Raw Almond Butter Cookies [Gluten Free]
Do you ever feel like some cookies get all the love? Who is ever going to turn down a chocolate chip cookie for a peanut butter cookie. For having a highly evolved palette (I think), I kind of have basic tastes. I never ate condiments on things growing up. I have always been able to eat the same thing days in a row. I will always choose a chocolate chip cookie over a peanut butter cookie. Sorry.
I remember my mom would bake peanut butter cookies time-to-time when I was growing up. She wasn’t really much of a baker – unless she had a craving for something – but she would make peanut butter cookies. I always loved making the criss-cross pattern in the dough. I would do the same with my grandmother when she would bake cookies for Christmas.
These cookies are gluten free (obvs), raw, paleo (maybe?) and if you swap out the honey for maple syrup, vegan too. So basically you could eat these if you’re doing the Beyonce Vegan Diet or whatever else is cook and hip this week. Or whatever I should probably be doing to get down to marathon race weight. But I didn’t have any post-long-run ice cream this week. (But I did Monday night post-hike so I guess it cancels out.)
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup dates
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Place almonds and dates in food processor and process until almonds are pulverized and begin to combine with dates.
- Add almond butter, honey and sea salt. Continue processing until a ball forms.
- Place ball in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to harden.
- Remove bowl and roll mixture into 1" balls.
- Place balls on a plate.
- Wet a fork and make a criss-cross pattern to flat balls out. Rewet fork after every second ball or as necessary.
- Refrigerator for up to one week or freeze for up to one month.
If you’re looking for more Meatless Monday options, check out the Meatless Monday round-up from Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner.
Chat with me:
What is your favorite type of cookie? Do you like raw desserts? What cookies did your family bake for you as a child?