Ginger, cloves, and cinnamon are the secret ingredients flavoring these simple but tasty Vegan Spice Cookies.
I was only a child when my niece was born so it’s surprising I remember much about her at all. But then again, I was the youngest of four so having a niece who was a toddler when I was still a child myself sort of felt like having a younger sister. They sort of leave a big impression on you.
Little Angela was my mom’s first grandchild. I was definitely too young then to realize the significance of that. There is a difference how a mom treats her own child compared to her grandchild. For example, my mom called her first grandchild “Sweetie.” Who knows, maybe she referred to me (and my siblings) as “sweetie” when we were toddlers too, but somehow I doubt it.
In that time of my life all I knew was that my mother was referring to this toddler, my niece, as sweetie.
It was enough to make a child jealous. You know, if that child were the jealous type.
But then something happened. My niece, in full-on adorable toddler brain mode, said something like this to my mom, “Can I have a cookie, sweetie?”
There was a pregnant pause in the air as we all pondered what my niece just said.
She must have thought “sweetie” was a nice way to refer to people.
If jealousy were like a damn, the laughter that followed was like a roaring river freeing me of those negative emotions. We laughed until we nearly cried. And little Angela? Well, she laughed at us laughing at her.
For some reason, every time I make cookies I remember this moment; now in my mind’s scrapbook of memories.
Love vegan cookies with spice?
Sure you love these vegan spice cookies! But that just makes you want even more delicious vegan cookies recipes!
- Make sure you try these vegan soft molasses cookies, they’re buttery and tender!
- There’s also these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
- And you’ll love these vegan snickerdoodles! They’re not only easy, but tasty too!
I know it’s easy to think of vegan spice cookies as more of a winter treat, but the sweet, spicy scent filling the air after baking a batch or two of these cookies is perfect year-round.
So, have a cookie. As my mom might also say, “Oh lah, why not have two!”
Vegan Spice Cookies
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (See note)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- ½ cup vegan butter
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 4 tablespoons cold water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar to roll cookies in before baking
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Stir a bit and then set aside.
- Beat the butter, peanut butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Feel free to use an electric mixer…or do this by hand if you’d like to work up a little sweat in the kitchen!
- In a small bowl combine the flax seed, corn starch, and water. Stir until well combined. Add this to the margarine mixture along with the molasses. Stir well.
- Add the combined dry ingredients to the wet. Mix just until combined.
- Roll the dough into 1″ balls. Then roll the dough balls in sugar before placing on ungreased cookie sheets. Leave about an inch in between them to allow room for spreading. Use the bottom of a glass to press each dough ball down a little.
- Bake for 8 – 9 minutes until cookies are golden around the edges. If you want a more tender cookie, remove from the oven at 8 minutes. They will firm up as they cool. If you want a crispier cookie, cook until 9+ minutes. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer, for up to 2 months.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Add a little spice to your life. You deserve it, sweetie!