These Chewy Vegan Eggnog Cookies are the perfect flavorful cookie for the holiday season! These cookies are easy to make and are made with clean and simple ingredients. They have the perfect eggnog flavor that is guaranteed to satisfy all eggnog lovers!
I've been an eggnog lover my whole life. I knew I wanted to create the ultimate holiday cookie using my favorite holiday flavor. After seeing how easy it was to achieve the perfect vegan eggnog flavor in my Best Vegan Eggnog recipe I knew it was time to create these delicious cookies!
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- What Makes These Vegan Eggnog Cookies Healthy?
- Ingredients For These Vegan Eggnog Cookies:
- How To Make These Vegan Eggnog Cookies:
- Vegan Eggnog Cookie Variations:
- What You'll Need To Make This Chewy Vegan Eggnog Cookie Recipe:
- How To Store Vegan Cookies:
- Top Tip:
- Frequently Asked Questions:
- Related Healthy Vegan Cookies For The Holiday Season:
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What Makes These Vegan Eggnog Cookies Healthy?
Not only are these Vegan Eggnog Cookies the perfect flavorful holiday cookie, but they're also super healthy. For me eating a plant-based vegan diet isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle. Therefore I like to enjoy healthy treats all throughout the holidays. Of course, I splurge a little here and there, but for the most part, I stick to the healthy stuff.
Luckily I've developed enough healthy vegan treats over the years that I never crave the unhealthy stuff, because I have an abundance of healthy Christmas cookies just like these. These cookies are
- VEGAN - This means they are dairy-free, egg-free, and animal product-free. Therefore they contain more fiber and have a lower saturated fat content than traditional cookies.
- GLUTEN-FREE - These cookies are 100% gluten-free. If you don't eat a gluten-free diet, you can use regular flour. However, I like eating a gluten-free diet, because it helps me eat more fiber.
- OIL-FREE - These cookies are made with coconut butter instead of oil. This raises the fiber content and the nutrients in the cookies. Therefore they are more filling.
- REFINED SUGAR-FREE - This recipe is completely free of any refined sugar thanks to the Maple Crystals. I could go on for days about how much I love this natural sweetener. It's the best for baking hands down.
- WHOLE FOODS PLANT BASED - Since this recipe checks all the previous boxes it is completely whole foods plant-based. This means that all the ingredients used are clean and natural.
Ingredients For These Vegan Eggnog Cookies:
This eggnog cookie recipe is great because it uses simple ingredients you can pick up at your local grocery store.
- Gluten-Free Flour - Any 1:1 gluten-free flour mix should work. This is my personal favorite. I think it tastes like all-purpose flour and it works just like it. It is truly a 1:1 substitute.
- Maple Crystals - One of my all-time favorite natural sweeteners to bake with is Maple Crystals. Maple crystals come from pure maple syrup and just have the liquid removed. They work just like cane sugar, and they are loaded with nutrients. I like to get mine from Wilderness Poets because you can buy them in bulk for a more affordable price. As always, my code: "NATURALVEGAN" gets you $10 off your purchase!
- Baking Soda - No cookie is complete without baking soda. Baking soda helps the cookies spread evenly.
- Nutmeg - Of course these vegan eggnog cookies need a touch of nutmeg to achieve the classic eggnog flavor. A little goes a long way with this spice, but it is super important to achieving the right flavor.
- Vanilla Bean Powder - This recipe uses vanilla bean powder rather than vanilla extract. This is because I wanted these cookies to be as chewy as possible. Since the recipe calls for a lot of rum extract I wanted to limit the amount of vanilla extract.
- Ground Flax Seed - This will be used to make the flax eggs. A flax egg is a mixture of ground flax seed and water that turns into an eggy mixture that is a 1:1 substitute for eggs!
- Water - You will need water to mix with the ground flax seed to make the flax egg.
- Coconut Butter - (IMPORTANT) When baking with coconut butter, it is super important that you use runny and smooth coconut butter. Usually, if you store it in a warm place this is not a problem. If your coconut butter is solid you can reheat it in 10-second intervals until it's a liquid. If it is still dry and crumbly, it will not work correctly. I recommend using a brand new jar of coconut butter, and heating it then mixing it until it is smooth and creamy. If you use an old jar, you can make it creamy again by adding a bit of cold-pressed coconut oil and mixing it until smooth again.
