The best vegan gingerbread cookie dough recipe turned into quick and easy Christmas truffles!
These soft and chewy, ginger-spiced bliss balls are the perfect healthy Christmas dessert recipe or an everyday energy-boosting plant based snack. Whether you roll it into truffles or simply eat it by the spoonful, enjoy some easy, vegan gingerbread cookie dough this holiday season!
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Q & A + Fun Facts about Gingerbread
Classic gingerbread cookies contain bleached white flour and eggs which can be unsafe to eat raw. Therefore the unbaked cookie dough should not be consumed. However, there is no egg, no butter or bleached flour in this edible vegan gingerbread cookie dough recipe, so it is completely safe (and delicious) to eat un-baked!
This recipe has been designed to be a rolled into raw bliss balls, no bake truffles or eaten by the spoon, but you could also bake it into gingerbread cookies if desired!
Gingerbread refers to a broad category of baked goods, ranging from a soft, moist loaf cake to a small brittle cookie (aka ginger snap.) All varieties or gingerbread are typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with molasses, honey or sugar.
Originally, the term gingerbread (from Latin zingiber via Old French gingebras) referred to preserved ginger. It then referred to a confection made with honey and spices.
You’re going to love this festive edible cookie dough!…
- Infused with festive spices
- Naturally sweetened
- Cheap and easy to make
- Satisfying and delicious!
- Egg free
- Oil free
- Gluten free
- Refined sugar free
- Ready in minutes!
How to store Gingerbread Cookie Dough
This edible cookie dough can be stored at room temperature as it is made without eggs, no butter or any other ingredients require refrigeration. However, the dough will stay fresh and last much longer if kept in the fridge or freezer.
If stored properly in an airtight container, this gingerbread cookie dough should last up to 7 days in the fridge, possibly longer.
Yes! You can freeze this gingerbread cookie dough and enjoy it cold straight from the freezer or leave to thaw in the fridge back to a more softer chewy texture.
How to freeze Gingerbread cookie dough
Here are a few ways to freeze gingerbread cookie dough:
– Tightly wrap the entire piece of dough (preferably in reusable food wraps like these instead of plastic cling film) and place in an airtight container to freeze.
– Roll the dough flat between parchment/baking paper or reusable baking mats and freeze ready for cutting out ginger bread cookies to bake.
– Roll the dough into balls to make your gingerbread cookie dough truffles and then place in an airtight container to freeze.
If you freeze fresh gingerbread dough and store it correctly, it will last several months or even up to a year in the freezer.
Need more quick Vegan Christmas recipe ideas?
Check out these No-bake Fruit Mince Pie Bliss Balls for a delicious, easy, vegan Christmas dessert recipe!
Time to make 10 minutes
How to make Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles
- Grind oat flour
Process oats in a food processor or blender to create a fine flour. (This step won’t be necessary if you are using store-bought flour.)
- Blend ingredients
Add remaining ingredients to the food processor and blend into a dough
- Roll mixture into balls
Use your hands to roll the dough into truffles
Are you ready to roll? Let’s make Christmas Truffles!
Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles (gluten free)
- Blender or food processor* see notes
- 1 cup oats or oat flour
- 1 cup dates (150g)
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 2 tbsp nut butter
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon optional
- (optional) If using dried dates, leave to soak in a bowl of boiling water for about 5 minutes to soften.
- Place oats in a blender or food processor and blitz until fine to create oat flour.
- Gently drain the softened dates and add to the blender along with the remaining ingredients. Pulse until fully combined into a dough consistency.
- Roll mixture into about 12 balls. Store in an airtight container (refrigerate for a firmer truffle texture.)
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