The Best Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Festive and fun vegan gingerbread cookies. These gingerbread men are crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and packed with ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar flavor.
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The Best Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

I wait for Christmas to make these vegan gingerbread cookies for my kids. These Gingerbread men are crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and packed with ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar flavor.

The best part is the family gathering while I make these; everyone wants to give a hand and help, especially in the frosting part. So my advice for you to make these during the weekend and everyone are around. So much fun!

I hope you’ll love these vegan gingerbread cookies! They are:

  • Festive and fun
  • Perfectly crispy on the outside
  • Soft and deliciously chewy on the inside
  • Infused with ginger goodness
  • Easy to make!
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What ingredients do you need to make these Vegan Gingerbread cookies?

* You can also use Gingerbread ready Mix instead

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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

The Best Gingerbread Vegan Cookies

Festive and fun vegan gingerbread cookies. These gingerbread men are crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and packed with ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar flavor.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan,
Servings 32 Cookies
Calories 1 kcal


  • Rolling Pin
  • Piping bag
  • Gingerbread Cutters


For the Gingerbread Cookies:

  • ¼ cup (56g) Vegan Butter
  • ½ cup (100g)  Brown Sugar
  • cup (100g) Unsulphured Molasses *
  • ½ tsp  Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Flax Egg **
  • 2 cups (250g) All Purpose Flour *****
  • 1 tsp  Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp  Salt
  • 2 tsp  Ground Ginger ***
  • 2 tsp  Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp  Allspice
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cloves

For the Decorating Frosting:

  • 1 cup (120g) Powdered (Icing) Sugar
  • ½ tsp  Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp  Soy Milk


Make the Gingerbread Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (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.
  • Flour a surface and your hands very generously 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.
  • Don’t be shy to add more flour each time, this dough can be quite sticky and you need it not to be as you roll it, so add flour as needed. Any excess flour on the gingerbread cookies will bake off.
  • 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.

Make The Frosting:

  • When you’re ready to decorate, mix the decorating frosting ingredients together. It should be quite thick, but when you stir it into a peak, it should hold it’s shape for a bit before melting back down and should be quite sticky.


*I used Grandma’s Molasses brand.
** Prepare your flax egg by mixing 1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal with 3 Tbsp Hot Water and allowing to sit for a minute.
*** You could use a ready Gingerbread Mix instead 
**** The number of gingerbread men you’ll get from this recipe depends largely on the size of your cookie cutter.
***** Weigh your flour for accurate results.
****** If you have accidentally used too much flour and/or the brand of vegan butter you have used a lower water content, you may end up with a dough that is too crumbly – in this instance, add in a small amount of non-dairy milk until you get the right consistency of dough that you see in the pictures/video.


Serving: 10g | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword Gingerbread cookies, Vegan Gingerbread Cookies, Vegan Cookies, Festive cookies, Christmas Cookies, Christmas Desserts
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