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Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies

Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies step-by-step recipe | vegelicacy.com
"Nothing beats homemade holiday cookies to delight family and friends. These gingery cookies are crispy, amazingly flavorful and very easy to make. They are cute to give as Christmas gifts and to decorate Christmas tree!"

Ingredients Serves 4 - 6

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 6 oz/200 g vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp molasses or maple syrup

Method

  1. In a bowl combine 2 1/4 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 3/4 cup of brown sugar.

    Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies
  2. Prepare a flax egg. Combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water. Whisk these together in a bowl and set aside to thicken (for about 10 minutes).

    Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies
  3. Melt 7 oz/200 g fatty vegan butter, like Earth Balance.

    Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies
  4. Add flax egg, melted vegan butter and 2 tablespoons of molasses or mapple syrup into a bowl with dry ingredients. Stir well and knead into a ball shape. Place the dough into a freezer for 10-15 minutes.

    Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies
  5. Carefully roll out dough onto a flat surface to 1/8- to 1/4-inch in thickness. Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters.

    Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies
  6. Carefully transfer the cookies to a lined with parchment paper baking sheet.

    Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies
  7. Place into preheated to 350 F/180 C degrees oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let sit on a baking sheet for 10 minutes to cool and firm up, then transfer to a cooling rack.
    Once the cookies are cooled, decorate them with royal icing. For vegan royal icing I mixed 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of almond milk and 2 teaspoons of corn (or agave) syrup. If desired, use food coloring.

    Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 23 December 2014

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Diet type: vegan
Category: dessert
Difficulty: easy
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