Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

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It's the holiday season and that means it's time to start baking! These gingerbread cookies are super easy to make and are made form very simple ingredients. 

Ingredients:

(Makes 8-9 large gingerbread men)

 2 + 1/3 cup spelt flour 

1 tsp baking soda

 1 tsp cinnamon

✘ 1 tsp nutmeg

✘  1.5 tsp ginger spice (or 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger)

✘ 1/4 tsp salt

✘ 1/4 cup molasses

✘ 1/4 cup applesauce (or mashed banana)

✘ 1 cup packed brown sugar

✘  2-3 tbsp plant milk (depending on the consistency of your dough)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F or 190C
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine: applesauce, brown sugar, and molasses. In a separate mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients.

  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry and slowly begin to fold together. If the mixture is too dry, add a few tbsp of plant milk until the dough is soft and sticks together.
  4. On a large floured surface, roll out the dough until it is approx. 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Press out cookies using a cookie cutter and place on a lined baking sheet. Repeat process until all the dough is used up.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

* Recipe adapted from Tess Begg

For the video tutorial see video below (YouTube: Maddie Lymburner):

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