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Blogmas Day 1: Vegan Molasses Cookies

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What better way to start Blogmas than with a delicious vegan version of a classic holiday cookie? Most of our friends and family are receiving butter laden rum cakes from us for Christmas, but we have a friend from law school who’s vegan that we wanted to send something special to this year. I found just the thing!

Vegan Molasses Cookies from A Dash of SoulInstead of finding a specifically vegan recipe, for these cookies I decided to test out using my standby molasses cookie recipe with the egg omitted and using Earth Balance in place of butter. I expected that I would need to do several trials and maybe add ingredients to make it worked. To my shock, they were completely perfect on the first trial. In fact…Jason and I agree that these are better than the original recipe. Really. Really! Really.

Vegan Molasses Cookies
 
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Serves: 20 cookies
Ingredients
  • ⅓ c. Earth Balance, melted
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ c. blackstrap molasses
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 T. soy milk
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. ginger
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • ½ t. cloves
  • ½ t. allspice
  • 2 t. baking soda
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream together the vegan butter and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth and well blended.
  2. Add the molasses, vanilla, and milk and beat until the mixture is very smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix just until everything is well combined.
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  6. When you’re ready to shape the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and use a cookie scoop or large spoon to measure out about a tablespoon or so of dough for each cookie. Roll each scoop of dough into a smooth ball with your hands and roll in additional sugar if desired.
  8. Place the balls onto lightly greased baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the surface of the cookies have nicely cracked.

 

Vegan Molasses Cookies from A Dash of SoulThis is my new molasses cookie recipe! The sugar gives it a delicious crisp exterior, and the molasses creates that soft and chewy center. Definitely one of my favorite sweet treats for this time of year.

Vegan Molasses Cookies from A Dash of Soul

 It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas!

-Lauren

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