When we announced the eighth 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 entries, 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!
First Place:
Vegan Brown Butter Bourbon Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Mercades Garcia

Second Place:
Vegan Peppermint Mocha Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Caitlin Conner

VegNews-HolidayCookieContest-Shortbread-5Third Place:
Vegan Peppermint Nutella Shortbread Cookies 
by Ava Marie Romero

So what do our three winners receive for their award-winning cookie recipes? The sweetest, most handy vegan latte kit from our friends at Laird Superfood! Inside their kits will be an array of superfood coffees, plant-based creamers, matcha tea, chai tea, hot chocolate, oat milk, sweeteners, and, of course, a milk frother to create dreamy winter lattes.

Our 2021 VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest Finalists:

Chai-Chip Almond Cookies
by Amy Siegel

Chocolate Spice Bizcochitos
by Amy Siegel

Dark Chocolate Vegan Lava Cookie
by Jill Zimmerman

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Cookies
by Isabella Rubinson

Iconic Black & White cookies
by Jill Zimmerman

Peppermint Choco-Chunk Cookies
by Alissa Chen

Vegan Butter Cookies
by Diane Garvey