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vegan spice cookies recipe
Vegan Spice Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A recipe for vegan spice cookies infused with the comforting warmth of chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Perfect for the holidays or anytime.

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Vegan
Calories: 74 kcal
Author: Vaishali
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can substitute half with whole-wheat pastry flour)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp powdered cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cloves
  • 1/2 tsp powdered nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp powdered allspice
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cornflour or egg replacer
  • 1 cup powdered or confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Mix together the flour, spices, cornflour, baking powder and salt.
  2. With a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together the oil, applesauce, vanilla and sugar until smooth and fluffy, for one minute.
  3. Add the flour, a third at a time, and mix well after each addition with a spatula. Make sure you scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes.
  5. Using a small ice-cream scoop or with your fingers, scoop out about 1/4-inch balls of the dough and place them on a greased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Press down slightly with your fingertips or a spatula to flatten. If the dough is a little sticky, moisten your fingers and palms with some water to make it easier to handle.
  6. Bake the cookies in a preheated 375-degree Fahrenheit oven for 12-14 minutes until the sides are lightly browned. Rotate the cookie sheet halfway through baking.
  7. Remove the baked cookies to a rack and cool thoroughly.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Spice Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.1g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10.5g 4%
Sugars 3.7g
Protein 0.9g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.