A Week of Vegan Holiday Treats – Vegan Molasses Cookies

Vegan Molasses Cookies

One of my fondest memories of my grandmother were her molasses cookies (and doughnuts). They were of course not vegan. Here is a close approximation and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed my grandmother's.

The Recipe


  • 2-1/2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C Vegetable Shortening (I use Earth Balance Baking Sticks)
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar packed
  • 1/2 C Molasses
  • 1 tbsp ground Flax Seeds mixed with 3 tbsp Water place refrigerator 15-30 minutes
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. With an electric mixer, place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/2" thickness.
  4. Place cutouts on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack or plate.

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