Ginger Cookies – Vegan

I’ve been asked for this recipe over and over again. My modifications to make them super spicy and vegan are included.  You’re welcome 🙂


1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling cookies
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature -OR- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil + 1/4 Cup Vegan Butter
1 egg  -OR- 1.25 Tbsp Applesauce
Fresh Grated Ginger
3 tablespoons molasses
2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup granulated sugar with butter (or coconut & vegan butter alternative mixture) until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in applesauce (or egg), fresh ginger and molasses.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and spices. Add to butter/coconut oil mixture and blend well.

3. Fill a shallow bowl with granulated sugar. Break off walnut-size pieces of dough and roll into balls; roll balls in sugar. Arrange on greased cookie sheets and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks.

4. Meanwhile, make glaze: Combine powdered sugar with 1 tbsp. water and stir until smooth, then stir in lemon juice. Drizzle glaze over cookies.

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