- Pure Rum Extract - Rum extract is the key flavor in eggnog so it's super important to include this ingredient. Make sure to use a high-quality and pure rum extract to avoid any artificial flavors or colors.
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How To Make These Vegan Eggnog Cookies:
These Vegan Eggnog Cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookies to make because they're so easy and everyone loves them.
1. Begin by preheating the oven to 350. Make the flax eggs by combining the ground flax seed and water together in a small bowl and letting rest for about 10 minutes.
2. Next, sift together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
3. Add the flax egg, rum extract, and coconut butter to the dry ingredients. Mix until cookie dough forms. Cover and place the cookie dough in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
4. Once the dough has chilled, use a cookie scoop to scoop out balls of cookie dough and place them on the cookie sheet. Place in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes. Once done, place on a wire rack and allow to chill for 10-12 minutes, and enjoy!
Hint: I like these cookies best when they're cold. I recommend chilling them in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
There are a handful of easy and delicious substitutions that can be made for these homemade vegan eggnog cookies. Here are some of the common ones.
- Sugar - Although I strongly recommend using maple crystals because they have the perfect flavor, you can use coconut sugar, white sugar, or brown sugar as a 1:1 substitute.
- Vegan Butter - You can substitute coconut butter with vegan butter. I recommend using half the amount if using vegan butter since it is pure oil. I recommend melting the butter before mixing it in for best results.
- Egg Replacer - The flax egg can be replaced with a vegan egg replacer or 1 regular egg if you are not vegan.
Vegan Eggnog Cookie Variations:
The best part about these eggnog cookies is that there are plenty of options when it comes to mixing them up. Here are some of my favorite variations.
- Eggnog Snickerdoodles - You can give these vegan cookies a twist by rolling the soft dough in a cinnamon sugar mixture before baking to create delicious eggnog snickerdoodles.
- Eggnog Glaze - You can dress these dairy-free eggnog cookies up with a super simple eggnog glaze. Simply combine 2 tablespoons of coconut butter with 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup and a splash of pure rum extract. Then mix until silky smooth.
- Extra Spice - You can add a variety of warm spices to these cookies for a rich eggnog flavor.
Make sure to check out my Healthy Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake for another vegan eggnog variation!
What You'll Need To Make This Chewy Vegan Eggnog Cookie Recipe:
These healthy eggnog cookies are great because they require minimal equipment to make. Here's what you'll need to make this recipe.
- Mixing Bowls - You will need a small bowl and a large bowl to make these cookies.
- Electric Mixer - You can use a hand mixer, stand mixer, or hand mixing to mix the cookie dough.
- Cookie Sheet - I recommend using a light stainless steel baking sheet. Light-colored bakeware won't burn the bottom as easily as dark-colored.
- Medium Cookie Scoop - You will need a medium cookie scoop to measure out the perfect-sized cookies.
- Parchment Paper (optional) - If your cookie sheet is not nonstick I recommend using parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking to the pan.
- Wire Rack - You will need a wire rack to cool these cookies on.
How To Store Vegan Cookies:
Vegan cookies are great for storing for extended periods of time because they don't contain any animal products. I recommend storing these vegan eggnog cookies in the fridge in an airtight container. If stored properly these cookies will last the entire holiday season (about 3 weeks).
Add a sprinkle of nutmeg to the top of these cookies for the perfect traditional eggnog flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you're unfamiliar with eggnog, you may assume it contains alcohol. Although it is extremely common to add alcohol to eggnog, eggnog does not naturally contain alcohol. The classic rum taste comes from the rum extract which does not contain any alcohol. If you want to try a homemade vegan eggnog I recommend trying my Best Vegan Eggnog for the perfect authentic eggnog flavor.
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Chewy Vegan Eggnog Cookies
- Begin by preheating the oven to 350. Make the flax eggs by combining the ground flax seed and water together in a small bowl and letting rest for about 10 minutes.
- Next, sift together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
- Add the flax egg, rum extract, and coconut butter to the dry ingredients. Mix until cookie dough forms. Cover and place the cookie dough in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
- Once the dough has chilled, use a cookie scoop to scoop out balls of cookie dough and place them on the cookie sheet. Place in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Once done, place on a wire rack and allow to chill for 10-12 minutes, and enjoy!
More Vegan Eggnog Recipes:
There are plenty of eggnog recipes on my website for all my fellow eggnog lovers!