Healthy Cacao Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free
What is better than Gingerbread during the winter season? For fall it’s all about pumpkin for me, but come winter, bring on the gingerbread! As a little kid, my mom used to not let me eat cookie dough, thinking I will get sick eating raw food. However, naughty me would always sneak a bite when she is not watching. Who is with me one this?
To celebrate the holidays, I made these cute Cacao Gingerbread Cookie Dough. You can leave the cacao powder out, but I love the extra touch of chocolatey flavor with them. They taste exactly like gingerbread and I can’t be any happier.
Why you would like these?
gluten-free, can sub regular flour if desired
easy to make
perfect for the holidays
good for snacking
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1hr 15 minutes (for chilling)
Total Time: 1 hr 20 minutes
Author: Helen Au
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour (can also use other flour) (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
5 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp molasses
3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp vanilla powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp cacao powder (I used Navita’s)
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, ginger, vanilla powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, combine the molasses and applesauce. Slowly pour into dry ingredients. Combine until everything is well incorporated without any clumps.
Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
Roll the dough into 13 balls (about 1 tbsp). Roll into cacao powder. Serve now or refrigerate until ready to eat. Hope you all enjoy!
I hope you will enjoy and if you do try the recipe, tag me @astepfullofyou and #astepfullofyou on Instagram!