Vegan ginger cookies
It’s almost December already, and that means…. Putting aside the healthy lifestyle for a while and making time to get together with friends and family. Because in life there must occasionally be room for a nice cookie, candy or pie, I want to share this delicious recipe with you. I am a huge fan of ginger cookies and used to eat it (too) often ;). Now I really love to make it myself and enjoy it afterwards. When I came across this vegan ginger cookies recipe I immediately dove into the kitchen. And believe me, it’s worth it!
What do you need?
Ingredients for 35 cookies:
- 110 g vegan butter
- 150 g light caster sugar
- 50 ml oat milk
- 1/4 tsp cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 250g flour (sieved)
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground cloves
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 25 g almond shavings
- pinch of white pepper
- pinch of salt
Other supplies: (cut-out) moulds, baking tin with baking paper, possibly flour to dust.
How to make this ginger cookies:
1. Combine the butter, sugar and a generous pinch of salt in a bowl and mix until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
2. In another bowl, mix the milk with the vinegar; this may separate slightly.
3. Add the milk mixture, flour, baking powder and all the spices and quickly knead into a firm ball. Do not knead the dough too long, this will keep it nice and brittle. Press the ball flat and leave wrapped in cling film to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. (The longer it rests, the better the dough).
4. Preheat the oven to 150°C. Cut out several shapes from the cookie dough and place them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Then sprinkle the shapes with some almond shavings and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
As difficult as it may be, let the cookies cool when they come out of the oven. When they are cooled you can store them in an airtight cookie tin lined with baking paper. This is the best way to keep the cookies fresh.
I owe this delicious recipe to Dosia Brewer who wrote the cookbook ‘DOSIA BAKT VEGAN’.
Source: Brewer. D. (2019), ‘DOSIA BAKES VEGAN’