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Vegan Holiday Ready: Gingerbread Cookies

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The holidays have officially arrived and baking season is here. There is nothing more festive than making gingerbread men! Here is a recipe for delicious vegan gingerbread men cookies. These cookies are tasty and vegan friendly.


  • 56g vegan butter
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 100g unsulphured molasses
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal with 3 Tbsp hot water and allowing it to sit for a minute.)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Decorating Frosting:

  • 120g icing Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp soy milk


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Add the vegan butter and brown sugar to an electric mixing bowl and cream together.
  • Add the molasses, vanilla and flax egg to the electric mixer and beat together with the vegan butter and brown sugar.
  • Sift the flour into a bowl and add the baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and cloves and mix together.
  • Add all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl containing the wet ingredients and mix into a thick batter.
  • Add a generous amount of flour to a surface and transfer the cookie dough onto the baking surface.
  • Roll it into a ball, adding flour as needed so it doesn’t stick.
  • Roll 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.
  • Gather the scraps of dough, form into a ball and roll out again, cutting out more men.
  • Repeat this process until you have used all the dough.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes and then remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.
  • When you’re ready to decorate, mix the decorating frosting ingredients together.
  • Decorate as you wish and enjoy your delicious, vegan gingerbread man cookies.
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