these cookies are little bites of ginger goodness. they’re a satisfying sweet treat, minus processed sugars that give you that awful rise and fall in blood sugar. and the bonus is that they’re filled with good protein.
for this recipe you’ll need 2 1/2 cups almond meal. so go ahead and grind up your almonds. or, pull your pre-purchased almond meal out of your pantry.
in a food processor, grind 1 1/4 cup dates with 1 cup of the almond meal. you just want the dates to be coarsely chopped with the 1 cup of almond meal.
next, you will throw in the rest of your almond meal along with some ginger, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, an egg, some vanilla, coconut oil, a pinch of salt…and blend together. the next thing you’ll see is a ball of almond dough. done.
this recipe makes for a whopping 35-38 cookies (depending on the size of balls you make). i made balls a bit smaller than a golf ball, and then pressed flat onto the parchment paper covered cookie sheet. after baking at 350F for 10 minutes, move cookies to a cooling rack. and then sneak a cookie. or two.
trust me, if you eat one you’re going to have to implement a little dose of that ‘ole self-control to not eat more.
and here’s what they should look like complete. hey, nothing’s wrong with a cookie tower.