For Immediate Release:
December 7, 2023
Sara Groves 202-483-7382
Richmond, R.I. – While recognizing that there are more delicious vegan cookies this year than Santa could fit into a supersized sack, PETA made a list (yes, we checked it twice) of its Top 10 Favorite Festive Vegan Cookies—and the nostalgic Oatmeal Raisin Cream Pie Cookie Sandwich filled with maple buttercream frosting from local bakery Celebrated nabbed a spot.
Oatmeal Raisin Cream Pie Cookie Sandwiches. Credit: Celebrated
“The craveable, frosting-filled Oatmeal Raisin Cream Pie Cookie Sandwich from Celebrated delivers fabulous flavor without a single egg or splash of milk,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, who knows her vegan cookies, having eaten them for over 50 years. “Every delicious cookie on PETA’s ‘nice’ list helps bring peace on Earth to all living beings in this season of goodwill.”
On a more somber note, every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and terrifying deaths and reduces their own risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.
Celebrated will receive a framed certificate from PETA and bragging rights for the holiday season. Other winners include the Ginger Pine-Apricot Cookie from Like Mom’s Only Vegan in Cincinnati; the Marzipan Cookie from Sweet Maresa’s in Kingston, New York; and the Chocolate Raspberry Cookie from Bake Me Vegan in Teton Village, Wyoming.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.