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Raw Gingerbread Cookies

November 29, 2013

A simple and delicious recipe for Raw Gingerbread Cookies made with wholesome ingredients like dates and nuts. Better yet, there’s no oven required!

It seems like this year, we skipped right from Halloween to Christmas but I’m actually used to that in Canada! When November 1st rolls around, everyone is in the mood for Christmas which I’m not mad about!

I love Christmas flavours… gingerbread, peppermint, chocolate – I can’t get enough! These gingerbread cookies are made with simple ingredients and don’t require any baking. The perfect snack or dessert for the holiday season.

Here’s What You Need

  • dates – make sure your dates are nice and sticky! If they seem dry, you can rehydrate them in a bit of warm water before using.
  • nuts – I used almonds and cashews but you can use any nut you’d like!
  • oats – I recommend using instant or rolled oats.
  • fresh ginger – I recommend freshly grated ginger for the best flavour but you can use ground ginger as well.
  • blackstrap molasses – can’t have gingerbread flavour without molasses.
  • cinnamon and nutmeg – key spices in gingerbread cookies!
  • sea salt – to bring all of the flavors together.
  • candied ginger – optional but highly recommended!

How to Make No Bake Gingerbread Cookies

STEP 1: Add the dates to the food processor and process until a pea-sized consistency is reached. You can also use a high powered blender if needed!

STEP 2: Add in the nuts and process until well combined.

STEP 3: Add the oats and continue to process until the dough comes together to form a ball.

STEP 4: Carefully break up the ball and add in the fresh ginger, molasses and spices. Process until everything is well combined. The dough should be somewhat sticky but still hold it’s shape.

STEP 5: Stir in the candied ginger, if using.

STEP 6: Wet hands and form the dough into balls. Flatten balls with your palms to make a cookie shape. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or saran wrap and arrange in a single layer. Freeze for 15 minutes to set.

How to Store Raw Gingerbread Cookies

Keep any leftover cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Raw Gingerbread Cookies

A simple and delicious recipe for Raw Gingerbread Cookies made with wholesome ingredients like dates and nuts. Better yet, there’s no oven required!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Raw
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup dates, packed
  • 1 cup nuts (I used 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup cashews)
  • 2 cups oats (instant or rolled)
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • sprinkling of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped (optional but highly recommended!)

Instructions

  1. Process dates in a food processor or powerful blender until pea sized consistency is reached.
  2. Add in nuts and process until well combined
  3. Add oats and continue to process until “dough” comes together to form a ball.
  4. Break up the ball and add in fresh ginger, molasses and spices.
  5. Continue processing until everything is well combined. Dough will be somewhat sticky but should still hold a shape.
  6. Stir in candied ginger if desired.
  7. Wet hands and form dough into balls. Flatten balls with palms to make cookie shape.
  8.  On a parchment or saran wrapped baking sheet align cookies in a single layer. Alternatively use a baking pan and stack in layers with a sheet of parchment or saran wrap between.
  9. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  10. Keep in refrigerator for several weeks or in the freezer for months.

Keywords: raw gingerbread cookies, no-bake gingerbread cookies, vegan gingerbread cookies

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  • Reply
    Kayla R
    November 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    This recipe looks great! I might increase the amount of ginger; I like mine extra spicy.
    I think possibly the steps are out of order? Is step 5 supposed to be step one?

  • Reply
    Aasim
    September 10, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Hello,

    Is the recipe still available? The Ingredients and Instructions sections are blank.

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      September 10, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      should be fixed now! Sorry about that. I recently redid my website and some recipes had trouble transferring over!

  • Reply
    Erica
    October 8, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Oh, these are really delicious – thank you! I love that you can also just sit down and eat the dough! 🙂

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