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Only one month left until Christmas
These Vegan Christmas Cookies are delicious and fun! Crispy on the outside, soft, moist and delicious on the inside. Vegan gingerbread that doesn’t taste healthy 🙂 full of spices for the perfect treat for the holidays.
I’m not a master at decorating…
But considering that I don’t do it every day and mostly only at Christmas, I think that’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, don’t they?
If you’re looking for a fun and creative holiday activity that you can also do with the kids, consider making Christmas cookies. If you’re in the mood for something sweet and festive, make these super delicious, crunchy gingerbread or vegan Christmas cookies 🎄🎄.
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.
Tips for baking vegan Christmas cookies 🎄🎄
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 can’t be sure about imported sugar from abroad, because the manufacturer doesn’t have to label animal charcoal. Organic sugar is processed differently.
Vegan Christmas Cookies 🎄🎄 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!
vegan Christmas cookies - gingerbread men -
For the glaze you will need the following:
- 180 G powdered sugar
- 3-4 el soy milk
- food coloring* optional
- 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.
- Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. The cookies will firm up as they cool, so don't worry. 😉 and just let it cool down completely.
- 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.
- Decorate the gingerbread men with love and creativity!