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soft and chewy gingerbread cookies (vegan and gluten-free)
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Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies (V+GF)

These gingerbread cookies are ultra soft and chewy. Vegan and gluten-free, yet so classic in taste they are a match for Grandmas' recipe. Spiced with ginger, cinnamon and cloves they are perfect for the Holidays.
Category Snack, Sweets
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegan baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Author Hannah Sunderani


  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed (or ground chia)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • 3/4 cup demerara sugar, or raw cane sugar + 2 tbsp more for rolling
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 cup all purpose gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Make flax egg by combining ground flax and water. Whisk together and let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C. In a large bowl, cream together the vegan butter and demerara sugar until light and fluffy. Add flax egg, almond butter, molasses and almond milk. Beat to combine.
  • In a separate bowl sift gluten-free flour blend, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, sea salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to wet in batches and knead dough with a wooden spoon, or your hands.
  • Line two baking trays with parchment paper. Roll dough into balls the size of a ping-pong, and gently press down to form a round disc shape. Pour 2 tbsp demerara sugar into a shallow bowl and dip the cookies top-side-up in sugar. Place on baking tray with dipped side facing up. Continue until all cookies are coated in sugar.
  • Bake cookies in oven for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly cracking at the ends.


Cookies will keep for up 3-5 days. Keep in an air-tight container.
To keep longer, freeze cookies. Wrap well and store in freezer in an air-tight container for up 3 weeks. Let thaw completely before serving.  
Nutritional information is a rough estimate. 


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2.25g | Fat: 4.75g | Saturated Fat: 2.25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 150.5mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g