20 Best Dairy-Free Cookie Recipes

A generous number of people in this world really enjoy dairy products, while there are also those who are, unfortunately, lactose intolerant.

These lactose-intolerant people could not even dare to try some dairy products, and even pastries and desserts, because that would only mean they will have to endure a difficult time. Fret not though, you can still enjoy some pastries such as cookies because we have listed 20 dairy-free cookie recipes.

1. Simply Whisked’s Dairy-Free Chocolate


The predominant ingredients in this recipe by Simply Whisked are dairy-free chocolate chips and vegetable shortening. These dairy-free chocolate chip cookies strike an impeccable balance between softness and crunchiness in texture. A vegetable shortening also helps in creating chocolate chips that are safe for people with allergies.

2. Dairy-Free Almond Cookies by My Sunshinesz

We truly understand how exasperating it can be when you are health-conscious, but at the same time, enjoys devouring anything sweet. But, you should totally consider this straightforward to follow dairy-free almond flour cookies recipe by My Sunshinesz.

You only need 3 ingredients: almond flour or almond powder (depending on your preference), honey, and coconut oil. If you want, you can add a pinch of salt for an extra burst of flavor.

3. Clean Eating Kitchen’s Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies


Do not miss on the impressiveness of Clean Eating Kitchen’s dairy-free sugar cookies because they have undoubtedly crispy surfaces while having a very tender and remarkably chewable internal texture.

Do not forget to include a pinch of sea salt and a generous amount of vanilla extract to ensure that it increases the depth of the flavor of the cookie.

4. Simply Bakings’ Dairy-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies

Another dairy-free cookie recipe on the list is these snickerdoodle cookies by SimplyBakings. Ingredients needed for this unique recipe include non-hydrogenated margarine, sugar, and non-dairy milk such as almond milk, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, cornstarch, and all-purpose flour.

The most awesome thing about vegan and dairy-free cookies is the absence of eggs, which actually makes it possible to taste the cookie dough prior to baking. Just follow the steps of this recipe so you will come up with the chewiest yet crispy edges snickerdoodle cookies.

5. Cook Nourish Bliss’ Dairy-Free Chocolate Cookies


Ensure to try this dairy-free chocolate cookie by Cook Nourish Bliss because it is excessively thick yet has an insanely soft and exceptionally chewy texture. This chocolate cookie recipe is affluent with chocolate chips and a generous amount of cocoa powder, which makes it insanely satisfying and delicious.

Just make sure to prepare all the necessary ingredients, which include the baking soda, all-purpose flour, unsweetened natural cocoa powder, sea salt, pure sugar cane, coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, an egg, vanilla extract, and of course, some dairy-free chocolate chips then voila, you now have dairy-free chocolate cookies ready to serve.

6. Ally Saw’s Dairy Free-Ube Coconut Crinkle

Everyone who gets the taste of Ube and crinkles will likely become a fan. So, imagine the power of Ube, crinkles, and coconut rolled into one. It is actually possible, especially with this Ube Coconut Crinkle Cookie recipe by Ally Saw.

For this recipe made by Ally, the main ingredients are Ube puree, coconut oil, and coconut flour. You can also add some food coloring if you want the purple color to really shine and to make it visually more appetizing. Well, it actually depends on your personal preference, but that would also be an option.

7. Dairy-Free Triple Chocolate Cookies by Go Dairy-Free


Do not miss out on the chance to try these triple chocolate cookies by Go Dairy Free, as they are truly a crowd-pleaser!

These cookies will unquestionably satisfy everyone simply because it has a great texture that tends to be soft, and chewy, and rich in flavors. This dairy-free recipe is quite unique as it uses natural cocoa powder.

8. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie by Back to The Grind

Well, it is really possible to indulge your cravings with this keto chocolate chip cookie recipe by Back to the Grind. These recipes are not only good for your health as they are not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free, but they will still fulfill your food cravings.

Hence, you will never feel any guilt, once you devour these chocolate chip cookies. The essential ingredients you need for this recipe are some melted vegan butter, sugar, vanilla, egg, almond flour, and some dark chocolate chips that are also dairy-free. Just make sure to check out the brand.

9. Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Funfetti Cookies by The Spruce Eats


The Spruce Eats’ dairy-free and egg-free funfetti cookie recipe will only take you not more than 2 hours to bake and come up with 12 generous servings of scrumptious cookies.

The secret ingredient for this dairy-free cookie recipe is the generous amount of apple cider vinegar providing the cookie with a light texture without sacrificing its quality and taste. Never forget scattering an ample amount of rainbow nonpareil sprinkles for additional flavor, and texture, and for a more exciting look.

10. Impulsive Culinarian’s Dairy-Free Shortbread Cookies

Honestly, this Gluten Free Dairy Free Shortbread cookie recipe by Impulsive Culinarian will always be your go-to recipe for every occasion for your dairy-free desserts.

Just prepare all the necessary ingredients needed for this recipe, such as corn flour, sweet white rice flour, tapioca flour, Xanthan Gum, dairy-free soy margarine, and a lump of icing sugar.

