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Happy Holiday Cookies

Makes 30-36 cookies
Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Ingredients

  • 16 medium-sized pitted dates simmered in water for 10 minutes.
  • 1/2 cup almonds 55g
  • 1/2 cup almond butter 135g
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut flakes 25g
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries 70g
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats 50g
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate vegan chocolate chips 90g, Totally optional - these are super yummy with or without the chocolate chips. Leave out if avoiding processed sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice flour 80g

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F(175°C).
  • Place the almonds in your food processor and process them until they are finely blended. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside for now.
  • Place the dates (drain them from the water first and make sure you’ve taken out the pit), almond butter, vanilla, water, and banana in your food processor and process until smooth.
  • Place the food processor mixture into the large mixing bowl with the ground almonds, and add the coconut flakes, raisins, oats, vegan chocolate chips (if using) and rice flour, and mix until everything is combined.
  • Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper and drop the batter by the teaspoon onto the baking sheet/s and then place half of a walnut on top of each cookie and bake for 15 minutes. Repeat until all the batter is used up.