OMG Paleo Ginger Cookies



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Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In food processor, pulse dates with 1 cup almond meal until the dates are finely chopped. Add remaining almond meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ground ginger, soda, and salt. Blend well. Add egg, vanilla, and bacon grease. Pulse for 20-30 seconds (stop if the mixture starts to get greasy).

Mix bits of bacon into dough by hand (if using).

Form 1.5 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Press lightly. Bake 8 – 10 min.


  • 1 cup dates, roughly chopped
  • Chopped bits of bacon (optional)
  • 2½ cups almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • ½ tsp cloves, ground
  • ½ tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 4 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbs bacon grease or coconut oil


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  1. posted by bjmalek on January 8, 2013

    These are AMAZING! By far one of my favorite paleo dessert options.

  2. posted by kathyobrien on January 14, 2013

    Very good… “Non Paleo family ” even liked them.

  3. posted by jossalot on March 3, 2013

    Super good! I indented the balls gently with my thumb and then pressed half a date (shiny side up) into the thumbprint :) My three-year-old thinks he should have a third cookie…

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