Ensure that you follow every single step to achieve the same result for this gluten-free and dairy-free shortbread cookie recipe. You and your guests will love indulging in these scrumptious cookies.

11. Tastes Lovely’s Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Cookies


Do not miss out on the opportunity to try this dairy-free peanut butter cookie recipe by Tastes Lovely simply because it does not even need vegan butter or flour. The peanut butter itself has an ample amount of fat needed giving the cookie its richness not only in flavor but in texture as well.

12. Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies by Cookie Dough Diaries

Honestly, you should contemplate trying this dairy-free oatmeal cookies recipe by Cookie Dough Diaries. Grab all the required ingredients, such as vanilla, sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, spices, eggs, brown sugar, some vegan butter, dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips, and oats.

You will remarkably love these dairy-free oatmeal cookies due to their softness. Moreover, it has a touch of some ground cinnamon cloves, which gives them a very subtle taste of some spice.

13. Loving It Vegan’s Vegan Oatmeal Cookies


Not to rain on your parade, but to tell you honestly, you ought to give these vegan oatmeal cookies a chance and try out this recipe by Loving It Vegan. It results in a surprisingly chewable and remarkably soft cookie.

Ensure that you have all the required ingredients, which includes, but is not limited to: a vanilla extract, maple syrup, rolled oats, salt, cinnamon, desiccated coconut, all-purpose flour, soy milk, baking soda, light brown sugar, vegan butter.

14. Dairy-Free Banana Cookie by Chef Kristi Thyme to Cook

Another usual dessert flavor loved by everyone is banana! Though this may be uncommon for some people, this dairy-free banana cookie recipe is quite friendly for kids, and they will surely enjoy devouring these cookies. This simple yet dairy and gluten-free banana cookies recipe by Chef Kristi is easy to make and follow.

You and your kids can have this as one of your bonding activities. You will only need 4 ingredients for this cookie recipe, such as ripe bananas, peanut butter, rolled oats, and some mini chocolate chips.

If your kid is allergic to nuts, then you can opt to omit the peanut butter in this recipe. It is so quick to make some that your kids can eat right after it is baked.

15. Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies by Souls & Streusel


Another well-loved dairy-free oatmeal cookie recipe is the one by the Soul and Streusel, which you should try because of how perfect its texture is. Its crispy edges balance well with its chewy texture. You will end up having an unparalleled texture and flavor just make sure to follow the steps in this recipe.

Moreover, it is also advisable to secure all the necessary ingredients to ensure that your result will also be chewy and has a crisp edge. All the ingredients include Canola oil, brown sugar, rolled oats, instant oats, and of course, honey to make sure the cookies will end up soft.

16. Food Metrica’s Dairy-Free Seeds Cookies

Craving some dairy-free cookies, but unfortunately, you do not have an oven at your house? Well, it is still possible to satisfy your cravings with this delicious no-bake dairy-free seeds cookie recipe by Food Metrica.

The ingredients you will have to prepare are sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, honey or sticky syrup (depending on your preference), a pinch of salt, and a sugar cane. This cookie recipe will only take about half an hour to prepare, and you will end up with crunchy yet delicious dairy-free cookies.

17. Tesco Real Food’s Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


Everyone will unquestionably rush to get their hands and taste buds on these dairy-free chocolate chip cookies by Tesco Real Food.

It is not only healthy but is also delicious, which your kids will undoubtedly love. Just ensure that you have a sunflower spread, light brown sugar, golden caster sugar, vanilla extract, an egg, plain flour, baking powder, and dairy-free chocolate buttons.

18. Tara Klippert’s Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies Recipe

Surprisingly, included on the list is this dairy-free sugar cookie recipe by Tara Klippert. It is unquestionably a must-try because whoever gets the chance to taste these cookies will completely love this.

It is not only soft and chewy, but it uses allergy-friendly ingredients as well, and the best part of it is that the desired texture and taste are not even compromised.

19. Italian Pignoli Cookies by Foodtasia


You may have never heard of this before, but this dairy-free Italian pignoli cookie recipe by Foodtasia is totally worth trying! This dairy-free Italian pignoli cookie is a classic Italian cookie recipe that is very easy to make, so you and your kids can have a great time making a bunch.

Moreover, this cookie recipe results in soft and chewable insides but with a crunchy and crispy surface with almond flavors because it is filled with some pine nuts.

20. Dairy-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cloudy Kitchen

Cloudy Kitchen’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is unquestionably the final entry on our list of the best dairy-free cookie recipes that you should certainly try. Instead of butter, this recipe consumes olive oil, which yields cookies that are very delicious, chewy, and bursting with flavor.


It is definitely a struggle when you love desserts and other pastries, yet at the same time you are lactose intolerant. You cannot enjoy the food you are craving anytime you want.

Fret not because we have listed 20 dairy-free cookie recipes that you can try at home. It is a lifesaver, right? You can finally enjoy and satisfy your cravings without even being anxious about enduring diarrhea and bloatedness because of being lactose intolerant.


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