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1-Bowl Gluten-Free Gingersnaps (Vegan)

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Gluten-free gingersnaps packed with holiday flavor and just like the real deal with that quintessential crunch? Here they are! Bonus? These cookies are EASY to make, vegan, naturally sweetened, and perfect for holiday parties or gifting to friends and neighbors.

Don’t worry — no hassle here! The dough comes together in just a few simple steps. Let’s get festive and make some cookies, friends!

Salt, spices, baking soda, molasses, coconut oil, arrowroot flour, almond flour, oat flour, coconut sugar, and maple syrup

What is a gingersnap?

Gingersnaps, also called ginger nuts or ginger biscuits, are thin, crunchy cookies flavored with molasses and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

The origin of gingersnaps is generally attributed to Northern Europe, where the name could be related to the German or Middle Dutch word snappen, meaning “to seize quickly.” The following is our vegan and gluten-free version of these spicy, sweet treats enjoyed around the world.

How to make vegan gluten-free gingersnaps

These cookies get their sweetness from a combination of coconut sugar, maple syrup, and molasses. And their spiciness comes from ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Melted coconut oil creates the best cookie texture, with a neutral flavor! It’s getting spicy in here!

Stirring maple syrup, coconut sugar, coconut oil, molasses, and spices in a bowl

Next, for dry ingredients, oat flour, almond flour, and arrowroot starch combine to create a snappy cookie that really lets the flavors of the molasses and spices shine!

Bowl of vegan gluten-free gingersnap dough

After adding the dry ingredients, it’s time to roll! Rolling and cutting out the cookies creates the thinnest, snappiest, and most uniform treats. We like a 2-inch round cookie cutter for the ultimate two-bite cookie!

Mini rolling pin next to gingersnap dough cut into small circles with a cookie cutter

Finally, it’s time to bake, and in minutes, the gingersnaps of your dreams are ready to enjoy. Grab a glass of (vegan) eggnog or (dairy-free) milk and dunk them in!

Picking up half of a snapped gingersnap cookie from a plate of more cookies

We hope you LOVE these vegan gluten-free gingersnaps! They’re:

Perfectly sweet
Super snap-able
& Feel like the holidays!

Make a batch to celebrate the season, bring to a holiday cookie party, or gift to friends and neighbors.

More cookies to share with friends

  • Classic Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1-Bowl Ginger Cookies (Gluten-Free)
  • Orange Almond Biscotti (Vegan)
  • Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo @minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!