paper with a silver spoon dripped in chocolate and Christmas sprinkles. The picture takes place on a grey countertop.

Couple weekends ago I had the honor of baking with one of the most admired bakers I grandma!

A young woman embraces her grandmother on a wooden bridge in a forest. The young woman is wearing a short blue dress with scalloped short sleeves, whereas the grandmother wears a blue and white t-shirt with navy pants.
Me and my talented Grandmother.

Every Christmas my grandmother puts together a beautiful spread of cookies, peanut butter chocolate balls, cakes, and more for all of us to enjoy during the holiday season...and man, I don't know how this lady does it all in a couple days, cause I was exhausted after the first batch of cookies.

Luckily, we were able to hit our Christmas baking targets and are now armed with goodies to last us through all our holiday dinners and porch drop off visits.

This past weekend I decided to give a couple of her recipes a go, except make them vegan and gluten-free so that all the special people in my life can enjoy them too!

So without further ado, here are three quick and easy Christmas treats, Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, Shortbread Cookies, and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, to make when you are in a holiday pinch:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Four chocolate peanut butter balls lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. In addition to the peanut butter balls, the parchment paper is covered with drizzled chocolate.

Vegan + Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies

A woman holds a shortbread cookie drizzled with melted chocolate in her hand. In the background is a green, red, and white checkered table cloth with red and white knit Christmas ornaments.
Fun fact - in addition to being an amazing baker, my Grandmother also is a talent knitter! The Christmas ornaments in this picture were made by her!

Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A woman holds a Chocolate Crinkle cookie with a bite out of it. In the background is a red, green, and white checkered table cloth with a black matted plate and several red and white knitted Christmas ornaments.

Looking for other delicious Christmas recipes to serve up this year? Check out last year's Christmas recipes:


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