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Soft and Chewy Vegan Ginger Snaps (Gluten Free, too!)

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If you’re a fan of ginger snaps (aka: ginger cookies) especially the super soft and chewy type, then boy – do I have a recipe for you! These Soft and Chewy Vegan Ginger Snap cookies are a wondrous treat to enjoy especially during the holiday season. This is due to their sparkling snow-like sugar exterior and blast of ginger and cinnamon-y sweetness you get with each bite.

Jeff and I both agree that these cookies go splendidly with a hot cup of coffee or tea, and their large size certainly adds to the fun, too!

Honestly, if you bake just one batch of cookies during the holiday season, consider baking these cookies – (and that’s coming from a dedicated chocolate chip cookie lover!)  They are just the perfect cookie to enjoy during the most celebrated time of year.

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This is how you make Soft and Chewy Ginger Snaps:

1. First, preheat your oven to 375º.  Then, line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  (FYI – if you have nonstick baking sheets, the parchment paper is optional! I like using it because it makes clean up a cinch.)

2. Combine the “Flax egg ” ingredients in a small bowl and set it aside.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, add the “Dry ingredients”…

…and stir to combine.

4. In a large mixing bowl, add the “Wet ingredients” and use either a stand or hand mixer to combine them all together using a medium speed.  Then, add the “Flax egg” and mix it again for another 10 seconds or so.

5. Once that’s done, add half of the dry ingredients to that bowl and mix on low until mostly combined. Then, add the second half of the dry ingredients and mix again, this time starting on a low speed and then increasing to high as the dough gets thick and hard to mix.  Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed to ensure all flour gets incorporated.  The dough will be very thick and hearty-looking when it’s all said and done!

6.  Pour your granulated sugar onto a plate. Then, take a handful of dough, form it into a golfball-sized ball, and roll it around in the granulated sugar to evenly coat it on all sides.  Place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet.  Repeat this process with the remaining dough to create a total of 16 dough balls at least three inches apart from one another on the baking sheets, (these bad boys spread!) Use a third baking sheet if your sheets are small.

7.  Bake the cookies in your preheated oven for 10 minutes and not a minute longer! Over-baked ginger snaps are not tasty. Leave these glorious cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

  

At this point, your home will be filled with the glorious scent of ginger and cinnamon…. yum….

I hope you love these cookies as much as we do!!

 

If you try this cookie recipe, please let me know what you think by leaving a comment and star rating in the comments below! Your feedback is very helpful to me as well as others. Thanks in advance!

 

Vegan and Gluten-Free Ginger Snaps

Soft and Chewy Vegan Ginger Snaps (GF, too!)

These ginger snaps are a wondrous treat to enjoy especially during the holiday season. They are soft, chewy, sparkly and loaded with warming spices - YUM!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Cookies, Vegan Desserts, Vegan Ginger Snaps
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies

Ingredients

FLAX EGG:

DRY:

WET:

  • 3/4 cup Vegan Butter, softened (I typically use Earth Balance)
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Molasses

IN ADDITION:

  • About a half a cup of granulated sugar for rolling (116 g)

Instructions

  • First, preheat your oven to 375º.  Then, line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  (FYI - if you have nonstick baking sheets, the parchment paper is optional! I like using it because it makes clean up a cinch.)
  • Combine the "Flax egg " ingredients in a small bowl and set it aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add the "Dry ingredients" and stir to combine.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the "Wet ingredients" and use either a stand or hand mixer to combine them all together using a medium speed.  Then, add the "Flax egg" and mix it again for another 10 seconds or so.
  • Once that's done, add half of the dry ingredients to that bowl and mix on low until mostly combined. Then, add the second half of the dry ingredients and mix again, this time starting on a low speed and then increasing to high as the dough gets thick and hard to mix.  Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed to ensure all flour gets incorporated.  The dough will be very thick and hearty-looking when it's all said and done!
  • Pour your granulated sugar onto a plate. Then, take a handful of dough, form it into a golfball-sized ball, and roll it around in the granulated sugar to evenly coat it on all sides. Place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet.  Repeat this process with the remaining dough to create a total of 16 dough balls at least three inches apart from one another on the baking sheets, (these bad boys spread!) Use a third baking sheet if your sheets are small.
  • Bake the cookies in your preheated oven for 10 minutes and not a minute longer! Over-baked ginger snaps are not tasty. Leave these cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

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Notes

  • You can find flat parchment sheets HERE
  • Bake your cookies for 10 minutes only! Overcooked gingersnaps are not tasty.
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Molly

5 stars
Just baked these for a friend having cravings. Hoping the ginger will help her morning sickness. I used dark brown sugar, dark molasses and did use real butter but got results as good as your original. Thank you!

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Audrey Dunham

So happy to hear this! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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Mike

Heard you guys on the Exam Room podcast. Is there any way to replace the vegan butter in this recipe?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Mike, you can try mashed avocado as a 1:1 replacement, but I will say I haven’t tried it! If you do, please let me know what you think. Hope you love the cookies! They are an extra special treat.

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