December 16, 2018 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

These vegan gingerbread cookies use simple ingredients and are so easy to make.

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins | Serves: 1½ to 2 dozen cookies, depending on your cookie cutter size


  • 1 flax “egg” (1 tbsp flax seeds, freshly ground + 3 tbsp warm water)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) vegan butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling out the dough
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies


  1. In a large bowl mix together the vegan butter, sugar, molasses, and flax “egg” until combined. Mix in the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda, baking powder , and salt until just combined. The dough should be very thick.
  2. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill it for 1 hour in the freezer.
  3. Once chilled, divide the dough in half and roll it. The rolled dough should be about ¼-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet 2 inches apart. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes prior to baking to help them retain their shape. While the cut dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350˚F. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or just until the edges begin to turn a darker brown. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
  4. Decorate the cookies however you like (In a large mixing bowl, cream together the vegan butter and powdered sugar. Mix in the almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the texture is thick but pliable. Transfer the icing to a sandwich-sized sealable bag. Squeeze). Leftover cookies should be kept covered and stored at room temperature (up to a few days).

Non-Vegan Version: