Ok, hi! So, I have this goal to really master a few really yummy recipes that are like “hidden secrets.” Anyone with me? Well, I’ve been hesitant to share this secret cookie recipe because it is just SO. DARN. GOOD. But, in the end, I came to a conclusion that you guys definitely deserve this recipe to add to your favorites! From first bite, my Chewy, Almond Butter & Date Cookies will become your new favorite, healthy cookie.
Actually, this recipe came together purely by accident. Although sometimes I feel like those turn out to be the best recipes! Anyhow, my family and I were craving something sweet after our savory dinner a few weeks ago. As I looked in our fridge, we had a ton of medjool dates and a jar of almond butter – my favorite nut butter. I knew I wanted to add rolled oats to them, but I still wanted them chewy, because sometimes rolled oats can make your cookies cake-like. So, the mission began to create an ultra chewy oatmeal cookie. The secret? The medjool dates!
The funny part is that the pictures (and the batter when making them lol) make the cookies look dry. HOWEVER, do not be fooled… these guys always turn out SO CHEWY!
You must give them a try!! I really can’t say enough GOOD words!!
Before I go on too much, let’s grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness!
Chewy, Almond Butter & Date Cookies
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 1/2 cup Almond Butter, or your favorite nut butter
- 1/2 cup Medjool Dates, chopped and pitted
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup, or Honey
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp. Almond Extract, or Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Chocolate, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the rolled oats, flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add in the almond butter, maple syrup, almond extract, chopped medjool dates, and chocolate chunks.
- With slightly wet hands, form 4-6 cookies out of the batter. Shape the cookies into the shape you want them to be, since they won't move much in the oven.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Side note: The batter is pretty thick so it can be hard to fold in the chocolate chips; therefore, I recommend dipping them in chocolate or drizzling your favorite chocolate over them after baking. That way you get the most chocolate in each bite of your cookie! 😉
I truly hope you all enjoy this delicious recipe! ’till next time! xxL