This post is written in partnership with Filippo Berio.
Ginger and spice and everything nice, that’s what gingerbread cookies are for!
And if you happen to be dairy-free, you’re still invited to the party this year.
VIDEO! How to Make Vegan Gingerbread People
These warmly-spiced, festive cookies are made without eggs or butter and, instead, feature Extra Light Olive Oil from Filippo Berio. The flavor of the oil is subtle and light, and take it from us, you’re going to start to use it in all your favorite baking recipes!
How Do You Make Vegan Gingerbread Cookies?
Really, it’s simple and only requires one bowl. Music to our ears this busy holiday season!
You simply mix the dry ingredients in the bowl, make a well in the center, and add the olive oil, molasses, and almond milk or plant milk of your choosing into the middle. The dough comes together without a hitch.
Like most cookie dough, chilling makes it even easier to work with. Don’t be afraid to use a generous amount of flour on the work surface and on the rolling pin when you roll the dough; it can take it!
How Do I Decorate These Gingerbread Cookies?
These gingerbread cookies aren’t overly sweet, making them ideal if you want to frost them with powdered sugar icing, but you’ll also enjoy them plain without icing.
For ideas on how to decorate your cookies, check out this helpful post on royal icing.
Can I Ship Them?
This year, we’re all about gifts that we’ve made – everyone could use a little homemade boost, and a box of cookies is the ultimate hug from afar.
And good news: these cookies ship beautifully! But that said, it’s good to keep a few things in mind.
First, consider shape. the skinnier and more ornate the limbs of your cookie cutters are, the more likely your cookie will break in transit. There’s no hard and fast rule that you need to use a people-shaped cookie cutter; if you’re shipping, perhaps opt for a shape less apt to break (ornaments, circles, hearts).
The one thing to be careful of is the icing as, once it dries, it can chip off in transit.