Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

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Yummy soft and chewy Vegan Gingerbread Cookies are my favorite Christmas gingerbread cookies recipe. They are vegan, gluten-free with just the right amount of sweetness and ginger flavor!

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Since we have been making cookies for the holiday, I couldn't leave out my special classic gingerbread cookies recipe, it is a family favorite and creating a vegan, gluten-free, cholesterol-free version that is full of flavor is my absolute pleasure!

These are seriously the best ginger cookies! They are the perfect holiday cookies to add to your collection along with these other holiday cookies, Vegan Shortbread Cookies, Vegan Molasses Cookies, Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Closeup vegan gingerbread cookies on a dark plate, with a grey napkin on a grey marbled background

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies ingredients

  • Almond flour- gives cookies their delicate texture.
  • All-purpose gluten-free flour - I love Pillsbury and Namaste flour.
  • Ground flaxseeds - great as an egg-replacer, find ground flaxseeds on here or blend your own flaxseeds in a dry high-speed blender. 
  • Baking powder - for a light cookie add non-aluminum baking. 
  • Ground ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg - spice blend for the cookies. Substitute the cinnamon and nutmeg, with 1 teaspoon coriander, 1/4 teaspoon cardamom.
  • Himalayan Pink Salt - great salt with all the trace minerals. 
  • Non-Dairy Butter - I love to use Earth Balance Buttery Spread or Mikoyo's vegan butter but lots of brands at Walmart, Publix, EarthFare.
  • Brown Sugar - Wholesome Brown Sugar for a nice caramel flavor.
  • Molasses - added for flavor, moisture, chewy texture, and color. I love Grandma's Unsulphured Molasses
  • Non-Dairy Milk - so many brands on the market for almond milk, oat milk, rice milk or soymilk.
  • Vanilla Extract - added for flavor. 

How To Make Gingerbread Cookies?

To make these cookies, collect the ingredients ahead of time, allow the vegan butter to sit for about half-hour to soften. This recipe is so easy, no need to chill the dough and no need to cut out the cookies.

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. Combine the dry ingredients - in a large bowl, combine, almond flour, gluten-free all-purpose flour, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix butter, sugar, molasses, non-dairy milk, and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Add the butter mixture into the flour mixture and mix with a spatula well until dough is smooth. 
  5. Taking pieces off the dough form into balls, using the palm of your hands or cookie scoop and place on the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  6. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  7. Slightly flatten the balls and bake for about 15 minutes until the edges are slightly crispy.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to sit for 5 minutes. 
  9. Transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Can I Substitute The Vegan Butter With Coconut Oil?

Yes,  you can substitute the vegan butter with coconut oil 1:1 substitution.

How To Store Vegan Gingerbread Cookies?

Store cookies in a covered container, or a freezer and leave on the counter for about 5 days or place the cookies into freezer bags or a container with a tight-fitting lid in the freezer for about 3 months. 

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Nutrition

Energy:
129 kcal / 539 kJ
Fat:
4 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
20 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
15 min
Cooking:
15 min
Ready in:
30 min
For:
15 Cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. Combine the dry ingredients - in a large bowl, combine, almond flour, gluten-free all-purpose flour, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix butter, sugar, molasses, non-dairy milk, and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Add the butter mixture into the flour mixture and mix with a spatula well until dough is smooth. 
  5. Taking pieces off the dough form into balls, using the palm of your hands or cookie scoop and place on the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  6. Slightly flatten the balls and bake for about 15 minutes until the edges are slightly crispy.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to sit for 5 minutes.  Transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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