Ginger Date Cookies

Ginger Date Cookies


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ cup date syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • ½ cup crystallized ginger finely chopped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar for rolling


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, combine the first 8 ingredients on low speed.
  • Add the date syrup, softened butter, and egg. Beat on medium speed to blend.
  • Add the hot water and crystallized ginger and blend well.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for approximately 1 hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop, form balls of dough. Roll the balls of dough in the granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart of parchment-covered baking sheets.
  • Bake cookies for approximately 12 minutes, or until puffed and cracked on top. Centers will still feel soft, but will firm up as they cool.



Makes approximately 28 cookies