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biscotti pan di zenzero senza burro vegan dairy free gingerbread man cookies

Gingerbread cookies {dairy free - vegan recipe}

Preparazione 1 ora
Cottura 8 minuti
Tempo totale 3 ore 8 minuti
Porzioni 8


  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 25 ml honey (barley malt syrup for vegan cookies)
  • 50 ml water
  • 20 g coconut oil
  • 80 g oil corn
  • 350 g flour
  • 5 g baking powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cardamom pods
  • 1 orange zest


  • Put in a pot the water, honey and sugar, lightly mashed cardamom pods and cloves. Just bring to a boil, leave from the stove and set aside.
  • Put solid coconut butter and corn oil, all spices and orange zest in a large bowl. Pour the boiling liquid, from which you have to eliminate cardamom pods and cloves, over the butter and spices and mix well.
  • When butter is melted add the flour, sifted with yeast. Mix quickly using a spatula and then with your hands to obtaining a dark, fragrant dough.
  • Close the cookie dough in plastic wrap and rest in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • When you are ready to shape the cookies, roll out the dough about 5 mm thick and cut it using molds, as you wish.
  • Arrange the cookies on a baking tray covered with baking paper, then bake at 360°F for 5 to 6 minutes; check the cookies color during last few minutes of cooking, as they tend to burn in seconds. I had to continue baking just a couple of minutes more.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and let cool down before enjoying the spicy flavor of these wonderful cookies.


Keep the gingerbread man cookies in a tin box; you can preserve them up to one month and their flavour will get even better!