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Vegan Choc-spiced Winter Cookies

Vegan Choc-spiced Winter Cookies

Now that the nights are drawing in, the days are colder and the fire is constantly on, how about indulging in these spicy festive cookies?

They are a real Winter favourite in our household, especially for ‘Christmas in July’ They are rich and decadent, and with the added spices they have a gorgeous warming flavour and scent, giving you that Christmassy feeling inside!

Makes: 24 cookies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp ground ginger
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup softened spread (Nuttlex)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp milk (Organic Vitasoy)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tbsp sugar (for decorating)


  • Heat the oven to 160ºc (fan-forced). Line baking trays
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.
  • In a large bowl cream together the spread and sugars. Add the molasses, milk and vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet in batches until well mixed. Add the chopped chocolate.
  • Scoop out the dough as large tablespoons-sized balls, roll in the remaining sugar, and place on the baking sheets a few cm’s apart, flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies have spread and the sugar coating has cracked slightly.
  • Cool for 10 minutes on the baking tray, then transfer to a cooling rack
  • Enjoy!

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