These vegan molasses cookies are a recreation of a Fall flavors classic from my childhood. But just because I associate it with Fall doesn’t mean you can’t have them anytime you want! :-)
The thing I don’t like about Fall in New England is the fact that Winter comes next. The thing I do love, however, are the flavors of fall. With cooler days and holidays coming, the baking resumes. Pies and cookies spiced with cinnamon, ginger and cloves fill the kitchen with comforting smells and, for me, childhood memories.
The Vegan Molasses Cookies Story
Since becoming a vegan, I have worked with family recipes to recreate flavors and textures without using any animal products and I love the challenge. Of course, some attempts are more successful than others. A childhood favorite for me, and my children, has always been molasses cookies, rich with spices, and the perfect balance of a little chewy inside and a little crunchy outside. I do believe this recipe for vegan molasses cookies checks all the traditional boxes, with a taste and texture indistinguishable from their non-vegan counterpart.
The Back Story of the Vegan Molasses Cookies
I love to hear the stories of where recipes come from, so I am going to share mine about this one. Back when bridal showers were more like house parties and less like coronations, my sister threw me a shower.
She took the time to copy recipes that she had collected, each hand written, including a recipe for Marriage Stew (tips for a successful marriage) and gave me the recipe box as a gift. I have carried it with me through the years and have pulled out some real gems. This recipe for vegan molasses cookies is one of them (“veganized” of course). I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Scroll down for the full recipe!
Georgia is an unpretentious foodie who, at 50, transitioned from a vegetarian diet to a whole foods plant based diet and is loving it. She works as a nurse, plays as a quilter, loves to run, hates to race.
She thinks dogs are actually angels (in dog suits).