It’ll ‘Sleigh’ Ya! Sweet Maresa’s Marzipan Cookie Makes PETA’s Top 10 List

For Immediate Release:
December 6, 2023

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Kingston, N.Y. – 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 Marzipan Cookie—a crispy-edged cookie with a chewy center—from local treat vendor Sweet Maresa’s nabbed a spot.

The Marzipan Cookie. Credit: Sweet Maresa’s

“The deliciously soft Marzipan Cookie from Sweet Maresa’s delivers classic, comforting almond flavor without a drop of dairy,” 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.

Sweet Maresa’s 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 Snickerdoodle-Do Cookie  from Top Drawer Sweets in Jacksonville, Florida; 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, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.

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