These 42 decadent, dairy free cookies are so good that you’ll forget dairy ever existed!
Are you craving a warm, gooey cookie but can’t have dairy?
These dairy-free delights are just as tasty and satisfying as their traditional counterparts.
But just because they’re dairy-free doesn’t mean they’re lacking in flavor.
These cookies feature flavorful ingredients that add depth and richness to each bite.
From classic Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies to creative and unique ones like Vegan Orange Cardamom Sugar Cookies or Dairy Free Chai Cookies, we’ve got something for every occasion.
But if you haven’t tried #40 yet, you are missing out!
These sweet, nutty treats are a must-try for any cookie lover.
Still, do you know what the best part is?
The dairy free cookie recipes we’ve included here are easy to follow, and you can make them with simple ingredients.
And if you’re worried about missing out on that classic, creamy texture that dairy provides, that’s okay!
Plenty of plant-based alternatives work just as well in these recipes, such as almond milk, coconut milk, or any non-dairy milk you choose.
So, don’t let your food restrictions keep you from indulging in a scrumptious treat because these dairy-free cookies are sure to become a new favorite in your household.
These Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, rich, and chewy—a lovely pick-me-up.
Another great thing about them is that they’re flourless, so you can eat them without feeling like you have to work out afterward.
They’re also thick, rich, and aromatic, with a bit of vanilla extract to give them a bit of extra flavor.
You’re going to love these amaretti cookie treats.
There’s a slight crunch to the outside, soft and chewy inside, and a glorious almond flavor that you’ll enjoy.
And they’re a bit addictive, so make sure you keep plenty around.
These Dairy Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are thick yet soft and have the right amount of chewiness.
The oats bring a nutty flavor, while raisins provide an added sweetness that will have your taste buds singing praises.
Then warm brown sugar and spicy cinnamon round out this tasty treat by giving it a little kick.
And don’t even get us started on how much we love coconut oil.
These cookies are surprisingly good.
If you’re looking for a tender, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, these are the cookies for you.
They’re slightly crispy and have a fantastic texture that is softer than regular shortbread.
And even though they don’t have butter, they still taste amazing!
If you’re a coconut fanatic looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite flavor, look no further than these light and crunchy Dairy Free Coconut Cookies.
They’re also incredibly crispy (think potato chips), with tons of coconut flavor.
And they have delicate lace edges that make you feel like a pastry chef.
These Dairy Free Soft Lemon Drop Cookies are like little droplets of sunshine.
They’re soft, melting yellow cookies rolled in sugar and cracking at the tops.
Plus, the recipe has added some extra lemon zest to ensure you get all the tasty goodness of a lemon drop without any dairy.
Oats are delicious.
And chocolate tastes great too!
So what happens when you combine the two?
You get a Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie that’s so yummy you can’t stop at just one.
We’re talking chewiness and crunchiness in every bite, with a soft center that makes your mouth water more than it ever has before—and it’s all thanks to the secret ingredient: oats!
Are you a fan of lemon meringue pie?
Do you love the burst of tartness and sweetness that fills your mouth with every bite?
These cookies are like miniature pies in cookie form: lemony, light, fluffy, crisp, and sweet with just a hint of tang from the lemon zest.
They’re everything you love about lemon meringue pie—but in a bite-sized package!
These Vegan Coffee Hazelnut Cookies are lightly sweet, chewy with slightly crisp edges, and sophisticated enough for even the most discerning palate.
They’re the perfect indulgence for any coffee lover.
And they’ll keep you going all day long!
These cookies are for pairing with eggnog or chocolate milk during the holiday season.
Still, they’re also great year-round as a simple snack or dessert.
The almond flour makes them low in carbs, while ground ginger and other spices give them that classic gingerbread taste.
And the maple syrup gives both sweetness and moisture, while coconut oil helps them stay soft even after they’ve cooled down.
We’re not saying you should eat these cookies every day, but we’re also not saying that you shouldn’t.
They’re dairy-free and full of hazelnut flavors—what’s not to love?
With hazelnut butter, coconut flour, and maple syrup, these cookies are soft and moist with a nutty kick.
And they’re full of the smooth taste of hazelnuts and a hint of maple sweetness that will keep you coming back for more.
These chocolate chip cookies are one of the softest, chewiest cookies you’ll ever make.
They’re also easy to make with basic ingredients and don’t require almond flour, applesauce, or even coconut oil!
Just grab your favorite vegan chocolate chips and get baking.
Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies are a gooey, chocolaty, irresistible treat that will take your breath away.
Not only are they flourless and naturally sweetened, but they’re also soft-baked and take minutes to prepare.
On top of that, they taste like banana bread in cookie form!
The Triple Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookie was created as a fantastic blend of two cookies: a classic triple chocolate cookie and a thin mint.
It’s soft, chewy, and loaded with mint chocolate Oreo goodness.
It’s the ultimate combination of two beloved desserts into one unique treat!
These Russian Tea Cakes are the bee’s knees.
