Whole Wheat Gingerbread Date Cookies

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

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Date Cookies

Joan Donogh
3 from 1 vote


  • 1 cup pitted dates chopped
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Place dates in a small bowl and pour boiling water over. Set aside to soak.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, ground flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
  • In another bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, molasses and butter. Add dates and water to this mixture.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients, stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate the dough for about an hour until firm enough to roll.
  • Take rounded teaspoons of dough and form into balls (dust your palms with flour to prevent sticking.)
  • 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.
  • Remove from pan to a baking rack to cool. Makes about 40 cookies.


1 Comment

  1. Cyd

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


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