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Vegan Christmas cookies ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

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These Vegan Christmas Cookies are delicious and fun! Crispy on the outside, soft, moist and delicious on the inside. Vegan gingerbread that doesnโ€™t taste healthy ๐Ÿ™‚ full of spices for the perfect treat for the holidays.

vegan christmas cookies
vegan christmas cookies

Iโ€™m not a master at decoratingโ€ฆ

But considering that I donโ€™t do it every day and mostly only at Christmas, I think thatโ€™s OK! The great thing about gingerbread cookies, especially gingerbread men and women, is that they look cute. Even though the people in the decorating department are unskilled, these guys look adorable, donโ€™t they?

decorate vegan Christmas cookies
decorate vegan Christmas cookies

If youโ€™re looking for a fun and creative holiday activity that you can also do with the kids, consider making Christmas cookies. If youโ€™re in the mood for something sweet and festive, make these super delicious, crunchy gingerbread or vegan Christmas cookies ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„.

Ingredients for vegan Christmas cookies

Our vegan Christmas cookies are similar to normal gingerbread, but without eggs.

  • the flour: we use plain old all-purpose wheat flour
  • Baking soda: is needed so that our cookies rise a little
  • Salt: please do not leave it out, it serves as a flavor enhancer
  • Spices: we use ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, preferably lots of it
  • vegan butter or margarine: you will surely find them in the refrigerated section of your supermarket
  • Brown sugar: If you buy organic sugar or sugar produced in Germany, then it is vegan (no German manufacturer uses animal charcoal in production)
  • Agave syrup: adds sweetness and helps the gingerbread flavor
  • Vanilla flavored soy milk: for more vanilla flavor and moisture

Ingredients for the icing

  • Powdered sugar: the same applies here as for the brown sugar mentioned above
  • Soy milk: instead of water and only a few tablespoons of it
  • A squeeze of lemon juice: optional
  • Food coloring: optional. If you want to use some, I recommend powder. I have had the best experiences with this and you get strong colors without diluting the icing again and again.
vegan christmas cookies
vegan christmas cookies

Tips for baking vegan Christmas cookies ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

For softer biscuits a shorter baking time and logically, for firmer biscuits bake longer.

Work quickly or in smaller batches when rolling out and cutting out your cookies. The longer the dough is out of the fridge while you work it, the softer it will become and it will make your work more difficult.

Cut out the shapes efficiently. Cut out tightly together, because the more times you roll out the dough, the softer it will be.

Decorate all the cookies in a row with the individual colored icings. This way the opening of your piping bag cannot dry out in between. Otherwise it is difficult to get the casting to stick the next time you start.

Why does the sugar have to be organic or German sugar? Sugar is not necessarily vegan. Sugar is decolorized in many countries with animal charcoal (animal charcoal is made from charred leather, blood, flesh, or bones of animals). In Germany, the use of animal charcoal is permitted, but not practiced by any company. You canโ€™t be sure about imported sugar from abroad, because the manufacturer doesnโ€™t have to label animal charcoal. Organic sugar is processed differently.

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Cut out Christmas cookies

Vegan Christmas Cookies ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ I hope you will love them

They are: Festive and fun, Perfectly crunchy on the outside, Nice and soft and delicious on the inside, Easy to make!

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vegan Christmas cookies โ€“ gingerbread men โ€“

Ari
Vegan gingerbread men โ€“ Christmas cookies without eggs. A recipe for homemade gingerbread men to eat, decorate or decorate your Christmas tree.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
rest time for the dough 30 minutes
Course Bake, Party & finger food recipes, vegetable recipes
Cuisine Germany
Servings 18 pc about
Calories 400 kcal

Equipment

food processor*
Rolling Pin
cookie cutter*

Ingredients
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Gingerbread dough:

  • 350 grams flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt*
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda*
  • 4 tsp Ginger bread spice* ready-made or homemade (see below)
  • 100 grams margarine room temperature
  • 2 Vanilla sugar*
  • 30 grams sugar
  • 150 grams agave syrup*
  • 50 ml soy milk vanilla flavor

For the glaze you will need the following:

  • 180 grams powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp. soy milk
  • food coloring* optional

Make gingerbread spice yourself (gingerbread spice):

Instructions
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  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  • Mix all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda and gingerbread spice.
  • Mix the soft margarine well with the sugar. Then mix in the agave syrup.
  • Now mix the vanilla soy milk, the sugar margarine with the flour in your food processor to a smooth dough. Chill the dough for at least 10 minutes.
  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured work surface (about half a centimeter thick). Now use your cookie cutter to cut out the figures and place them on the baking sheet.
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  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. The cookies will firm up as they cool, so donโ€™t worry. ๐Ÿ˜‰ and just let it cool down completely.

Glaze:

  • For the glaze, sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Mix in the soy milk to form a thick icing.
  • Tint with food coloring if desired.
  • Pour the frosting into a disposable piping bag (or freezer bag). Then cut off just the tip to create a tiny spout.
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  • Decorate the gingerbread men with love and creativity!
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Nutrition

Serving: 100GCalories: 400kcal
Keyword Christmas, cookie, gingerbread, to bake
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vegan christmas cookies
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