Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dates

Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dates pack a healthy crunchy with almond and oat flour, homemade almond butter and date syrup.

Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dated
Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dates

Guilt-free Cookies

Sometimes the end of the day just screams for cookies! Homemade, crunchy, healthy cookies!! Oh, you didn’t know cookies could be healthy?

Well, these are. And they are the perfect resolve for a sweet tooth without the guilt of butter, sugar, or wheat flour. Yep! These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free, and loaded with yumminess. Imagine that!

Pssst moms and grandmas… Get your little ones hooked on these instead of the unhealthy cookies floating around out there. You can treat them without guilt. Think of the dentist bills you won’t have. (wink)

Homemade Almond Butter
Homemade Almond Butter

Almond Butter and Almond Flour Cookies

Almonds are naturally sweet. Taste test yourself and try several nuts and you will see just how sweet almonds are.

Since cookie recipes usually rely on some type of fat, usually butter, these almond cookies use only almond butter.

If you’ve made my Homemade Almond Butter you will know that almond butter is simply almonds that have been softened in water, removed and pureed into a smooth buttery paste. Healthy!

Guilt-free Sweetness Of Dates

We all have a sweet tooth now and then.

However, with current reports of health issues relating back to sugar, we definitely struggle with guilt when we indulge that sweet tooth.

Well, let’s relieve your guilt by encouraging you to ‘eat your dates’!

Date sugar, which is simply dried dates that have been ground to a powder, are loaded with healthy nutrients.

So, when I get a sweet tooth, I either go into the kitchen to create a healthy date sweet treat, or simply pop a few dates in my mouth.

Some of the best desserts I’ve created are sweetened with dates, afterall, dates are very much a part of my Mediterranean heritage!

Date Sweet Treats
Date Sweet Treats

Making Almond Cookies

Like most cookies, the dry ingredients in this recipe is mixed with and held together by the almond butter.

The dough can be rolled into balls and flattened on the cookie sheet, or press the balls of dough inside a biscuit round to shape the cookie. Then bake!

Cookies Pressed in Biscuit rounds
Cookies Pressed In Biscuit Rounds

Cookies and Milk? Dairy Free Milk?

Why yes! We couldn’t possibly enjoy these almond cookies without a glass of Almond Milk!

Store bought, if you must, but almond milk is too easy to make.

Homemade Almond Milk simply needs one cup of almonds and three cups of water.

That’s it, no preservatives or additives.

Easy Homemade Almond Milk

Ingredients Needed

  • Almond flour
  • Oat flour
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Almond butter
  • Date Syrup – maple syrup, agave or honey can be substituted
  • Stevia – if extra sweetness is desired
Almond cookie ingredients
Almond Cookie Ingredients

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spoon – for shaping dough into balls
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons

Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dates

Almond and oat flour with almond butter and date syrup makes these cookies almost health!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dates
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen

Equipment

  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Flour or any nut flour
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Almond butter homemade or any nut butter
  • 1/2 cup Date Syrup maple syrup, honey, or agave

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix all ingredients well until it comes together into a dough ball.
  • On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, place a spoonful, rolled into balls, press flat.
  • Bake about 12 to 14 minutes, until the edges just begin to darken.
  • Store in an airtight container once cooled.
Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dated
Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dates
Robin
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