Make Ahead

Date Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 15, 2014
Author Notes

I love revising old time favorites and making them healthy and delicious. This cookie, made with no grains and no refined sugars or fats, is an example of that. The base is walnuts, dates, and eggs and is great for gluten free or paleo living, or just plain healthier eating! —Sarah

  • Makes 1 dozen
  • 12 dates, pitted
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasalt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate chips
In This Recipe
  1. Blend dates and walnuts in a food processor until finely ground. (It might start to form a paste, but conversely, don’t worry if it’s a little chunky.)
  2. Add egg, vanilla, salt and soda and blend to combine.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon onto parchment covered cookie sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. You want them to just turn golden and yet still be soft in the middle. Let cool before serving.

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