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Truly Madly Gin Gin

(Ginger and graham energy cookies)
Ginger, I love you.
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 18 energy cookies
See ingredients
  • 100 g (1/3 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) plain yogurt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) baking soda

  • 1/2 tbsp. (7.5 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 cup graham crumbs (Honey Maid)*

  • 50 g (1/2 cup) organic whole grain kamut flour (you can also use wheat and other types of flour)

  • 15 g (1/8 cup) organic ground flax seeds or black chia seeds

  • 1 rounded tbsp. ground ginger or 1 tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger*

  • Optional! 1/4 to 1/2 cup crystallized ginger chunks

  • Garnish: A little slice of crystallized ginger

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) plain yogurt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) baking soda

  • 1/2 tbsp. (7.5 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 cup graham crumbs (Honey Maid)*

  • 50 g (1/2 cup) organic whole grain kamut flour (you can also use wheat and other types of flour)

  • 15 g (1/8 cup) organic ground flax seeds or black chia seeds

  • 1 rounded tbsp. ground ginger or 1 tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger*

  • Optional! 1/4 to 1/2 cup crystallized ginger chunks

  • Garnish: A little slice of crystallized ginger

8 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • In a bowl, mix the date puree, plain yogurt, egg and vanilla extract until well combined. Now add the salt, baking powder and baking soda and, just for a change, stir well ;-)

  • Add the graham crumbs, flour and flax seeds and mix thoroughly.

  • Next add your preferred type of ginger (ground or fresh) to the dough.

  • Give it another good stir. You can also add chunks of crystallized ginger if you feel like it. What will that do? It’ll simply add a bit of tang and make the cookies even more “truly madly gin gin.”

  • Beware! Be sure to line your cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. If you don’t, EVERYTHING WILL STICK. Not convinced? Try it for yourself… you’ll see. Once you’ve lined your sheet, spoon the dough onto it (I use teaspoons).

  • If you want, you can garnish with a lovely little slice of crystallized ginger or even a bit of fresh ginger.

  • Pop them all in the oven for 15 minutes at 350°F (180°C). I can almost smell that sweet aroma just thinking about it… You lucky devils you ;-)

History

The thing about ginger is, you either love it or hate it. Me, I love it. It’s got a certain tang to it and something oddly comforting. When I was little, I used to love ginger cookies. I was totally crazy about them. You can see me coming, right? When I realized that the fall season was officially upon us, I figured it might be interesting to create a healthy Labriski version of this classic comfort food from my childhood… And so, without further ado, let me introduce you to my brand new Truly Madly Gin Gin ginger cookies that are just as energizing as they are comforting. Yay!

Truly Madly Gin Gin cookies have what it takes to make everyone truly madly crazy about gin-gin. Lol!
Both energizing and comforting, we just love them, it’s as simple as that.

*I don’t usually do this but… a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. I strongly recommend you use authentic Honey Maid graham crumbs because the store brands available out there haven’t yet quite managed to replicate the great taste of Honey Maid. Do they sponsor me? Nope. Not at all.

And yes, I KNOW. Graham crumbs are pretty sugary. I agree, I agree.  But these ginger cookies à la Labriski are still healthier and more energizing… And graham crumbs are so delish that just a little, once in a while… There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself on occasion. Three cheers for graham!

**I tried both versions of this recipe: with ground ginger and with fresh ginger. The verdict? The ones with ground ginger are tastier. But the fresh ginger gives them a kind of unique freshness… In other words, both versions are delicious!

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A good week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

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Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

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FAQ

Can I replace yogurt with applesauce?

Yes, always.

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

What can I use as a substitute for one egg?

There are several options:

  • 1 tbsp. ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp. water,
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed + 2 tbsp. water,
  • ½ mashed banana,
  • Egg substitute (yes, it’s available at grocery stores, in the organic section).

Note that the texture of your recipes will be slightly different… but they’ll still be 100% delicious

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!