This is a vegan-friendly cookie box with healthy-ish recipes and a couple of gluten/grain-free options. The types I chose here were specifically because they’re a bit more budget friendly than some others I have on the blog, and they’re all great Christmas flavours.
A few of the recipes call for honey but there are vegan guidelines included in the posts, and they’re all refined sugar free. There are two options here: the first one is a plan-based cookie box, and the second is a gluten-free cookie box. There are some repeats, of course, and a handful of recipes that aren’t cookies at all, but very nice to have in the mix.
So get baking! This is lots of fun to do with friends or family, and all of the cookies can be frozen, so you can do it in advance.
Dairy and Egg-Free Cookies
Since first sharing this, Graham has since made me a wooden cookie box with scrap pine wood, so I use that instead of stapled cardboard (must reshoot this post). An old tin is perfect, of course, especially for gifting, and can be re-used.
Add some little extra bits like ribbon, greenery, mini decorations, and so on – the goal is to be as pretty as possible here. This is, of course, a lovely gift, but I also have a version of it on the table around Christmas time whenever we have visitors.
All of the cookies freeze spectacularly so you can make them all ahead of time and freeze them in well sealed containers, then assemble when you’re ready to gift.
You could ship them, but note that cookies tend to exchange moisture content and crispy cookies will get a lot less crispy the longer they’re mixed with other higher-moisture cookies, like the macaroons.