The Best Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

The Best Vegan Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

By Vgn Bites

🔪Prep Time: 20 mins

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 12 mins


¼ cup (56g) Vegan Butter

½ cup (100g)  Brown Sugar

⅓ cup (100g) Unsulphured Molasses *

½ tsp  Vanilla Extract

1 Flax Egg **

2 cups (250g) All Purpose Flour *****

1 tsp  Baking Soda

¼ tsp  Salt

2 tsp  Ground Ginger ***

2 tsp  Ground Cinnamon

¼ tsp  Allspice

¼ tsp Ground Cloves

1 cup (120g) Powdered (Icing) Sugar

½ tsp  Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp  Soy Milk


1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)

2Add the vegan butter and brown sugar to an electric mixing bowl and cream together

3Prepare your flax egg by mixing 1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal with 3 Tbsp Hot Water and allowing to sit for a minute.

4Add the molasses, vanilla and flax egg to the electric mixer and beat together with the vegan butter and brown sugar.

5Sift the flour into a bowl and add the baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and cloves and mix together.

6Add all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl containing the wet ingredients and mix into a thick batter.

7Flour a surface and your hands very generously and transfer the cookie dough onto the baking surface. Roll it into a ball, adding flour as needed so it doesn’t stick.

8Roll out with a rolling pin to around a 1/4 inch thick and cut out some gingerbread men. Dip your cookie cutter in flour each time so it doesn’t stick. Move the gingerbread men to a parchment lined baking tray.

9Gather the scraps of dough, form into a ball and roll out again, cutting out more men.

10Don’t be shy to add more flour each time, this dough can be quite sticky and you need it not to be as you roll it, so add flour as needed. Any excess flour on the gingerbread cookies will bake off.

11Repeat this process until you have used all the dough.

12Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes and then remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.

13When you’re ready to decorate, mix the decorating frosting ingredients together. It should be quite thick, but when you stir it into a peak, it should hold it’s shape for a bit before melting back down and should be quite sticky.

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