Cookie dough

  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) nuts
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) dates
  • 40 grams (1.4 ounces) ground oatmeal
  • 40 grams (1.4 ounces) almond flour
  • 10 grams (0.35 ounces) cocoa powder
  • Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg to taste
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) dark chocolate (60% or more)


  • Blender

    Make sure your blender is powerful enough to grind nuts and dates into a sticky mixture. A high-speed blender works best!

  • Small Bowls

    Use small bowls to soak and rinse nuts and dates. It helps to keep things organized and mess-free.

  • Freezer-Safe Tray

    Essential for quickly setting the cookie dough before dipping in chocolate. Line it with parchment paper for easy removal.

  • Double Boiler or Water Bath

    Perfect for melting chocolate without burning it. If you don't have one, a heatproof bowl over a simmering pot will do the trick.

  • Refrigerator

    You'll need to briefly chill the cookies to set the chocolate frosting. Clear some space for your tray ahead of time.


Step 1

Step 1: Soak the nuts overnight, and rinse them well in the morning. Soaking the nuts helps to soften them, making them easier to blend and improving their digestibility.

Step 2

Step 2: Soak the dates for 20 minutes, rinse, and remove the seeds. Soaking the dates helps them blend more smoothly, adding a natural sweetness and binding the dough together.

Step 3

Step 3: In a blender, grind all ingredients except for the chocolate until the mixture becomes sticky. Ensure that the mixture is well-combined and has a dough-like texture.

Step 4

Step 4: Shape the mixture into cookies and place them in the freezer for 15 minutes. This helps to firm up the dough, making it easier to handle when coating with chocolate.

Step 5

Step 5: Melt the chocolate using a water bath, and dip the cooled cookies in the melted chocolate. Leave them in the fridge for a few minutes until the frosting is set. Using a water bath prevents the chocolate from burning and ensures a smooth melting process.

Step 6

Step 6: Sprinkle the cookies with coconut flour or powdered sugar before serving for an added touch of sweetness and decoration. These ginger cookies are delightful and perfect for the holiday season, making them a hit with children and adults alike!


Serving Suggestions & Ideas:

🎉 Party Time: These ginger cookies are a hit at any party! Arrange them on a festive platter, and you'll have guests reaching for seconds.

🍵 Tea Time: Serve these cookies with a warm cup of tea or coffee for a delightful afternoon treat. Your taste buds will thank you!

🥛 Kid-Friendly: Pair these cookies with a glass of cold milk for a perfect snack that kids will love. They're chock-full of nutritious ingredients! 🥰

✨ Holiday Gifting: Place these charming cookies in a decorative tin or a festive gift bag. They make a thoughtful and tasty holiday gift!


🌱 Gluten-Free & Vegan Variations:

Gluten-Free: This recipe is already free from gluten, making it perfect for anyone with gluten sensitivities or just trying to cut down on wheat. 🙌

Vegan: Swap out the dark chocolate for a vegan-friendly chocolate option, and you're good to go! Make sure to check the label for vegan certification. 🌱🍫


  • Beginner: Can I use a food processor instead of a blender?

    Absolutely! A food processor works just as well for grinding the nuts and dates into a sticky mixture.

  • Beginner: How long do these cookies last?

    Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, these cookies can last up to two weeks. You can also freeze them for longer storage.

  • Intermediate: Can I substitute any other types of nuts?

    Yes, you can use almonds, pecans, or even macadamia nuts. Just make sure they are soaked and rinsed well.

  • Intermediate: How can I make the cookies sweeter?

    You can add a bit more dates or even a splash of maple syrup to the mixture for extra sweetness.

  • Experienced: How can I ensure my chocolate doesn't seize when melting?

    Make sure no water gets into the chocolate, and melt it slowly over low heat. Stir constantly to avoid overheating.

  • Experienced: Can I add other spices or flavors?

    Definitely! Experiment with cardamom, vanilla extract, or even a hint of chili powder for a spicy kick.

Nutrition facts

Healthy ginger cookies with spices
Recipe Yield:10 cookies
Calories:Approximately 70-80 calories per cookie
Calories (Min - Max):70 - 80
Total Fat:4g
Saturated Fat:1g
Total Carbohydrate:8g
Total Sugars:4g