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5 from 4 votes

Spicy Ginger Date Cookies

These cookies are made with fresh ginger for a spicy, sweet, chewy treat that's perfect for after dinner. Made healthier with whole wheat flour and half the sugar of your average cookie!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann



  • Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground ginger in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt together butter, molasses, natural cane sugar, and fresh ginger. Allow to cool for a bit, and whisk in the egg. Stir in the dates.
  • Add butter mixture to flour mixture, stirring to just combine.
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put the turbinado sugar in a small bowl.
  • Using a small kitchen scoop or spoon, get small portions of the dough and roll into no bigger than 1-inch balls.
  • Coat each ball in turbinado sugar and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake each batch for 7-9 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.