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    Planet-Saving Gingerbread Men

    December 12, 2010 •  one comment.

     •  Blog, Getting Started, News, Recipes

    As seen on www.vegnews.com

    The holidays have officially kicked off, and we’re pretty sure that something consistent across all reasons to celebrate—faith, tradition, amazing veg food—is cookies. Everyone loves cookies.

    And VegNews just released their first-ever cookbook, the Holiday Cookie Collection. They are pretty danged thrilled with it, not to mention that by occassionally opting out of animal food products, and their industrialized food processing that is increasingly being linked to global warming, you just might be doing your part in eating your way to saving the planet for our kids!

    All the cookies in the collection come from top-notch vegan bakers. While all the recipes are fantastic, there’s only one that you can make into a house. Yes, the perfect recipe for vegan gingerbread has finally been nailed, thanks to our man Ben Adams and the team over at Sticky Fingers Bakery in DC. Whether you roll it out thin and make yourself an edible dream home, or leave your dough a little thicker for soft, chewy gingerbread men, there’s something delicious in store when you make these cookies.

    Perfect Gingerbread Cookies

    What You Need:

    • 2-3/4 cups pastry flour
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup non-hydrogenated non-dairy, soft-buttery spread (like Earth Balance) , softened
    • 3/4 cup molasses
    • 1-1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
    • 2 tablespoons rice or almond milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    What You Do:

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.
    2. In a bowl, combine pastry flour, baking powder, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together margarine, molasses, and brown sugar together until smooth. Add soymilk and vanilla and whisk thoroughly.
    3. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix with spatula to form a dough. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
    4. Roll out dough onto a floured board, 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick, depending on desired texture (thinner cookies will be crispier, thicker cookies will be chewier). Cut into shapes with cookie cutters and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness. Go crazy with frosting and decorations!

    Makes 24 Cookies

      One Response to “Planet-Saving Gingerbread Men”

      1. Kimberly Charles

        Can this recipe be converted to gluten free? Two different gluten free flour brands I use are Red Mills and Pamela’s. Would love to find a good gluten free ginger bread cookie recipe. Favorite of mine and our children but we are having to eat gluten free now. Thanks so much! Blessings, Kimberly

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