Hidden Gem “Butter” Cookies

These cookies may look like your average run-of-the-mill cookie from the outside, but don’t let that fool you. One bite and you’ll be welcomed to a soft and sweet date center!

Eating Style: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted, quartered and rolled into a ball
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 flax egg [1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoon water]
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon celtic sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. Set side.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk almond flour, sugar, and salt until combined.
  3. In a larger bowl, combine coconut oil, flax egg and vanilla extract. Add dry to wet and mix until incorporated.
  4. Separate dough into 2 balls, cover with parchment paper, and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  5. Once complete, spoon 2 tablespoon of dough in your hand and flatten, then place 1 date ball in the middle and fold the dough over top. Roll the dough in between your hands to make a ball [make sure you can't see the date!], then press down to make a bit flatter. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and continue with the remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.

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Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 102
  • Calories from Fat: 67
  • Total Fat: 7.5
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1 g
  • Sodium: 37 mg
  • Carbs: 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Sugars: 7 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g