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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

These gluten-free gingerbread people are the perfect Christmas cookies! Decorate them all with this homemade vegan royal icing for the sweetest spiced treat this holiday season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword Christmas cookies, gluten-free gingerbread cookies, vegan cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 164kcal
Author Cindy Gordon | Vegetarian Mamma


  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Saucepan
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Cooling rack
  • Piping bag


Gingerbread Cookies Ingredients

Royal Icing Ingredients


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the vegan butter, sugar, and molasses over a low heat. Stir frequently.
  • Once melted, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the flax egg and vanilla extract. Beat with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Sieve in the gluten-free flour, and add cinnamon, ground ginger, baking soda, and xanthan gum. Mix together first with a wooden spoon, then by hand to form a dough.
  • Shake the dough into a ball. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Split the dough in half, and roll one section with a rolling pin. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters and transfer them to the lined baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes — 8 minutes will result in a softer cookie, and 10 minutes will make them more crisp. Let cookies cool completely on a wire rack before decorating them.
  • To make the vegan royal icing, sieve the powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl. Add the almond milk and whisk until smooth. Transfer icing to a piping bag with a small tip and decorate as desired.



Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg