Gingerbread cookies are a classic holiday treat, but are they vegan? Most gingerbread cookies are not vegan, but they usually only contain one or two animal-derived ingredients: eggs and butter. While they may sound like bad news, it’s actually good news for anyone who is willing to take the time to make their own gingerbread cookies! If you want to make vegan cookies, aka ginger snaps, all you have to do is substitute the egg with a flax egg, and the butter with vegetable shortening or vegan margarine.
Here’s a basic gingerbread cookie recipe from allrecipes.com that we adapted to be vegan: