Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Yep. It’s that time of year where the kitchen gets crowded with tiny little humans! Gingerbread Blokes and Sheilas! These are delicious and I cooked them a little longer to ensure they were super crunchy! Feel free to decorate with little berries as buttons… GO WILD AND GET FESTIVE! 

Equipment

  • Large Mixing bowl
  • Oven
  • Baking Tray
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Paper
  • Piping bag / bottle

Ingredients – Gingerbread

  • 1 Flax egg (1TBSP Flaxmeal + 2.5 TBSP Water)
  • ½ Cup Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ Cup almond butter
  • 3 TBSP molasses
  • ¼ Cup Nuttelex
  • ¾ Tsp Ginger
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 ¼ – 1 ¾ Cup Gluten Free Flour Baking

Ingredients – Icing

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 TBSP melted nuttelex
  • 1-2 TBSP nut milk

Method 

  1. Prepare flax egg by mixing Flaxmeal and water and let rest for 5mins
  2. Add softened butter, molasses, almond butter, sugar, salt, spices, baking soda, flax egg and beat on low.
  3. Add flour to the baking mix and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Cover and Chill the dough for at least one hour (preferably overnight)
  5. Preheat oven 176 C
  6. Carefully roll out dough to a little thicker than 1/8 inch between two sheets or baking paper, generously sprinkling the bottom layer and the top layer of the dough with flour before rolling.
  7. Don’t roll too thin or it will be too crisp. You’ll Ginger SNAP your tiny humans and they’ll lose limbs!
  8. Remove the top sheet of baking paper and cut your dough using cookie cutters.
  9. Dip them in flour to ensure that the dough doesn’t stick to the cutter
  10. Freeze your cut out shapes for around 5 minutes to help them firm up
  11. Transfer your cookies to a baking tray and leave about 2 inches in between as they will expand
  12. Bake for around 10mins or until they appear only slightly browned on the edges.
  13. They’ll continue to firm up as they rest on the baking tray.
  14. Rest on the tray for around 5 minutes and then transfer to your cooling rack.
  15. Once they have cooled you can decorate them
  16. Mix your icing ingredients together and then pop into a piping bag.
  17. Make little faces or cover them completely in icing… it’s totally up to you!
  18. Store covered at room temperature for a few days or freeze them for longer term storage.

Merry Christmas! 

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