OMG Paleo Ginger Cookies | 17recipes.comThese may very well be my most favorite cookies in the universe. Spicy, chewy, and soft in the middle with a slight crunch on the outside, these ginger cookies are full of warmth and goodness. BTW, if you choose to use add bacon you will want to leave out the additional salt. If you enjoy this recipe, please check out my ebook 17 Delectable Dessert Recipes for the Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Inclined.

OMG Paleo Ginger Cookies

Makes 16 cookies


  • 1 cup dates, roughly chopped
  • 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 Tbsp bacon grease or coconut oil
  • chopped bits of bacon (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In food processor, pulse dates with 1 cup almond meal until the dates are finely chopped.
  3. Add remaining almond meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ground ginger, soda, and salt. Blend well.
  4. Add egg, vanilla, and bacon grease. Pulse for 20-30 seconds (stop if the mixture starts to get greasy).
  5. Mix chopped crystallized ginger and/or bits of bacon into dough by hand (if using).
  6. Form 1.5 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Press lightly.
  7. Bake 8 – 10 min.
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10 Responses to OMG Paleo Ginger Cookies

  1. Dayna says:

    Just made these and they are sooooo yummy! Thank-you for posting the recipe. It is a big hit with my kids…7 and 18mts as I was looking for a snack recipe that is a healthy alternative with no sugar. Used the coconut oil opt. Which worked perfectly!

  2. Anne says:

    Are these hard cookies or soft cookies? Thanks!

    • Allison says:

      Anne ~ These cookies are soft and chewy in the middle and can be just slightly crunchy on the outside (depending how long you keep them in the oven).

      Cheers! Allison

  3. Karl says:

    I just made these with my daughters and they are having a blast decorating them with carob chips! I flattened the dough and cut them with a small gingerbread girl cookie cutter.
    These are by far my favourite gingerbread cookie! I always disliked the crunchy style, and these are soft with a slight crunch around the edges. I will be making these again!

    • Allison says:

      Karl -

      So glad you and your daughters are enjoying this recipe! It’s also great to hear that you can roll them out and use cookie cutters… I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nicole says:

    These were delicious!! Not dry at all like some other paleo cookies I’ve made. I don’t even want to share with the kids…….but I will. Lol! :) thank you!!

  5. Erin says:

    These are delicious!! Everyone at my crossfit gym loves them and I have to share – otherwise I’ll eat the whole batch! I actually didn’t like using Medjool dates as much since it made the dough a little more sticky. I forget what the other type is called, but they were smaller.

  6. Liz Geiger Lund says:

    These were amazing! everyone tried it and loved them! and my little dude can’t stop eating them… You are wonderful. I’ve already told a bunch people about your recipes.

  7. Shana says:

    Did you use fresh ginger?

    • Allison says:

      Hi Shana. The recipe calls for crystallized ginger. Some choose not to add this ingredient as it does increase the amount of carbs in the recipe (the crystallized ginger is crystallized using sugar). I haven’t tried using fresh ginger…I’m sure it would give the cookies quite a kick! If you do try it, please let us all know how it goes…

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