Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites
Gingerbread cookie dough bites are a tasty and easy treat to fix up! Whenever I am making my gingerbread cookies, I find myself nibbling on the dough— as it’s so tasty! So I had this idea of making these into a recipe of its own: Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites!
Rather than rolling the dough out, cutting it out, and baking these— roll them into little balls, coat them with crushed pecans/walnuts or date sugar, and then chill them either in the fridge or freezer (depending on your preferred texture- I prefer the freezer variation). And enjoy these tasty, delicious treats all season long!
A tasty, wholesome treat made with just: rolled oats, raw almonds, medjool dates, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground clove, molasses, vanilla and optional toppings like, such as: walnuts, pecans, and date sugar. I have not tried rolling these in unsweetened cocoa powder or coconut flakes- but if that’s something that interests you, feel free to give it a try!
- 1½ cup rolled oats
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 6-8 medjool dates (or about 1/2 cup packed of pitted dates)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
- 3tablespoons mild molasses or blackstrap molasses*
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Crushed pecans or walnuts
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Date sugar
- Blend the oats in a dry, high speed blender until fine like flour. Set the out flour aside in a bowl.
- In a food processor or high speed blender, blend the almonds until fine like flour. Add the pitted dates, cinnamon, ginger, and clove. Blend and pulse the almond flour, dates, and spices together. Then add in the molasses, vanilla, and the oat flour. Blend the ingredients until the mixture rolls into a ball. The texture should be smooth and sticky.
- Scrape the dough out of the food processor or blender and place it into a bowl. Roll the dough into 24-30 balls or desired amount/ size. Roll the dough in crushed nuts (it may be helpful to process them into a textured flour using a food processor or vitamix) and/or date sugar.
- Place the balls in a container with a lid and store in the fridge or freezer, depending on the desired texture. The fridge will have a bit softer texture. Enjoy!