They’re tender and light, with nutty flavors that go so well with tea.
They also have a sweet powdered sugar coating that will make you feel like you’ve gone to paradise.
It’s that good.
Maple Walnut Cookies are a classic.
They’re crispy around the edges, chewy in the middle, and have a nice balance of sweetness with a hint of saltiness.
These cookies make you want to use them as a pick-me-up after a long day or share them with someone special.
These cookies are the stuff of legends.
We’re talking about super thick, crunchy edges, chewy interior loaded with macadamia nuts.
This indulgently soft textured cookie will make you want to eat the whole batch.
Get ready for a festive and delicious treat with these Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies!
The cranberries give them a pop of color and flavor, making any party feel a little more special.
And applesauce, ripe bananas, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, and cinnamon are also really good for you!
It’s like eating dessert without feeling guilty afterward—and that’s amazing!
This Italian Pistachio Cookie is a work of art.
It’s soft, a little fudgy in the center, and crunchy on the outside.
The dough is made with pistachios and egg whites—and they’re just pretty to look at.
These Dairy Free Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are a dream come true for anyone who likes the taste of strawberry shortcake ice cream bars.
The strawberry flavor is so intense that you can almost feel it bursting through your taste buds.
The texture is terrific, too—soft and chewy at first, then crunchy when you bite into the golden Oreos.
And when you finish them, they leave behind a sweet aftertaste that makes you want to keep eating until you’re left with crumbs.
You’re going to enjoy these rich chocolate coconut cookies.
They’re chewy, filled with melty dairy-free chocolate chips, and sprinkled with unsweetened coconut flakes on the outside.
What’s more, these cookies are made without dairy products—that’s right!
So go ahead: indulge in one of these chewy chocolate dough balls and feel good about it!
These cookies taste just like their non-dairy counterpart, with a bold flavor and a texture almost like a buttery shortbread.
They also feature whole-grain sorghum flour and old-fashioned oats, which give them a texture similar to a buttery shortbread cookie.
And they’re loaded with diced apples!
Indeed, they’ll remind you of those classic apple oatmeal cookies you grew up with but without all the dairy.
The beauty of Tahini & Honey Cookies is subtlety.
First, there’s the beautiful nutty, creamy texture—the kind you only get with tahini.
Then there’s the slightly chewy texture in the middle, leaving you wondering how they did that.
And then there’s the sesame seed coating over that crunchy crust that makes it all come together.
Honey complements the lightly nutty flavor of tahini, making for an experience you will remember.
These cookies are only sweetened with fruit but packed full of flavors.
They’ve got just a touch of spice for that extra warmth, and they’re gently chewy enough that you won’t feel like you’re eating a brick.
These treats are made with dried apricots and cranberries, giving them that perfectly sweet-tart flavor combo that makes them irresistible!
Thin mints are the best part of Girl Scout Cookies.
They’re thin, crisp, and melty—a wafer-like chocolate cookie with an excellent, creamy, minty coating.
And they’re just as satisfying and delicious as their dairy-filled counterparts.
If you love thin mints but want to stay true to your dairy-free diet, this is the best alternative!
Try these Dairy Free Raspberry Lemon Cookies when looking for a snack to blow your mind.
They’re soft and chewy with a full-on zest of bright flavors, thanks to the lemon juice and frozen berries.
And they use aquafaba instead of eggs (if you’re trying to avoid them).
These cookies are a little bit of Italy and a lot of scrumptious.
They’re tender and crumbly, with a sweet vanilla anise glaze and topped with rainbow nonpareils for a pop of color that’ll make your mouth water.
But what makes these cookies so special?
They’re made with pure anise extract, giving them their wonderful black licorice flavor.
Imagine a cookie that tastes like chewy, crunchy cornflake candy.
Now imagine it’s made of peanut butter and has no dairy.
And it doesn’t need to be baked, so you can make it with your kids and eat it together.
You can do all these things with this recipe for Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies!
Just whip up the ingredients, roll them into balls, and that’s it!
The only thing left is to devour them.
Who says spicy and sweet don’t mix?
Definitely, not us!
We’re talking about Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies, a sweet and spicy chocolate treat that’s chewy, soft, and ready to melt in your mouth.
The spicy meets ooey-gooey on a new level with gooey marshmallows made with whole grain oat flour.
You’ll want more than one of these—that’s for sure!
Dairy Free Chai Cookies sound like an odd idea.
But it’s not: these cookies are dairy-free and made with chai spices.
They have a warm and inviting aroma.
And the flavor is incredibly balanced—soft and pillowy on the inside with just enough crunch on the outside to give it some bite.
You’ve never had a pumpkin cookie like this.
They’re made with a blend of coconut and tapioca flour and sweetened with the delicious taste of pumpkin puree.
To make them extra special, add blackstrap molasses—a sweetener made from pressed sugar cane juice—and lots of cinnamon and nutmeg for a warm, spicy kick.
These will surely be your new go-to snack, no matter what time of year.
