Chewy Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy vegan gingerbread cookies are a staple Christmas/holiday dessert! I love to make these every year for my family. These gingerbread cookies are also a staple in y family because they are nut-free! One of my family members has a tree nut allergy, so I always do my best to try and make some desserts for them. These cookies are amazing not only because of how delicious and chewy they are, but because they do not require any time for the dough to chill! That means more time for you to eat them of course. Despite this year being a little different, you can still make these and deliver them to your family members for the holidays.

Chewy vegan gingerbread cookies on a plate

What ingredients do I need to make these chewy vegan gingerbread cookies?

For these gingerbread cookies, you will need some all-purpose flour, flax seeds (to make two flax eggs), applesauce to sweeten, and molasses for the ginger flavour. In addition, you will add some melted vegan butter, (I love using Earth Balance), some cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice. I use allspice and pumpkin pie spice because I find the spice flavour is not as strong, but you can only use one if you’d like. Lastly, I add some salt and baking soda!

Chewy vegan gingerbread cookies with mask
The cutest masked gingerbread cookie because, tis’ the season #COVID

Tips for making chewy vegan gingerbread cookies

  • Use a hand or stand mixer. I do not recommend mixing this batter with a spatula only. You need a hand mixer or a stand mixer to be able to mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  • Slowly add your flour. The total amount of flour in this recipe is 3 1/4 cups. I add in 2 1/2 cups to my batter first, leaving aside the rest of the flour. Once the dough forms a sticky ball, I transfer the dough onto a floured surface, and slowly add in the remaining flour while I knead the dough. You want to press and punch the dough enough to mix in the flour.
  • Make your cookies 1/4 of an inch thick. You can make your cookies a bit thicker if you’d like, as they will be soft. However, if you make them too thin, they may be too crunchy.
  • Sprinkle flour on your cookie cutter. Your dough may get stuck inside your cookie cutter and not come out onto the baking sheet. Make sure you lightly dust flour on the rim of the cookie cutter before cutting our your gingerbread cookie.
Chewy vegan gingerbread cookie iced with bowtie

How do I store my gingerbread cookies?

To store the gingerbread cookies, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. They last up to one and a half weeks in the fridge. If you would like to freeze them, place them in an airtight container, then place the container in a bag and tie the handles in a knot. Place in the freezer for up to two months.

If you’re looking for more holiday recipes to make, try my healthy peanut butter truffles!

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