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  • Writer's pictureMessy Vegan Baker

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

These spicy ginger flavored cookies will knock everyone’s socks off! They’re easy to make and taste absolutely delicious! (I kept eating them while they were cooling on the counter. 🙈) You don’t even need to frost them, they’re that good! This recipe is from Mark Bittman’s How to Bake Everything.






1 c coconut oil or vegan butter, softened

1 c molasses

1/2 c granulated sugar

1/2 c brown sugar, packed

3 1/4 flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 heaping tbsp ginger

1 tbsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp all spice

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp salt


  1. In a stand mixer or mixing bowl, start mixing the coconut oil or vegan butter until it's lighter and more broken up

  2. Add in the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and molasses and cream it until they’re well combined

  3. Stop the mixer and add the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, all spice, ground cloves and salt and mix until just combined (mix the dough as little as possible to keep these cookies as tender as possible)

  4. Cut the dough in half, form them into disks, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or over night

  5. Take the disks out about about 10 minutes before rolling them out to let the dough soften just a little (it will be easier to roll)

  6. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F

  7. Lightly flour your workspace, and roll the dough out about 1/8 - 1/4 of an inch thick (you can also roll the dough out on a parchment paper so you don't have to use as much if any flour)

  8. Cut the dough out with the cookie cutters or by hand if you want, and place the cookies onto an un-greased baking sheet

  9. Once the baking sheet is full, put the full cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes (it helps the cookies keep their shape)

  10. Bake the cookies for 6 - 8 minutes or until the edges are slightly darker but the middles are still puffed up and soft

  11. Take them out and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely

  12. Frost if you want, and enjoy!

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