These Sweet Potato Cookies will be your new favorite treat if you’re trying to cut back on butter.
They’re made with mashed sweet potato and maple syrup.
However, they still have that wonderfully buttery texture of your favorite cookie.
They’re also packed with oats, flax seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin seeds, and dairy-free chocolate chips, letting you indulge guilt-free.
Thick, doughy, and fudgy with crisp, brownie-like edges—these Vegan Banana Brownie Cookies will have you return for a second bite.
And then a third.
And then maybe even a fourth.
The banana flavor is subtle and sweet, reminiscent of the best banana bread ever.
But these cookies are a little denser than your average banana bread, so they’re great when you want something more substantial to pair with your afternoon coffee or tea.
Hands down, these cookies are the best.
They’re everything you want in a cookie: chewy, buttery, and nutty.
But they’re also packed with toasted buttered pecans and hints of coffee bourbon.
And did we mention they’re sugar-free?
So if you’re trying to cut down on sugar, these cookies are for you.
You might be a bit skeptical about vegan white chocolate.
But you shouldn’t be because it’s a thing of beauty.
Almond butter and soy milk combine to make this white chocolate, which is sweet and creamy with a hint of raspberry tang.
The bits of chopped almonds also add texture to the cookies—and that’s what you’ll love about them.
These Vegan Cherry Pie Cookies are out of this world!
They’re sweet, baked cherry flavor with cinnamon vanilla, a hint of coconut, and nutty almond.
And they’re so good that you’ll want to eat them all at once.
It’s hard not to love Italian wine cookies.
They’re tiny, ring-shaped, studded with wine-soaked anise seeds, and have a subtle lemon scent that makes you feel like you’re about to take a bite of one of the most delectable things in the world.
But what seals the deal is that these cookies are tender, crumbly, not overly sweet, and highly addictive.
These Vegan Orange Cardamom Sugar Cookies are an absolute delight.
They’re tart, sweet, and spicy.
And the orange glaze? It’s like a burst of sunshine in your mouth.
Then you’ll also get some orange zest on top.
It’s like a fresh squeeze from your favorite fruit stand—the kind of citrusy excitement that will make you want to bake more cookies so you can have another one.
The best cookies are the kind that have you reaching for another one, and another one, and then another one.
And these Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies are just like that—rich and dense, with a fudgy texture and dark chocolate flavor that will have you wondering why you don’t always treat yourself to this kind of indulgence.
If you’re looking for a soft, chewy, and almond-flavored cookie with a crispy, crunchy exterior covered in golden, toasted pine nuts—and you want it all in one bite—then you’ve come to the right place.
These are Italian Pignoli Cookies.
They’re rich and elegant.
And they’re just like what you’d see in an Italian pastry shop: fragrant and flavorful.
These red velvet cookies are a nice balance of sweet and tangy with something extra.
They’re soft, chewy, and decadent—with just a hint of cocoa complemented by sweet white chocolate chips.
It’s like eating a slice of red velvet cake in cookie form.
These mocha-flavored dark chocolate cookies are a delight for all coffee lovers.
They have an intriguing taste of coffee but are not too bitter.
They’re buttery soft and crinkle cookies, enhanced with dark espresso powder.
And they’re an ideal way to enjoy a luscious treat after a long day!
The bottom line
The recipes we’ve included here are ideal for anyone looking for a non-dairy alternative.
They’re also great if you want to change your routine and try something new.
And even if you’ve never baked before, we promise these dairy free cookies will be easy enough for even the most novice bakers.
Have fun with it, and let us know how they turn out!
- Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cookies
- Dairy Free Amaretti Cookies
- Dairy Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
- Dairy Free Coconut Cookies
- Dairy Free Soft Lemon Drop Cookies
- Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- Lemon Meringue Cookies
- Vegan Coffee Hazelnut Cookies
- Dairy Free Gingerbread Cookies
- Dairy Free Hazelnut Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
- Triple Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookies
- Dairy Free Russian Tea Cakes
- Maple Walnut Cookies
- Dairy Free White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
- Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Italian Pistachio Cookies
- Dairy Free Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
- Dairy Free Chocolate Coconut Cookies
- Dairy Free Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- Tahini & Honey Cookies
- Cranberry Apricot Cookies
- Dairy Free Thin Mint Cookies
- Dairy Free Raspberry Lemon Cookies
- Dairy Free Anise Cookies
- Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Dairy Free Chai Cookies
- Paleo Pumpkin Cookies With Molasses
- Sweet Potato Cookies
- Vegan Banana Brownie Cookies
- Dairy Free Brown Butter Pecan Cookies
- Vegan White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies
- Vegan Cherry Pie Cookies
- Ciambelline Al Vino Italian Wine Cookies
- Vegan Orange Cardamom Sugar Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies
- Italian Pignoli Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookies With White Chocolate Chips
- Dairy Free Mocha Cookies
- Pick one or more options from our list of Dairy Free Cookies here!
- Start creating your new favorite cookie.
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