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icing vegan ginger biscuits

So now Bake Off is over and I’ll have to find a new way to occupy my Tuesday evenings. Any suggestions? 

When it came to the bakes this week, I was almost left without choice – which is sad as it’s the final! Sam and I don’t have a freezer (or a microwave but that’s another story) so making entremet was a bit out of the question. Besides, I baked a peanut butter and chocolate entremet for the #bakeoffbakealong 3 years ago. 

I most wanted to do the 3 breads challenge, but as Sam was away shooting a wedding Friday through Sunday, I knew that I shouldn’t try to tackle eating 3 loaves of bread by myself. Because I would do it. I don’t believe in throwing away bread, but a rational part of my brain knew that it couldn’t be good for my body to do that. 

Which left me with only the iced biscuits. A rather blasรฉ way to end 2017’s #bakeoffbakealong. 
But in a way, that seems fairly fitting. I found most of the contestants really uninspiring this year, and I still believe that Yan, Julia and Liam went home far earlier than they should have done. 

Now after all my complaining, the biscuits that I made were deeeelicious. Seriously good. They had a great snap just like Prue demanded and the flavour was excellent. Also, vegan royal icing was much much better than normal royal icing. It’s easier to use and it hardens faster. I’d recommend it to everyone regardless of your diet. 

My piping isn’t quite as neat as I would like, but I didn’t have a small enough tip to do truly fine lines. And in typical Amanda #bakeoffbakealong fashion, I certainly wasn’t going to buy one. So I made do. 

Vegan Iced Ginger Biscuits 

Vegan Iced Ginger Biscuits
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the biscuits
  1. 175g of flour
  2. 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  3. 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  4. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  5. 60g of of dairy-free butter
  6. 90g of brown sugar
  7. 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  8. 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
For the frosting
  1. 1/4th cup + 2 tablespoons of chickpea water (aquafaba)
  2. 4 cups of powdered sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  1. Mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon and baking powder into a large bowl. Add in the butter and rub it in with your fingertips. Once it resembles breadcrumbs, stir in the sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil and golden syrup. Slowly whisk it in to your flour mixture. It won't really look like dough yet, but then bring the dough together by hand and kneed until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate your dough for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat your oven to 170 C. And line two baking trays.
  5. Roll out your dough between two pieces of baking parchment. `Then cut out whatever shapes you desire and place them on your baking sheets. Refrigerate for a further 15 minutes.
  6. Bake your cookies for around 12 minutes and then let them cool before icing them.
  7. To make your icing, whip the aquafaba until it's foamy and then add in your sugar and vanilla. I'd put a kitchen towel over the mixer so sugar doesn't go everywhere.
  8. Continue to mix on a medium-high speed until the mixture is thick and glossy, which is about 5-7 minutes.
  9. Then ice your biscuits as desired.
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  • OMG those cookies look so good

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  • Cate in the Kitchen

    We’re in agreement on uninspiring bakers – though I do feel awful saying it!

  • I don’t think they’re boring at all! I think they look very very cute!
    Lucie, xx

  • I love your dedication to the bake off!

  • I’m going to have to seriously give this aquafaba thing! You’ve made it look so easy and simple, and I love that it helps the icing set faster too. Agreed- Yan, Julia and Liam all went home far too soon, they were definitely the stand out great bakers this year!

    • When your whipping the aquafaba there’s a point when you think “this will never work!” because it doesnt seem to be getting foamy and then miraculous it goes beatuifully (but not till around the 7 minute mark) xx

      • Thank you for the tip! Will definitely give it a go! xx

  • These cookies look so delicious! Loved seeing all your bakes for the Bake Off Bake Along! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    Kayleigh |

  • Hooray we did it!! Another year of the bake off bake along, and although the challenges were unnecessarily technical this year i did enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Alice xxxx

    • And I’m hoping that most of the problems were just first season teething issues and that next season will be even better! x

  • Courtney Hardy

    Those look so good. I want to make some now.

  • I love iced gingerbread cookies! Thanks for the vegan version I’ve been trying to bake more vegan recipes. โ™ฅ

  • I totally agree about Julia, Liam and Yan going too early – they were my favourites which meant that I wasn’t really invested in the final this year and didn’t care who won. I think the true winner of the series has been Noel’s wardrobe x

    • Hahaha I totally agree! And a few of his shirts I really wanted to know where he got because I wanted them! xx

  • You already know that I agree with all of the above! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • They look delish and I’m just so impressed you managed to all of the bake along vegan!!

  • They look delicious and your piping was so neat!

    Shiana xx |

  • I’m so sad that I haven’t seen the bake off. It didn’t air in Finland, (we have Love Island UK airing at the moment, so there is hope for bake off too!) so of course I haven’t seen it. But I would love to watch it, since everyone was talking about it! And I really like the idea of this. We just watched the Netflix show Zumbo’s Just Desserts, and I quite wish that there was just one episode per week, so I could have done something like this too.

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    • I definitely makes me laugh to think that Love Island is is shown around the world. I promise we have better tv than that! I have a friend in Germany who watches The Great British Bake Off online somewhere but not sure how she does it! x

  • Oh my, I love this vegan biscuit. Lots of vegan food out there that really tasted insanely good. I am definitely trying this one.

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  • I find that since I started watching every year is a bit more lackluster. I’m happy Sophie won but even some of the challenges were a bit sad this year. Though I enjoyed Italian week ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love the design, they’re so pretty!! And vegan, amazing!