Chocolate Ginger Cookies & Crust (Grain Free)

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

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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

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