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Flourless, Date Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 -15
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva

Ingredients

  • ½ cup packed pitted medjool dates about 6 to 8 dates, Trader Joe's best deal, Costco close second!
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds or chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes or instant oats would work, or even almond meal for a paleo version
  • ½ cup almond meal flour make your own by whirring whole almonds in a coffee grinder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Soak the dates in the boiling water a few minutes to soften.
  3. Puree the whole date mixture with the coconut oil, honey, flax,and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add in almond butter and blend.
  5. Sprinkle the soda and salt evenly over mixture, followed by the quinoa flakes and almond meal, pulse until well blended.
  6. Add in chocolate chips and pulse a couple of times to mix in, no more (you want chocolate chips, not specks!)!!
  7. Drop large spoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat, parchment, or a light grease.
  8. Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden, about 10-13 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let set to firm up about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack (any sooner and they will fall apart on you).