I’m back with a new vegan recipe to tempt your taste buds: double ginger cookies with chocolate drizzle! This is one of my all time fave recipes, and I have spent months perfecting it for you (and for me and my family, not gonna lie). These cookies are soft, chewy, sweet but not too sweet, and decked OUT in ginger and chocolate. Yes, there is ginger powder AND crystallized ginger chunks in the dough. We are wild over here. There’s just the right amount of subtle cinnamon to complement the other flavours, and it JUST so happens that this recipe is also gluten-free. Of course, we finish off the cookies with some lightly flaked salt for a totally balanced sweet/salty/spicy extravaganza! I like GoGo Quinoa’s gluten-free flours for my baking, but you can use whatever you prefer. Let’s get baking!
CHEWY DOUBLE GINGER COOKIES
Makes about 10 big cookies, 12 medium, 16 small
¾ cup vegan butter
¾ cup unrefined cane sugar
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds, mixed with 3-4 tablespoons water
¼ cup molasses
2 ¼ cups gluten-free flour blend (I use GoGo Quinoa All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour)
1 tablespoon ginger powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup crystallized ginger chunks, roughly chopped into bite size pieces
Additional sugar for coating
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the chia mixture and molasses and mix just until smooth.
In another bowl, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add this dry mixture to your wet mixture in the large bowl until you have a dough.
Roll balls into 1 ½ – 2 inch balls, depending on how big you like your cookies. Roll each ball in sugar, and place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 15 minutes, checking on them a couple times to make sure they don’t overbake. You want them to widen out and flatten a little bit, and develop those beautiful cracks on top. This will happen towards the end of the baking time. Let the baking sheets cool on wire racks, then enjoy the cookies!
Optional: Add some chocolate drizzle (melt ¼ cup vegan chocolate, whisk in 2 tablespoons warm vegan milk) and flaky maldon salt for extra decadence!
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