Friday, November 1, 2013
"Date" Night Cookies
Last night my fiancé and I were snuggling up on the couch to watch a movie. I decided that I really wanted a treat. We rarely make treats, so I went to the kitchen and started searching the pantry for ingredients. Since we had made Pecan Pie Bars for the book release party, I had some left-over dates and pecans. I decided those ingredients would be perfect to make into cookies!
These cookies are both dense and filling, which helps to not overeat. The dates and pecans act like tasty little surprises in the vanilla-y cookie base. They are still soft in the middle when cooked which makes for a nice texture.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
1 ¾ cup almond flour
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons coconut oil, room temperature
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon baking soda
⅓ cup dates, chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, honey, coconut oil, coconut sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and sea salt. Stir until ingredients are completely combined. Then mix in the dates and pecans.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop balls of dough (should make 18) onto the sheet. Press the dough down to ½- inch thick circles. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until slightly firm. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.