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!


  • 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!)


  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