Gingerbread jewels

Gingerbread Jewels (Paleo style cookies)


Happy New Year to everyone!  Now that the kids are back to school and the whirlwind of the holidays has settled down, I thought I should share some of the great Paleo style treats I’ve been making that lent just the right touch of sweetness and nostalgia to my holidays without all of the digestive problems that traditional recipes seem to bring me.

I have always been crazy for gingerbread cookies so I am so grateful to have these delicious, delicate, puffy little gems to eat during the holidays (or any other time treats are called for!)

Gingerbread Jewels (Paleo style cookies)

Yield: approx 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Gingerbread Jewels (Paleo style cookies)


  • 7 ounces pitted dates
  • 3 ounces coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (I use more because I like cloves)


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line your baking sheets with parchment or a silicone baking liner.
  • Place the pitted dates in the bowl of your food processor and pulse repeatedly until the dates are broken down and beginning to form a paste. Add the coconut oil and process until the paste becomes relatively smooth. Add eggs and molasses to the food processor and pulse until all ingredients are well combined.
  • In a small bowl whisk together all your dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the date mixture and process until combined, scraping the bowl as needed.
  • Spoon tablespoons of dough onto your lined baking sheets leaving some spreading room.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until puffy. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets before removing carefully with a spatula.
  • These cookies have a delicate, puffy texture and will be somewhat sticky on the outside so don't stack them for storage.

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  1. The almond and ginger along with the other seasoning just sound terrific. Thanks for sharing these cookies on foodie friday.

  2. These sound awesome! And something my kids would really enjoy. I would love to have you link up with what i am eating here

  3. I have these in the oven now. They are 3 times darker than yours. I only put 1/4 of the cloves too. They look more like gingerbread. What did I do wrong?

  4. They tasted very good. We are not GF but our grandson’s wife is seeming to have these issues. I just text her and she loved them too. I also made her GF almond meal pancakes. I have have just made my first power bars and they are GF also.

  5. YUM, these little cookies look perfect!
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    On the Gluten Free Fridays tab we have new badges for you to display on your blog. There are a few different choices for you. There are varying sizes as well. If you’ve had a featured recipe in the past, feel free to grab one of those badges as well! They are free for the taking; use as you wish! Thanks for supporting our GF community and spreading the word!

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    See you at the link up this week!

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  6. Hi, I found your blog through Butter Believers Sunday School Blog Carnival. I am your newest follower. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

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