Cinnamon-Walnut Cookies

So, you still have that sweet tooth? Thought I’d pass along a gluten-free, dairy-free recipe which is super delicious, chock full of fiber-rich dates, walnuts with omega-3s, and delightfully powerful cinnamon. These yummy sweet-treats offer a clean, satisfying taste, sans a post-dessert hangover. Check it out!

Makes 10

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup walnut halves and pieces
  • 5 dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊. Place walnuts and dates in a small food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Pulse in oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Continue to pulse until mixture begins to form a ball.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop dough, 1 tablespoon at a time, onto prepared baking sheet, forming into balls with your hands; flatten slightly. Bake for 6–8 minutes, until firm. Cool on baking sheet.

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