Yep its time for yet another cookie from All in the Balance. I recently asked some friends what their favorite cookie was and a lot of them said they wont eat cookies. I was in shock! Everyone needs cookies right? I love biting into a warm cookie on a cool day with a cup of steaming hot tea. I can not imagine not feeling comfortable eating a cookie. These are super yummy, easy and should be eaten guilt free. Now you do have to temper your expectations, these are not going to taste like bakery cookies that carry a 350 calorie count to them. I do not know the calorie count of these but I guarantee you that they are made from good for you ingredients.
Flourless Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup of natural peanut butter
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
6 pitted dates
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Dash of salt
I like to make a date paste with my blendtec twister jar. All you do is take the pit out of the dates and put them in the jar and blend a few seconds. I use 6 dates for any recipe that calls for sugar and it is the perfect sweetness for me. These jars make it so easy. You need to have a blendtec blender to use the jar. Do not get me even started on how much I LOVE my blendtec and how often I use it each day.
Add the date paste and all of the other ingredients into your food mixer and get it all blended up pretty. Place the mixture in your refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350. Once the oven is ready and the dough has been chilled drop small cookies onto a prepared pan. I like to line all my cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using this paper makes clean up a snap and the cookies seem to always cook even when on the paper.
Depending on how your oven cooks I would leave these in the oven for 8-10 minutes. They will be soft not crunchy. Once they are done let them cool on the pan completely before you take them off.
Now grab that coffee or tea and enjoy these guilt free cookies. What the heck grab two!