- 1/4 cup vegan butter softened - 1/2 a stick (You can use butter here)
- 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP packed light or dark brown sugar (I used light brown sugar)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice (If you can't find allspice, omit this one)
- 1 TBSP corn starch
- 1 TBSP Molasses (If you can't find molasses where you live, you could use honey)
- 1/2 cup Ragi flour
- 2 TBSP finely crushed crystallized ginger (optional - I omitted it since my kids won't eat them)
- 1/3 cup white rye or medium rye. (This can be substituted with corn flour or even fine rava if you can't find rye flour)
- 1 TBSP water
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. I lined with silpat mat. In a large bowl, combine all the spices, corn starch, salt, flours, baking soda and crystallized ginger if using. Whisk together to combine. In another bowl, cream vegan butter or unsalted butter with brown sugar till creamy. Add molasses and 1 TBSP of water and beat till well combined. Add the dry ingredients slowly and combine. Dough will be thick and you might have to use your hands to combine. (I did use my hands to make the dough) Dough will come together like a ball but will be a little crumbly. Make 1 inch balls out of the dough and keep on the baking sheet. I made 24 balls out of the above mentioned proportion. Don't flatten them. Bake for 14 - 16 minutes. Mine started cracking on the top at 11 minutes, but were completely done at 14 minutes. Remove and let it cool in the pan for about 4 minutes. Transfer onto the wire rack to cool completely. These are really good. One should only try to believe it.
Update: I was under the impression that I can't believe its not butter is vegan. It is not. It has whey (milk) and I thank anonymous for prompting me to check it. I have made changes in the recipe.
Happy Baking!! Pin It