Vegan Christmas ginger and coconut biscuits/cookies

I do like a ginger biscuit (cookie) but since I went non-dairy I have to watch what’s on the packet because most things are made with some kind of cheap milk derivative, so I had to find an alternative. I made these with coconut oil and you can taste coconut. Maybe I’ll try margarine next time.

Serves: 60 – make about 60 biscuits/cookies, each about 5cm/2″ long


  • 400g plain flour
  • 200g coconut oil
    • You could use non-dairy margarine
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 200g dark soft brown sugar
  • 50g golden syrup
    • Consider substituting with treacle, carob or maple syrup for a different flavour
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice


  • Soak the chia seeds in 3 tbsp of water for at least 10 minutes in a medium bowl. You’ll be adding other stuff to it later, hence the need for the medium bowl.
  • Soften the coconut oil a little as it can be very hard. In a large bowl, use your hands to rub the oil into the flour until it is well mixed and evenly distributed, it should look like slightly damp breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the cinnamon, ginger and mixed spice.
  • Take the chia seed bowl and add the sugar and syrup to them with 2 more tbsp water to help it bind.
  • Add this mixture to the flour/oil bowl and mix well, kneading with your hands until it is a nice smooth, evenly coloured dough.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180° C (160° C / gas mark 5).
  • Line some baking trays with baking paper.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, to about 5mm thick then cut using some cookie cutters. I used some Christmas ones I picked up at Aldi.
    • You’ll probably need to do this in batches as there’s quite a lot of dough.
    • Recombine the off-cuts and keep making more biscuits.
  • Place them on the trays and bake until the just start to brown. About 18 – 20 minutes for me but keep an eye out as every oven is different.
  • Remove and place on a baking tray to cool.


I didn’t decorate these, mainly because of time but also because the cutters did a good job of adding detail.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. ejnorris2019 says:

    Can you still taste the ginger. Ginger and coconut in one place yummy

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  2. Andrew says:

    Yes, the ginger still comes through. I think I’d prefer them without the coconut so i’ll make some more with plant-based margarine instead.


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