This cookie recipe is freaking easy, good for you and super yummy. My neighbors go wild for these beauties. I love taking a recipe I find that looks delish and finding a way to make it better for you. Full disclosure they do not all come out good. Thankfully those neighbors that love these cookies are also super honest with me and tell me when I flop as well. One of my favorite things to do is replace sugar with dates. Please keep in mind the quality of the date DOES matter. I have tried the ones from Costco, EWE. I have tried the one from Trader Joe’s eweier. The only dates I ever use are the ones from my CSA Garden of Eden Organics. These dates are the bomb diggity. I put them in my freezer as soon as I get them home, if I did not I would eat them out of the container and they would be gone in a flash. When I need some for a recipe all I do is take them from the freezer, remove the pit and then make a date paste out it. You can make the date paste in a blender but I like to use my blendtec twister jar instead. You are basically just blending the dates till they are smooth but this great blender jar makes is so easy. All of the ingredients just come together so beautifully. The peanut butter adds just enough richness and the cacao gives you a punch of nutrition. You can use cocoa if you don’t have any cacao.
Grain Free Cookies
1 cup of natural peanut butter- no added sugar
6 pitted dates. Dont these look amazing?
1/4 cup of cacao
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cups of dark chocolate
Here is where I emphasis the easy. Ready? Assuming you already made your date paste all you do now is throw all of this in your food mixer and then plop them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and cook at 350 degrees for about 8-9 minutes depending on your oven.
Did I tell you it was easy or what? If you make these please leave a comment below. I would love to get your feedback.