These gingerbread cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious. They are filled with warm spices and can be made vegan friendly and gluten-free by using the provided ingredient alternatives.
When it comes to cookies, are you team crispy or chewy? I have to admit that while I love both, I tend to lean towards the soft and chewy cookies, especially when it comes to gingerbread!
I used to not like gingerbread. It’s probably because the only gingerbread I had tasted was the cardboard-like gingerbread which framed the little houses that my siblings and I would decorate each Christmas. It would sit out for days, weeks even, and when my mom wasn’t looking, we’d pinch off a piece of the hard and stale house, mostly for the candy, which was “superglued” to every inch of the gingerbread with royal icing. 😝
These cookies were inspired by a recipe I found on Taste of Home. I’ve made the recipe as is before, but found them a little too sweet for my liking, especially with the crunchy sugar coating, so I reduce the sugar in this recipe. The sugar coating isn’t necessary, but I think adds a nice sparkle to the otherwise plain, brown cookie. However, you can just omit it to keep these cookies naturally sweetened. I also include a gluten-free and vegan option!
I hope you give these a try! They’re soft, chewy, delicious, and full of flavor! The recipe makes a couple dozen cookies, so there’s plenty to keep for yourself and enough to give away as well! Enjoy, my friends! 🙂Print