Vegan Spiced Cookies


In case you like your cookies just a little sweeter - simply sprinkle them with some powdered sugar right before serving!

Quick Facts

What To Expect


Dry ingredients:

200g spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)

3-4 teaspoons cinnamon

4-5 teaspoons grounded ginger, cloves and nutmeg to equal parts

75g brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla (bean or extract)


Wet ingredients:

100g vegan margarine

2 tablespoons plant milk


50g powdered sugar

General InfoS

Preheat oven to 175 °C

Preparation Time ~45 mins

Baking Time ~8 mins

Serving size ~55 kcal

Number of servings ~30-40

How To Plan

Spice up your cookie game

Besides the fact that my christmas time can never go without eating - what feels like at least a ton - of spiced cookies this recipe is also quite fun to make. During normal times this would be a great idea to bake with some friends while drinking just a few cups of glühwein! The dough is pretty easy to prepare and after some cooling time you can start the cookie cutting fun with whatever shapes you like! In case you don't have cookies stamps, don't worry - just decorate them with some icing afterwards. You have so many options with this great recipe and if you bring those to a christmas party nobody needs to bring desert anymore!


  1. Weigh all dry ingredients, fill them in a large bowl and loosely mix them together with a wisk.
  2. Add the plant milk - I used oat milk.
  3. Measure the margarine and cut it into small pieces.
  4. Add the margarine to the flour mix and knead everything together - I used a hand mixer but you can also use your hands for a little kitchen workout!
  5. When everything is mixed into a smooth dough, you can form 2 disks - about a handsize - out of the dough.
  6. Wrap the disks up in parchment paper and put them in the fridge for at least 1 hour. If you have smelly things - garlic or onion smell - in the fridge put the rolls into an air tight container.

  1. When your dough is ready, preheat the oven to 175 °C. Prepare a baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. Take out one disk of dough and roll it out until it is even and about 3-4 mm thin. Make sure your dough doesn't have big cracks or tears.
  3. Gather your favorite cookie cutters and let the fun begin!
  4. Put the cookies on your prepared baking sheet and leave enough space between them - they will become slightly bigger while baking.
  5. Bake your spiced cookies for about 8 minutes.
  6. Once the cookies come out of the oven, let them cool for a bit before putting them on different dish - or let them cool all the way before putting them in a cookie box.
  7. Enjoy!

In case you have baked many star, christmas tree and heart cookies this season, why not try something new? I decided to not only spice up the cookies but also try some new forms. For the ginger bread man I used these cookie cutters. Then I also tried a more traditional cutter roll which you can find here.

In case you like your cookies just a little sweeter - simply sprinkle them with some powdered sugar right before serving!

In case you like your cookies just a little sweeter - simply sprinkle them with some powdered sugar right before serving!

If the ginger bread spice is too much for you, how about just adding the cinnamon and maybe some vanilla? You could also experiment with adding some cocoa or coffee flavor - just be creative! Otherwise, I would suggest you enjoy your spiced cookies with some hot tea or coffee or even some glühwein to get you into christmas mood!

Did you try my vegan spiced cookies? If you did, let me know how you liked them in the comments below! If you have any additional baking tips or secrets you would like to share, I would love to hear them!

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December 10, 2020
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