Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites

A couple weeks ago, I was in the Christmas baking spirit and wanted to try this recipe from Brandi at the Vegan 8 for no-oil gingerbread cookies that I had heard rave reviews about. They were delicious and turned out great! However, the cookie dough was my favorite part. It was incredibly yummy, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t usually say that about cookie dough that has no chocolate.

These no-bake dessert balls resemble the flavor of that cookie dough, withough needing to be baked and without using so much expensive almond butter. These are lower-fat, sweetened only with dates, but are full of Christmasy gingerbread sweetness. Amazing gingerbread flavor + convenience!

They are a great kitchen project with kids, a lovely addition to a cookie platter, and a festive snack to pack for a winter hike.

If you make them, please post about it on Facebook or Instagram and let me know! Tag me @faithful.plateful.

If you like ginger, you will also like this Date-Sweetened Ginger Hot Chocolate or this bright Orange, Carrot, Ginger Smoothie.

5 from 2 votes
Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites
Prep Time
15 mins

Date-sweetened bliss balls full of gingerbread sweetness!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bliss balls, cake balls, cookie balls, date balls, gingerbread
Author: Faithful Plateful
  • 1/2 cup almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup Medjool dates (7-8 large dates)
  • 1 TBSP molasses (blackstrap or regular)
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp each nutmeg, allspice, and cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • almond flour or fine coconut flakes for coating, if desired
  1. Pulse the nuts in the food processor until fine, like coarse sand. Add all other ingredients and blend until a ball of dough forms.

  2. Roll into 1-inch balls. If desired, put some almond flour or coconut in a bowl, and swirl some balls around until coated, for decoration. Dipping halfway in melted chocolate would also be delicious, as ginger and chocolate is a really yummy combo.

  3. Store in a container in the fridge or at room temp for 3-4 days.

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  1. The texture of these dough balls is divine. It has that chewy, fudgy, dense “bite” that is so appealing. I made them one day and saved them for the next, so they had firmed up and had that wonderful texture. I almost dipped them in melted dark chocolate, but instead rolled them in finely-shredded coconut. It was a great choice!

    1. Yes, ginger and chocolate is actually an amazing combo! But I’m with you, trying to avoid using chocolate so much. Thanks for the review!

  2. I found out about your blog recently, all your recipes sounds amazing I recently found out my cholesterol is quite high and I’m looking for a health version of diet ,is it possible to have the nutritional value to your recipes .L have a sweet tooth and finding it really hard to go without maybe once a month. Thank you.

    1. I don’t have the nutritional value calculated for all of them, you can type the ingredients into to find out!

  3. I took a plate of these to my ladies’ night Christmas cookie exchange and I had one lady point these out to me (without knowing I brought them) as her favorite cookie of the night.

    Then on our giant WhatsApp group another lady came in describing the gingerbread cookie balls and asked who made them so she could get a recipe.

    I beam with pride, these babies went up against some really rich and indulgent desserts and have people coming back for more! Thought you would love to know. 😍 Go plants!

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