Molasses-Free Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe for Molasses-Free & Vegan Gingerbread Cookies. They are the perfect Christmas cookies!

Course Dessert
Cuisine German, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 baking tray
Calories 1542 kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1 1/3 cup white flour - divided
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (make sure it's vegan!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
  • 1/4 cup cold vegan butter (EarthBalance, Alsan,...)
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  1. Combine the dry ingredients: 1 cup of flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon powder and ginger powder. Give it a quick whisk. Add in the maple syrup, vegan butter (cut in small pieces) and almond milk. Mix and knead with your hands while adding the remaining 1/3 cup of flour until it's a smooth dough. 

  2. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (the dough should be cold when you roll it out). Meanwhile pre-heat the oven to 350°F/180°C.

  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out cookies with a cookie cutter until all the dough is used up. Transfer them on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven for about 10 minutes. They are quite soft fresh out of the oven but they will harden once cooled, so let them cool off completely, before munching them or decorating them further.

Nutrition Facts
Molasses-Free Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1542 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 439mg 18%
Potassium 672mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 258g 86%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 124g
Protein 17g 34%
Calcium 29.9%
Iron 45.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.