Orange-Spice-Molasses Cookies

Warm and spicy, these cookies are perfect for cookie sliders! Soften vegan vanilla “ice cream” for a few minutes and sandwich a few tablespoons between 2 cookies. Freeze for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Makes: 24Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Makes: 24

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 cup vegan margarine, softened
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • Egg replacement equal to 1 egg
  • 1⁄4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream margarine, 1⁄4 cup granulate sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in egg replacement, molasses, and vanilla extract. Stir in the orange zest. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Roll balls in remaining granulated sugar before placing on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.