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Gingerbread seems to run along the great divide…people either love it or hate it.  I love it!  You all know how fond I am of my cookie dough bites.  This is my gingerbread interpretation of a cookie dough bite.  I created these for a food demonstration I taught as part of NEXT week where I made my PB & C Cookie dough bites, Mexican Wedding Cake bites, and Gingerbread Bites.

As with all of my other cookie dough bites, these are easy peasy to make.


1 cup roasted cashew butter
1/3 cup Yakon syrup
¼ cup Somersweet
4 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1 cup pecan meal


On the stove over medium-low, toast the pecans (watch carefully to prevent burning).  Once toasted, remove them to cool.

Place the cooled toasted pecans in the food processor and process into a meal.

Cream together the cashew butter, Yakon syrup, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.  Now add the Somersweet and incorporate well.

Once the mixture is creamed, mix in the toasted pecan meal (I use my hands while wearing non-latex gloves).

Form the dough into small rounds (about 1Tbs. each).

Place in the refrigerator to firm-up.

The cookies should keep in the fridge for a week.

For a printable version of this recipe click here.


Filed under Cookies / Bars, Dessert, Gluten Free, Holiday, Kid Friendly, Nuts, Quick, Vegan, Vegetarian


*** I recently added this to the Secret Recipe Club’s Cookie Party ***

There was once a time when I would buy Pillsbury cookie dough and eat the whole unbaked sleeve myself (gasp!)!!!  Something tells me that didn’t help any of the medical conditions I was experiencing.

I know we all grew-up eating raw cookie dough, but I need to confess that now the idea of eating cookie dough made with raw eggs makes me cringe…can anyone say salmonella?  This cookie dough can be eaten without worry since there are no eggs in the dough.

Do you know what else isn’t in the dough?  Butter.  I have created a healthy cookie dough recipe for those (like me) who have a fondness for eating raw dough.  I do however want to point out that this is a dessert and isn’t meant to be eaten in one sitting (although it would be a heck of a lot better for you to eat this whole batch than a whole batch of conventional cookie dough).  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS – Makes 30-32 cookie bites

1 cup organic peanut butter

3/4 cup blanched almond flour

1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates

1/4 cup flax meal

1/4 cup vegan carob chips

2 Tbs. water


Mash together the pitted dates and peanut butter.  I wear a latex-free glove and mash them together with my hands.  The dates will not break down completely.

Pour the almond flour and flax meal over the date/peanut butter mixture and combine well.  You can mash it together with your hands or with a pastry cutter.  Add the water and mix well to combine.  Add the carob chips and combine.

Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm-up.

Use a small scoop and shape the dough into balls.

Store the completed cookie dough bites in the refrigerator.  I store mine in a mason jar.

For a printable version of this recipe click here.

*** I am sure this recipe would work well in a food processor as well.

Secret Recipe Club Cookie Party


Filed under Dessert, Gluten Free, Nuts, Raw, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian