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Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies

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These cookies are a soft and chewy and so dang good. Rolling them in sugar before baking gives them a slightly crunchy outside. It’s a step that’s not really necessary, but very highly recommended. They have a nice amount of spice to them and are guaranteed to make your home smell a-ma-zing. Vegans and meat-eaters alike will love these cookies.

Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies |

Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies
makes 2 dozen cookies

1/3 cup vegan butter substitute (I used Smart Balance)
2 tablespoons stevia
1/4 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling
1/3 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons water
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter substitute, stevia, sugar, molasses, vanilla and water until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and baking powder. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to firm up. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

recipe adapted from Lunch Box Bunch


Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

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