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Vegan Ginger Cookies

These spicy vegan ginger cookies are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.  Cook just a bit longer and they are crispy through and through like a gingersnap!

The freshly grated ginger and ground ginger give them a burst of flavor. Combined with the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and molasses, they take the spotlight. raw grated ginger

Freshly grated ginger root

They're perfect for dipping into a Vegan Chai Latte or a cup of tea.

The oil used in these cookies is heart-healthy olive oil. We developed this recipe as part of an olive-oil recipe challenge. I thought we would notice an olive oil flavor, but it's just no there.  

This is our favorite vegan cookie! In just ten, minutes you can have them baking in your oven. 

The dough is rather soft, so a light hand is needed to roll them into balls and then roll them in sugar. Unbaked Vegan Ginger Cookies

If you like these cookies, you might also like our vegan Pumpkin Cream Pie and our Vegan Chai Latte recipes! 



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 Vegan Ginger Cookie Recipe


  • 10 minutes prep, 15 minutes baking per batch
  • Makes 18 cookies, serving size is 3 cookies
  • Recommended equipment: cookie sheet 


  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 2 Tbs plus 2 tsp cup molasses
  • 2 Tbs plus 2 tsp cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed (buy ground flax seeds or grind in a blender or spice grinder)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • Sparkling sugar, or regular granulated sugar 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Peel and grate the ginger root with a fine grater.
  3. Mix the ground flaxseed and water in a small dish.
  4. In a large bowl, mix ginger root, molasses, maple syrup, olive oil, coconut sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Add the flax mixture. Mix together.
  5. Add the flour and baking soda. Stir until mixed.
  6. Scoop up a generous tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Roll in the sugar and place on your baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and place on a drying rack.


Chef's Notes 

This dough is a bit soft and sticky so roll it quickly into balls and then into the sugar. You can also refrigerate it for 30 minutes prior to rolling to make it easier. The spices in these cookies are the same as Chai Tea, except for Chai's cardamom and black pepper. They're a fabulous combination! 

**Scroll down for your vegan grocery list and nutritional analysis of Vegan Ginger Cookies.**


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Written by Your Vegan Family 

Stacy and Markus live a thriving vegan lifestyle with their two young boys. They write articles and offer courses to inspire you about plant-based cooking, teach you how to stay healthy and stay vegan, and moderate a private online Thriving Vegan Family Community where you can interact directly with them, other families, and plant-based enthusiasts about a vegan lifestyle, nutrition, and raising vegan kids.

They earned degrees in molecular biology and acupuncture, consulted over decades for healthcare companies and individuals, created businesses in Asian medicine, eco-tourism, cultural immersion, and taught yoga in myriad venues. They also offer individual health and wellness coaching to individuals who are motivated to improve the quality of their lives. 

We’ve learned a lot from eating a plant-based diet for 25 years and are eager to help you have fun going vegan and staying vegan. Learn more on our About Us page.



Vegan grocery list: 

  • ginger root
  • flax seeds, or flax meal
  • molasses
  • maple syrup
  • coconut sugar
  • sparkling sugar (Optional. You can use granulated sugar)
  • unbleached white flour
  • baking soda
  • ground spices of:
    • ginger
    • cinnamon
    • cloves
    • nutmeg

Nutritional Analysis

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutritional calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Because the nutritional calculator did not have flaxseed in its database, we used chia seeds as a replacement. Their nutritional value is similar. One serving is three cookies.

Percentages are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet for an adult. 


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