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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Soft and fluffy gingerbread cookies packed with delicious gingerbread flavor! Learn how to use a cookie mold and simple glaze to make these elegant vegan cookies.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Holiday, Vegan
Keyword healthy christmas cookies, healthy gingerbread cookies, soft gingerbread cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 cookies (depending on mold size)
Calories 142 kcal
Author Mindful Avocado

Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg (1 Tablespoon ground flax seed + 3 Tablespoons water)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter such as Earth Balance or Miyokos; room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup applesauce optional; can use 1/4 cup more of vegan butter instead
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon each cloves, nutmeg, allspice optional

Glaze:

  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons water
  • 1-1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Make flax egg: Mix ground flaxseed and water in small bowl and place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to set.

  2. Using a hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until just mixed.

  3. Add flax egg, vanilla, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, and molasses to wet mixture and beat until just combined.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and beat until just combined.

  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to chill.

To Use Cookie Stamp:

  1. Once the dough is chilled, roll out on a floured surface. Use a fine mesh strainer to dust flour over the stamp. You will want to do this in between every cookie.

  2. Lightly flour the top of the dough and stamp the dough firmly. Carefully remove the stamp using a butter knife and place on baking sheet.

  3. Once all cookies are stamped out, place in the freezer and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  4. Remove cookies from freezer and bake for 8-10 minutes.

  5. Remove cookies from oven and let cool completely before transferring to cooling rack. Cookies may look puffy but they will deflate as they cool.

To Glaze Cookies:

  1. Mix all ingredients for glaze in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush lightly brush glaze onto cooled cookies. Let sit for 10 minutes to harden.

Recipe Notes

Instead of waiting for the dough to chill, you can make the day before and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie (without glaze))
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.3g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Potassium 179mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 29.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 11.6g
Protein 2.3g 5%
Calcium 2%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.