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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

These vegan gingerbread cookies are soft, chewy and so easy to make in just one bowl. The gluten free dough is perfectly spiced and rolls out like a dream! Gluten free with low carb and paleo sweetener options.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cookies, cut out cookies, gingerbread cookies, gluten free gingerbread cookies, healthy gingerbread cookies, paleo sugar cookies, vegan cookies, vegan gingerbread cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 73 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup OR pure maple syrup for paleo
  • 2 tablespoons molasses , we use organic blackstrap but you can sub with fancy molasses if you prefer
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt – optional but if you add just a tiny pinch it helps to enhance the flavor and balance out the sweetness


  1. MAKE THE DOUGH: In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sweetener, molasses, vanilla, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and salt. Mix until a dough starts to form. Knead dough with your hands and form into a large ball.

  2. CHILL: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze for 15 minutes. Chilling the dough is essential since freshly made cookie dough is too warm to work with and will cause your cookies to spread.
  3. PREP THE BAKING SHEET: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 250F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper,
  4. ROLL OUT DOUGH: Remove dough from fridge and roll into 1/4″ thickness in between two large pieces of parchment paper.
  5. CUT INTO SHAPES: Use cookie cutters to cut out into shapes – carefully lift and place cookies onto lined baking sheet. Use a silicon spatula as needed. Re-roll scraps and repeat.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.