Thanks for joining Sarah and me for Meatless Monday today. A friend of mine recently asked me if I had any good gluten free ginger snap cookie recipes. When I looked around at recipes on Pinterest, every one them was just loaded with sugar. I like my sweets for sure, but I am also really trying to watch added sugars. I’ve found that I can easily modify lots of recipes by slashing the sugar without losing the flavor. I came up with my own version of cookies to bake for her that I am excited to share with you today. I added Medjool dates to the cookies and cut all the sugar and you know what, they came out spectacular. I know you are going to love these Ginger Snap Cookies as much as I did.
The Best Ginger Snap Cookies
Why use dates as my sweetener? As I mentioned, I have been working on cutting added sugars of all kinds from my cooking. Medjool Dates are a naturally sweetened fruit so It’s easy to add them to just about any recipe. Any baked goods that normally call for raisins or bananas could be subbed out with Medjool dates. Oh and did I mention that dates have tons of potassium and fiber? That makes them a wonderful post exercise snack and a great way to refuel.
Cooks notes: I like to bake my cookies on Sarah This helps to keep the cookies from sticking to the pan without the use of oils. Then simply allow them to cool on a wire cooling rack. (affiliate link).
- 2 Cups Almond Flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 Tbl butter-melted
- 1/4 C molasses
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp fresh ginger paste
- 8 Medjool Dates-minced
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a small bowl combine:
- almond flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt
- smooth out lumps in flour
- In another bowl whisk together:
- molasses, egg, vanilla and fresh ginger and dates
- Stir in flour mixture and combine
- Chill for at least 20 m
- Spoon about 1 Tbl of dough onto lined cookie sheet for eat ginger snap
- shape into ball and flatten into shape
- Bake for 15 min
- Allow to cool on a wire rack
- Can be frozen or stored covered for up to a week
Since these cookies are so healthy, I am just going to call them post workout snacks because I will certainly be refueling with them after my workouts. I am loving new ways to cut added sugars in my diet and I will be looking to come up with some more yummy uses for dates. Is there really anything better than a yummy cookie and a cold glass of milk?
Thank you to Natural Delights & Medjool Dates for sponsoring this post. All opinions and love for dates is my own.