Chewy Spiced Date Cookies

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During my travels to the Middle East I absolutely fell in love with fresh dates. The sweet taste is like candy and the consistency is wonderful. They became a staple snack mixed with a few roasted almonds while I was abroad. When I came home to New York City I felt like I was on a quest to find Dates that compared in flavor. Every market I visited I would sample one, but none were like the ones I had while I was away. On a recent trip to Eataly (an unbelievable Italian specialty market in NYC) I stumbled upon a bin of fresh dates in the produce section. Just like I always do, I sampled one and oh my god they were amazing! I immediately filled a bag full. I felt like a kid in a candy store I was so excited. Although I love munching on dates by themselves as a sweet and healthy snack I was inspired to incorporate them into my healthy baking for a dose of natural sweetness and chewiness. Plus, the walnuts add a perfect crunch and the ginger and cinnamon add an unexpected punch of spice. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

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Ingredients:

1 & 1/4th Cup Almond Flour

1/4th Cup Chopped Walnuts

1/4th Cup Chopped Dates (about 3 large dates)

1/4th Cup Honey

½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

½ Teaspoon Sea Salt

½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon Ground Ginger Root

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well combined. Form about 1-tablespoon balls with the dough and press down with your fingertips to form cookies. Bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy!

*Recipe makes about 10 cookies

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2 thoughts on “Chewy Spiced Date Cookies

  1. Wow!!! Fit chick your recipes are getting ybetter and better
    After reading the ingredients and looking at the cookies my mouth began to ooze with salivary juices!!!
    I want one of those now!!!

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