Vegan Christmas Cookie Round Up

Vegan Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies

German Holiday Raisin Filled Cookies

Vegan Molasses Cookies (GF)

Vegan Almond Shortbread Cookies (5 ingredients)

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cardamom Clementine Snowballs (8 ingredients)

Spice Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (9 ingredients)

Mr. Cookie Baker’s Vegan Cookies (9 ingredients)

Manchego, Brussels Sprouts + Prosciutto Spaghetti with Brown Brown Butter Pistachio Pangrattato

There is a ton going on in this recipe. First, crisp prosciutto in the oven, then grind it up with pistachios and bread (or you cheat and use panko bread crumbs), then brown butter and toast that mixture. Then, you boil the spaghetti and saute the Brussels. THEN, you make a kale/sage pesto (not even mentioned in the longest recipe title ever) and add it to the saute pan. THEN, you combine the pesto and the sprouts with the pasta and then throw in some goat cheese (again, not title-worthy) and some manchego and stir it up before you top with the panagrattato and shaved cheese and pomegranate arils. 

That said, I made the full recipe on Sunday for lunches on a stressful workweek and I am delighting in it every single day. It looks like Christmas and it tastes like heaven, even if I have to check my teeth thoroughly after every dining. Highly recommended.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich


  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and skinned
  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions


  1. In a medium bowl, smash the chickpeas and avocado together using a fork or large spoon.
  2. Add in the cilantro, green onions, and lime juice and stir.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread onto bread and top with your favorite sandwich toppings.

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