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Vegan Ginger Cookies

This yummy vegan ginger cookies recipe delivers cookies infused with ginger, cinnamon, and a sweet, buttery flavor. Enjoy bite after bite of these tender and chewy cookies with a crispy, crinkly crust on top!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 134kcal


  • 1 flax egg
  • 2 ¼  cups all-purpose flour (See note)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼  teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼  cup molasses
  • ½ cup granulated sugar to roll cookies in before baking


  • Preheat oven to 350℉/175°C. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Prepare the flax egg. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  • Use a hand-held or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed in a large bowl until light and fluffy, between 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the molasses and flax egg and beat until combined, up to 1 minute.
  • While mixing at low speed, add the flour mixture and beat until combined.
  • Roll the dough into 1" balls. Then roll the dough balls in sugar before placing them on prepared cookie sheets. Leave a 2-inch space between dough balls. Allow the dough balls to sit on the pan for 5 minutes. Then place in the oven. Note: Never put dough balls on a hot or warm cookie pan, as this will cause the cookies to spread.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until cookies are golden around the edges. If you want a more tender cookie, remove them from the oven for 10 minutes. They will firm up as they cool. If you want a crispier cookie, cook until 12 minutes. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for up to 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer, for up to 2 months.


* You can make these gluten-free by using 1 cup brown rice flour, ½ cup buckwheat, ½ cup white rice flour, & ¼ cup corn starch)


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg