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Vegan Cookie Dough with Gingerbread Seasoning

Vegan Cookie Dough with Gingerbread Seasoning – Gluten free, raw cookie dough made with a healthy chickpea base!

Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough

Yes, you’ve read that right – this Gingerbread Cookie Dough is created from chickpeas! Amongst a couple of other ingredients to give it that delicious gingerbread taste we all know and love, of course.

I am definitely one of those people that grew up on gingerbread everything – biscuits, teas, snacks… the flavour combinations used in gingerbread are very similar to those of ‘Speculoos’ (called ‘Spekulatius’ in my home town) and ‘Lebkuchen’ and ‘Printen’, which are a huge tradition in my hometown of Aachen, not only around Christmas time – though they definitely taste best during this season!

So it comes as no surprise that this vegan cookie dough is seasonally appropriately flavoured with all the goodness of gingerbread!

I love creating healthy cookie dough from scratch. It’s simple, delicious and it just ticks all the boxes for an indulgent vegan snack that takes you straight back to emptying out mum’s bowls during Christmas baking (cause let’s be honest: we’ve all done this, right?). And with the ingredients used it’s a tasty, healthy alternative.

What you’ll need to make Vegan Cookie Dough with Gingerbread Seasoning

The ingredients I’ve used in this Vegan Cookie Dough with Gingerbread Seasoning also include brown sugar –  just to note that I’ve mainly used this to resemble the taste and texture of typical cookie dough. You can of course leave it out or replace it with maple syrup to sweeten, however, it won’t be quite the same, so be warned.

I only use 30g to keep the sugar content on the low-ish side, and to sweeten have used unrefined maple syrup – to add to the gritty texture I’ve added almond flour instead. Both have worked a treat, but if you don’t have one or the other available, simply use only brown sugar (without maple syrup) or brown sugar + flour (without maple syrup and almond flour).

Ingredients 

  • Chickpeas (make sure there’s no salt added to the tin!)
  • Almond butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple Syrup
  • Almond flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ginger powder
  • Ground clove
  • Ground nutmeg
  • (optional) dairy-free chocolate chips

Which spices to use in gingerbread

Now, you might ask yourself: what are the spices used to create the distinct gingerbread flavour? And let me help you out here! Side note: they’re all very simple and accessible, so you can easily re-create this Gingerbread Cookie Dough at home.

The spices used in traditional gingerbread are:

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Nutmeg

Simple? See, I told you so!

Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough

How to make Vegan Cookie Dough with Gingerbread Seasoning

How to make vegan cookie dough from chickpeas

Firstly, drain and rinse your chickpeas, before adding them to a food processor and pulse for 20 seconds or until your chickpeas are have broken down.

Next, mix all your ingredients (except the vegan chocolate chips if you’re using them) to the food processor and mix everything until you’re left with a doughy texture. 

Now, take your cookie dough out of the food processor, sprinkle your chocolate chips over it and knead the dough with your hands to mix the chips in nicely. 

You can serve your cookie dough immediately or keep it in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two days.

I told you it was easy! 😉

The Super, Super-Easy Method! 

To make this perfect vegan gingerbread cookie recipe even easier, let me tell you that you can simply combine all ingredients in a food processor (apart from the chocolate chips if you’re feeling fancy), blitz them up into a smooth paste and stir in the chocolate chips at the end.

True Christmas magic, am I right? Which other cookie dough flavours would you like me to share? You can always leave a comment below or message me!

This recipe is:

  • 100% vegan
  • gluten free
  • dairy free
  • egg free
  • easy to make
  • super Christmassy! 
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Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough

Vegan Cookie Dough with Gingerbread Seasoning

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Worktop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Vegan Cookie Dough with Gingerbread Seasoning – Gluten free, raw cookie dough made with a healthy chickpea base!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tin chickpeas (make sure there’s no salt added to the tin!)
  • 60g almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 30g almond flour
  • 30g brown sugar
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • (optional) dairy free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then add them to a food processor and pulse for 20 seconds or until your chickpeas are roughly broken down.
  2. Use the food processor to combine all ingredients apart from the chocolate chips (if using) until you get a dough-like texture.
  3. Remove your cookie dough from the food processor and knead the dough with your hands to add in the chocolate chips.
  4. Serve your cookie dough immediately or place it in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  5. Most importantly: enjoy!

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