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10 Must-Have Products for Holiday Cookie Decorating

It’s that time of year again—time to gather your holiday dessert ingredients and make a cookie decorating game plan.

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It’s that time of year again—time to gather your holiday dessert ingredients and make a cookie decorating game plan.

Whether it’s a family affair, a friend group effort, or something you prefer to do solo, cookie decorating is a quintessential part of the holiday season. We know you’re busy, so this year, let us handle the dessert inspo and plant-based shopping list. We’ve got the sweet details on sugar cookie shortcuts, plant-based frosting, dye-free food coloring, vegan sprinkles, and non-dairy chocolate chips for all your dessert decor needs!

Cookie Dough

We know you have the best intention of making your vegan sugar cookies from scratch, but in case that doesn’t happen, we’ve got some delicious backup options. With ready-to-bake vegan dough and a plant-based mix using upcycled ingredients, cookie decorating has never been sweeter!

Sweet Loren’s Sugar Cookie Pre-Cut Dough

A mainstay in the world of ready-to-bake cookies, Sweet Loren’s is coming through with a holiday baking game-changer. The inclusive brand’s Pre-Cut Sugar Cookie Dough packs the homemade cookie taste in a ready-to-bake package. Just preheat your oven, cook to your desired cookie consistency, allow to cool, and get decorating.

Sweet Loren's

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Renewal Mill Upcycled Sugar Cookie Mix

Not quite ready to venture into fully homemade cookie territory? Give this vegan cookie mix a go! You’d never guess, but this sugar cookie mix from Renewal Mill is made with upcycled organic okara flour (aka soy pulp). We’re having a climate-friendly Christmas this year! Just add oil and water to your mix, bake, frost, and serve!

Renewal Mill

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Plant-Based Frosting

Whether you’re planning to frost your cookies solo or together with your loved ones, you’re going to need a tasty frosting for the job. Save yourself some time this holiday season and opt for a vegan-friendly store-bought version. You definitely won’t regret it.

Miss Jones Organic Frosting

Available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Cream Cheese, Confetti Pop, and Peppermint buttercream frosting varieties, Miss Jones Organic Frosting is a must-try. It’s whipped to perfection and tastes totally homemade. Stick with one or snag a variety of frosting flavors to customize your holiday cookies and other festive treats.

Miss Jones

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Birch Benders Keto Frosting

Looking for a tasty vegan-friendly frosting without added sugar? Try Birch Benders Keto Frosting. Available in chocolate and vanilla flavors, this store-bought icing is the perfect addition to your cookie decorating spread. We love how easily this tasty frosting glides on crispy sugar cookies.

Birch Benders

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Vibrant Food Coloring

If you’re planning to go au naturel with your holiday cookies, be our guest—we love a minimalistic take on tasty treat décor. But, if you are a lover of vibrant colors, we’ve got you covered. Gorgeous vegan food coloring, coming right up.

Color Kitchen Food Colors

Specializing in all things plant-based treat decorating, Color Kitchen is the go-to brand for better-for-you vegan food coloring. Pigmented with ingredients like beets, spirulina, turmeric, and vegetable juices, this plant-based brand features a wide array of rich, dye-free colors for all your decorating needs.

Color Kitchen Food Colors

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LorAnn Food Coloring

For bold, vibrant holiday cookies, you can find us using LorAnn Food Coloring. Available in a wide array of rich colors, these pigmented food dyes and gels can easily add a touch of professionalism to your homemade treats. LorAnn is a family-owned-and-operated brand, and we love using these food dyes in our frosting, cookie dough, and so much more!


Courtesy of LorAnn

Vegan Sprinkles

Ready to sprinkle some holiday cheer? We’re on it! ICYMI, not all sprinkles are vegan, but don’t let it stop you from decorating your celebratory, holiday treats! Check out these beautiful, cruelty-free sprinkle options.

Supernatural Kitchen Sprinkles

Whether you’re looking for Christmas-colored, snowflake-shaped, or rainbow-inspired sprinkles, Supernatural Kitchen has the goods! These dessert decorations are vegan and free from dyes, gluten, soy, palm oil, and confectioner’s glaze. Supernatural also offers frosting mixes and vegan food dyes for all your dessert décor needs.

Supernatural Kitchen

Courtesy of Supernatural Kitchen

Watkins Sprinkles

Three cheers for vegan, artificial dye-free sprinkles! From Red and Green Decorating Sugar to Chocolate Sprinkles to Rainbow Nonpareils, Watkins has it all. Pick up a sprinkle variety to really ramp up your cookie decorating this year. You’re going to want some help, so enlist your friends and family ASAP.


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Non-Dairy Chocolate Chips

Whether you’re baking them into cookies or using them as frosting decor, you need a pack of vegan chocolate chips around for the holidays. Made from a variety of creamy, non-dairy milks, these plant-based chocolate morsels are the perfect choice for the job. Grab a pack today and let’s get baking!

Pascha Chocolate Chips

Pascha is your go-to brand for all things chocolate chips. From milk and white chocolates to dark and semi-sweet chips, this vegan chocolate brand has the hookup on tasty baking morsels. Decorate your holiday cookies with these chips or melt them down for a vegan-friendly chocolate drizzle.


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Endangered Species Chocolate Chips

This animal-friendly chocolate brand didn’t skimp on the dairy-free baking chips. Available in semi-sweet and oat milk chocolate varieties, you really can’t go wrong with Endangered Species chocolate chips. Keep a bag or two on hand and use them to accessorize your seasonal baked goods. Your future self will be glad you did.

Endangered Species

Courtesy of Endangered Species

At VegOut, we curate the best of the best vegan products, so you don’t have to. Our picks are all selected by our amazing team of writers and editorial staff. We may earn commission if you purchase one of these great products by clicking the links above.

Anja Grommons

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

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