Ginger, Almond and Chocolate Cookies

Little bites of ginger goodness

I made these delicious cookies for my Mum who is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment and she loved them. Packed with protein and low in sugar they help to keep blood sugar levels stable which can reduce sickness. Ginger is also known for its nausea fighting properties. If your appetite is low they are are a tempting treat to help boost energy and nutrient levels. My children loved them too- they make a great post-school snack. The recipe is taken from Christine Bailey’s Nourish -The Cancer Care Cookbook which has some fantastically nutritious recipes that anyone can enjoy.

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for a month


300g ground almonds
2 teaspoons ginger
3/4 inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated.
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g dark chocolate chips
3 1/2 tbsp almond nut butter or tahini
5 tbsp of melted coconut oil or butter
3 tbsp of manuka honey
  1. Heat the oven to 190C and line a baking sheet with parchment. Put the almonds in a bowl with the ground and fresh ginger, salt, bicarbonate of soda and chocolate chips.
  2. Mix together the remaining ingredients, then pour into the bowl and mix well.
  3. Form the dough into walnut-sized balls and press down lightly onto baking sheet to form little cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly coloured. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

About Michelle Lake

Hi, I run Mission Nutrition, and I'm a nutritional therapist/ nutritionist helping people all over St Albans & Hertfordshire feel happier & healthier. If your diet needs an overhaul, come and see me for a nutrition consultation! Tel: 01727 893 042 / 01727 869 929 or email