Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dates pack a healthy crunchy with almond and oat flour, homemade almond butter and date syrup.
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)
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!
- Black Walnut Date Brunch Bread – has all the exotic scents and spices along with the ancient sweetness from dates.
- Carob Butter Dried Fruit Almond Torte – made with dates and prunes, lots of eggs, crushed almonds and a spread of Carob butter on top.
- No-bake Energy Bites – are packed with nutrients made from superfoods and whole foods, high in protein, fiber and healthy fats.
- Healthy Chocolate Date Candy – with only 3-ingredients, dates, nuts and raw cacao, is everything you’d want candy to be except it’s healthy!
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 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.
- Almond flour
- Oat flour
- Baking soda
- Almond butter
- Date Syrup – maple syrup, agave or honey can be substituted
- Stevia – if extra sweetness is desired
- Mixing bowl
- Spoon – for shaping dough into balls
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
Guilt-free Almond Cookies Sweetened With Dates
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- 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
- 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.