I love when I get to eat a cookie and don’tÂ feel bad about it. I mean, I guess I shouldn’t ever feel bad enjoying something delicious but the guilt just sets right in. Maybe it’s because I can never eat just one cookie…I always have a second and then even a third and then I’m like, OOPS! So yes, I did have three of these Ginger Date Cookies while they were cooling on the counter but I kinda felt less bad because there is no gluten, no dairy and even no eggs. The recipe is adapted from the amazing DetoxinistaÂ and I’ve stuffed them with sticky smashed dates.Â Â It’s all about that spiced ginger punch and those sweet creamy dates.
The ginger cookie batterÂ can get soft pretty quickly in your hands so definitely follow the directions and chill the dough so it is easier to work with. Trust me, you want to stuff these cookies! But hey, if you aren’t so into dates, just leave them out and you’ll have a simple but deliciousÂ chewy ginger cookie instead.
I love how the dates look like chocolate chips peaking out of the dough. Oh yeah, you can definitely stuff these ginger cookies with chocolate instead but I figured the dates would make me feel less guilty and they add such a beautiful richness to every bite!
Little bites of heaven!