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Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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It is with so much joy I share with you today a delightful gingerbread cookie recipe. Not only are they soft, chewy, and delectable, they are VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE! I’ve been working really hard to come up with some recipes that don’t contain wheat and are vegan. I have to say I’m very happy with the way these cookies came out. The proportion of the spices that give the cookie warmth and luscious flavor, along with the soft texture of the cookie makes me so happy I could sing, AGAIN! :-)

The gingerbread cookies taste what Christmas should taste like, and I’m certain you’ll be singing in no time too while you bake and enjoy these with your loved ones.

Sending giant gingerbread hugs and smiles your way!

Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies [Vegan, GF]




  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup almond milk


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, beat sunflower oil and sugar together for 2 minutes.
  3. To the oil/sugar mixture, add the molasses and almond milk. Continue to mix for 1 minute.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, about 1/3 at a time until stiff dough is formed.
  5. Make the dough into a disk shape, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  8. Using a melon baller or about 1/2-3/4 tablespoon of dough, roll dough into balls of approximately equal size, and slightly flatten into a disk shape. Place onto the baking sheet spaced 2 inches apart.





Wendy Irene is a Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Meditation Guide, Tree Hugger and Foodie with a passion for holistic wellness. She helps people awaken their joy and tap into their intuition. Wendy is the Founder of Give Love Create Happiness and Park and City.

A creator at heart, Wendy shares delicious vegan recipes, relaxing guided meditations, and a wealth of information on wellness and healthy living. Wendy has a colorful soul. She believes that in nourishing the creative part of your soul, the benefits in turn bleed into a more balanced, joyful life. Wendy is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief at GiveLoveCreateHappiness.com, and a ModernMom.com Contributor. Tweet love @Wendy_Irene, Google.com/+WendyIrene and Facebook.com/GiveLoveCreateHappiness




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44 comments on “Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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1 Years Ago

Yum! For the second batch, I added chopped crystallized ginger- which was heavenly! Only used 2/3 c sugar (1/3 coconut sugar, 1/3 organic cane) and was perfect. Perhaps use just a dash of salt, too salty with 1/2 tsp. Really great recipe otherwise.

1 Years Ago

Yippy skippy

1 Years Ago

Chewy! Does it have bananas?

Laura B
3 Years Ago

These came out lovely! I used oat milk instead of almond for mine.

3 Years Ago

These came out great! Really soft and fluffy.

Wendy Irene
3 Years Ago

Bake for 7 minutes.

Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Cool cookies completely before decorating.

*Optional – sprinkle cooled cookies lightly with confectioner’s sugar. Works great if you use a very fine sieve.

Peg Hubbard
14 Dec 2014

Wendy, can you substitute coconut milk for the almond milk? I\'m allergic to tree nuts, so I use coconut milk a lot, or rice milk.

3 Years Ago

You didn\'t say how long to bake them for!!

3 Years Ago

Maybe there\'s something wrong with the site on my tablet, but where is the rest of the instructions? It stopped at placing the cookies on the sheet. Ummmmm for how long? Did I miss something?

07 Dec 2014

Yes, I thought the same thing but tried them anyway. 10 minutes at 350 degrees. A little golden on the bottom but soft.

Don Waterman
3 Years Ago

In the latest issue of Consumer Reports, it was reported that gluten-free foods are not only not good for you, but cost substantialy more

07 Dec 2014

They are cookies so of course they are not \'good for you\' but recipes like this allow people who are vegan and/or gluten free to also enjoy some holiday treats....

Peg Hubbard
14 Dec 2014

Don, for some of us, gluten is not good for us. Since I quit eating gluten, I\'ve had no irritable bowel, and I\'ve lost 6 inches of "bloat" that I\'d been carrying around my middle for years. Perhaps for healthy folks, eating gluten is healthy, but for many of us, gluten is like poison. I\'ve got more energy, and feel better and stronger now -- so yes, it costs more to eat gluten free, but my health is worth it.

Leyna Russell Fuge
3 Years Ago

Love it:))it sure is you can so it i know you can in your brand new kitchen❤❤xx


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