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Vegan Orange Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

Vegan Orange Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

For 20-25 cookies:
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Author Sina


For the cookies:

  • 3/4 cup powdered brown sugar
  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 1 3/4 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oat flour or whole wheat flour Use oat flour to make the cookies gluten-free!

For the icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered brown sugar
  • about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons water or plant-based milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • First make the powdered brown sugar: Put the brown sugar (3/4 cup) in a blender and pulse for about 30-60 seconds until the sugar is powdered.
  • If using oat flour do the same with the oats. Store-bought oat flour can be ridiculously expensive, but it's super easy to make at home and so much cheaper. Just place 3/4 cup of rolled oats in a food processor and pulse them until they have acquired a powder-like consistency.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • On a floured board or baking parchment, roll out the dough to about 0.4 inch (1 cm) thickness and cut it into star shapes using a cookie cutter.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the star-shaped cookies on top.
  • Preheat the oven to 360 °F (about 180 °C) and bake for about 6-8 minutes. Make sure not to bake them too long, so they don't get hard. They're supposed to still be a bit soft.
  • In the meantime, make the icing: Combine all ingredients and stir until smooth. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar. Let the cookies cool down and spread them evenly using a knife or the back of a spoon. Sprinkle them with some more cinnamon.