Festive vegan Christmas tree slice and bake cookies that are completely grain free, dairy free, and gluten free! Sweet and “buttery,” these slice and bake cookies are a fun holiday baking activity for kids and adults alike!

slice and bake christmas cookies

This actually might be my favorite cookie of The Banana Diaries Cookie Week 2019.

I didn’t think it was possible. But it is.

Christmas tree slice and bake cookies that are completely vegan…Paleo…gluten free…and dairy free!

stacked slice and bake cookies

How cool is that?!

These fun and festive slice and bake Christmas cookies are incredibly fun, undetectably allergy friendly, and notttt as tricky as one would think!

Plus they just taste amazing. Full of vanilla and “buttery” flavors, and sweet yet not overwhelmingly so, these vegan slice and bake cookies are a wonderful activity for kids and adults alike!

slice and bake cookies lined up

Copycat Pillsbury Christmas Tree Slice and Bake Cookies…that are allergy friendly!

Okay so first off, how cool are these cookies?! I mean, have you ever thought that you could make a slice and bake Christmas cookie, and vegan and Paleo at that?!

I think it’s pretty cool 😉

These vegan slice and bake cookies are pillowy and soft, yet chewy, and are full of vanilla sugar cookie flavor. They taste just like the classic Pillsbury holiday cookies I used to make as a kid!

line of slice and bake cookies

These festive Christmas cookies even have a Christmas tree in the middle 🙂

But what’s so cool about them is that they’re undetectably vegan, Paleo, gluten free, and dairy free.

It’s the best of both worlds all in one cookies!

How to make vegan slice and bake Christmas cookies…with a Christmas tree in the middle!

First, let’s start with the ingredients, and then I’ll walk you through just how to make slice and bake christmas cookies. It’s not complicated, but definitely needs some explaining on how the heck to get the Christmas tree in the middle!

For these cookies, you’ll need:

  • Cassava flour (or gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour)
  • Almond flour
  • Vegan butter (or coconut oil)
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • Natural green food dye or matcha powder

That’s it! These slice and bake Christmas cookies are super simple in terms of ingredients.

vegan slice and baked cookies

Now onto making the actual cookie. We’re going to break this up into two steps, the first being making the dough, and the second being creating the gluten free slice and bake cookies.

Slice and Bake Christmas Cookie Dough

The dough is similar to most cookies on this blog!

  1. Start by creaming the vegan butter, maple syrup, sugar, and vanilla together until nice and fluffy.
  2. Then sift in the flours, and continue mixing until it’s a sticky dough.
  3. Finally, separate about one fourth of the dough into a smaller bowl. This will be the Christmas tree dough. Add in the natural green food dye or matcha powder, and work it in until it’s completely mixed.
  4. Flatten each dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap to be chilled for 30 minutes.
wrapped dough ready for chilling

Not too bad, right? Okay, so now that your dough is chilling, let’s move on to making the actual Christmas trees!

Assembling the slice and bake Christmas cookies

This part isn’t as bad as it seems, but definitely follow along with the directions carefully. It just takes patience and care! So let’s get started!

close up of christmas tree cookies
  1. When the doughs are ready, remove the green dough first and roll out on a clean floured surface to be about 1/4″ thick. Use a small Christmas tree cookie cutter and cut as many Christmas trees as you can. Try to use all of the dough.
  2. Stack the Christmas trees in a line like the photos and place back into the fridge.
  3. Next, remove the plain sugar cookie dough and separate into 4 long strips (about as long as your line of Christmas trees).
  4. Roll each strip and slightly flatten it. Remove the Christmas trees from the fridge and begin to place strips of dough to cover the Christmas trees. 
  5. Be careful not to lose too much of the shape of the Christmas trees, but begin to work the dough all around the Christmas trees. It should look like the final picture above.
  6. Wrap the long strip of dough with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Phewf, you did it!! You rock!

Okay so now all we need to do is bake! Let the cookies chill for the hour, then slice to be about half an inch thick. Place onto a baking sheet and bake!

cookies on parchment paper

These cookies really do taste just like the Pillsbury holiday slice and bake, and they’re even better because they’re allergy friendly!

If you make these for a cookie exchange, everyone is going to be dying for your secrets as to how you got the Christmas tree into the middle! And now you know all of the hacks 😉

slice and bake cookies

I hope you love these fun and festive vegan slice and bake cookies as much as I do! If you give them a go, let me know how it went down below in the comments section!

As always, I’d absolutely love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

stacked slice and bake cookies

Happy rolling, slicing, and baking!

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Vegan Christmas Tree Slice and Bake Cookies (Grain Free, Gluten Free!)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 120
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
  • Yield: 32 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Dessert

Description

Festive vegan Christmas tree slice and bake cookies that are completely grain free, dairy free, and gluten free! Sweet and “buttery,” these slice and bake cookies are a fun holiday baking activity for kids and adults alike!


Ingredients

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  • 1 3/4 cup cassava flour
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp natural green food coloring or matcha powder

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the vegan butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract. 
  2. Sift in the cassava flour and almond flour, and continue mixing until it’s a thick and sticky dough.
  3. Separate about 1/4 of the dough into a separate medium bowl. Add in the green food coloring to the smaller dough and work in until it’s even. This will be the Christmas tree. 
  4. Form both doughs into a flat disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. When the doughs are ready, remove the green dough first and roll out on a clean floured surface to be about 1/4″ thick. Use a small Christmas tree cookie cutter and cut as many Christmas trees as you can. Try to use all of the dough.
  6. Stack the Christmas trees into a line like the picture and place back into the fridge.
  7. Next, remove the plain sugar cookie dough and separate into 4 long strips (about as long as your line of Christmas trees).
  8. Roll each strip and slightly flatten it. Remove the Christmas trees from the fridge and begin to place strips of dough to cover the Christmas trees. 
  9. Be careful not to lose too much of the shape of the Christmas trees, but begin to work the dough all around the Christmas trees. It should look like the final picture above.
  10. Wrap the long strip of dough with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  11. While the dough is refrigerating, preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  12. When the dough is ready to be sliced, slice about 1/2″ thick cookies from the dough and lay them onto the parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly golden and remove from the oven.
  13. Let cool before eating.
  14. Enjoy!

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