When we announced the 10th annual VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest, we couldn’t wait to see what our readers would whip up. After receiving an overwhelming number of mouthwatering cookie recipes, we had the tough task of narrowing the entries to just 10 finalists. And after several days of rigorous cookie judging (and sugar comas), we give you our three esteemed winners. Congratulations to all, and happy baking!

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First Place:
Vegan Chocolate Caramel Praline Cookies
by Kim Klocke
Chocolate and caramel come together for a luscious flavor combination perfect for the holidays in this First Place recipe.

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Second Place:
Vegan Brown Sugar Buttons
by Stacie Van Cleave
These award-winning brown sugar-glazed cookies prove you don’t need gluten to create a dreamy, delectable treat.

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Third Place:
Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
by Susan Cole
Peppermint and cocoa balance each other out in this ultimate VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest-winning recipe.

So what does our First Place winner Kim Klocke receive for her amazing cookie recipe? A one-year supply of the groundbreaking new milk from Bored Cow! This milk alternative is made from fermentation, not factory farming, and is taking the world by storm. And for Second Place and Third Place winners Stacie Van Cleave and Susan Cole, they’ll each receive a Bored Cow goodie box filled with their fun milks + swag. Congratulations to all!VegNews.HolidayCookieContest.2023.1600x946.3

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