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These ginger cookies are my new favorite thing. I found out about them about a month ago, in the midst of my lactose intolerance induced crisis. I have been sorely missing sweets and hunting down vegan recipes pretty much anytime I am on the internets. I found a vegan ginger cookie recipe on Healthy Happy Life and have modified it a tiny bit since I've made it a few times now. These vegan ginger cookies are tasty, quick and foolproof. (And this is coming from someone plagued by spread-y cookies)

Plus, they're not too sweet so you can eat lots of them at once. HOORAY!

This recipe will make around 24 cookies - depends on how big you make them.

Step 1: Ingredients!

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The dry:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar (brown or white!) + more for rolling in
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional if you don't like the taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
The wet:
  • 1/4 cup water + more as needed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup melted Earth Balance or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
You might notice I haven't included salt! The original recipe called for 3/4 teaspoon salt, but I found that crazy salty in combination with the vegan butter. If you're able to find vegan unsalted butter, or if you use canola oil, feel free to add a little bit of salt!
HeyMiyuki made it!9 months ago

I didn't have molasses so I added a bit more oil and brown sugar and they came out no problem :) Yummm! Thanks for the great recipe!

Ian Swope made it!11 months ago

These taste so good!

rvt19851 year ago
I finally got around to making these cookies, they are *awesome*. They weren't quite vegan though, I used brumel & brown yogurt spread and a little bit of egg nog instead of water. I also added some extra fresh ginger. And, they're cat approved ;)
jessyratfink (author)  rvt19851 year ago
Yaaaaaayyy! Look at that ginger chunk. It looks really good... I think I might need to make some now. :D
maltesergr83 years ago
I have a question... I'm not vegan, but occasionally cook for a friend who is. Brown & white sugar isn't "usually" considered vegan, unless it has been refined a certain way.

Can someone please give me the name of a sugar brand that's been refined without the use of bone char?

Would be nice to surprise my friend with these, but need to use the correct sugar.


jessyratfink (author)  maltesergr83 years ago
Your best bet is to look for organic sugar - as far as I know any organic sugar is vegan because bone char is not considered "organic". That's always what I've been told by my vegan friends. :)
they look really nice yum
MsJaxFla3 years ago
Yummm, I have everything but the fresh ginger. I might make them and add more powdered..... cause I am hungry.

Oh have you tried using pure coconut oil? It is good for you and tastes much better than canola or I think it does. I just don't like canola. I use coconut oil to bake with unless I am out and too broke then I use corn oil. I think you will love the pure coconut oil though.

And does anyone know how much more ginger powder to use in lieu of fresh grated?

Thanks for the recipe.
spike35793 years ago
Yum! I love a ginger cookie. Looks like a great addition to the standard gingersnap.
Looks like something to try out for sure, I am adding it to my baking list. Thanks for the new recipe!
wow these look tasty jessy :D