Whole Wheat Gingerbread Date Cookies

This is a healthier choice as far as cookies go, and they are very moist and tasty too.

3.0 from 1 reviews
Whole Wheat Gingerbread Date Cookies
  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  1. Place dates in a small bowl and pour boiling water over. Set aside to soak.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, ground flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, molasses and butter. Add dates and water to this mixture.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients, stir to combine.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for about an hour until firm enough to roll.
  6. Take rounded teaspoons of dough and form into balls (dust your palms with flour to prevent sticking.)
  7. Place balls 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets, and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 10 minutes. Cookies should still be soft to the touch.
  8. Remove from pan to a baking rack to cool. Makes about 40 cookies.


One Review of Whole Wheat Gingerbread Date Cookies

  1. Cyd December 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    needs more fat i think – turned out crumbly and dense, but very tasty

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