Perennial Gingerbread Cookies


 

 

Vampires, skeletons, mummies and gingerbread men? Who says gingerbread cookies are only for the winter holidays? No one, that's who. So now's the perfect time to whip up a delicious batch of Halloween themed gingerbread cookies and enjoy them with a Perennial hot chocolate - the perfect fall snack.

PERENNIAL GINGERBREAD COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup butter 
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water (or an egg replacer equivalent to 1 large egg)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Add flour, baking soda and all spices to a large bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  2. Mix ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to cream vegan butter for 1-2 minutes. Add brown sugar and molasses and mix again until combined. Add flaxseed/water mixture and vanilla. Mix until fully combined.
  4. With mixer on low, slowly add dry ingredients. The dough will be sticky and thick. Knead the dough by hand and separate into two-halves. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Roll out chilled dough to ¼” thickness on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and place on baking sheets, about 1” apart.
  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  8. Decorate and enjoy!