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Chocolate ginger cookies double as a crust, both grain free. Easy to make and delicious for when you need a dessert for special diets.

These chewy, chocolatey, ginger morsels are a family favorite. Inspired by the Cocoa Ginger cookie recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks, My Paleo Patisserie (get it and you’ll have so much fun creating special treats!) I have adapted the grain free Chocolate Ginger Cookies for use as both cookie and crust for my Gingerbread Chocolate Custard dessert.

Crust Instructions

For use as a crust, simply take 12 – 16 finished cookies and puree in a food processor until they are a fine crumb, then drizzle in melted butter, pureeing until combined. Press cookie mixture evenly into your dish of choice.

For a medium pan (i.e 8 x 12) use 12 pureed cookies, and 6 tablespoons of melted butter.

For a larger pan (i.e. 9 x 13) use 16 cookies and 8 tablespoons of melted butter.

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Chocolate Ginger Cookies & Crust (Grain Free)

  • Author: Melanie Christner - Honest Body
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookie


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbls. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (45 g) butter, softened
  • 2 Tbls. molasses
  • 3 Tbls. maple syrup or honey
  • 1 Tbls. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar, for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk together all the dry ingredients (minus coconut sugar)
  3. Combine the wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients
  4. Use a 1 inch cookie scoop to scoop out cookie dough into balls
  5. Roll balls of dough in a bowl filled with the coconut sugar
  6. Place balls on a cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper
  7. Press cookies gently with a fork
  8. Bake for about 9 minutes, until edges are crisp

Chocolate ginger cookies double as a crust, both grain free. Easy to make and delicious for when you need a dessert for special diets.


2 thoughts on “Chocolate Ginger Cookies & Crust (Grain Free)”

  1. These look very good. Do you think you could take the raw dough and press it into a pie plate and make the cookie dough pie crust this way? thank you

    1. Melanie Christner

      Thank you for your question, Kelly.

      You could try that. It hasn’t turned out quite as good for me, but it could use some experimenting 🙂


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