High-protein, organic cookies for the paleo connoisseur.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Combine almond flour, dates, cherries, walnuts, chia seeds, baking soda, and sea salt in a large bowl; whisk to blend. Add coconut oil, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract; blend well with a spoon or fork until dough comes together.

  • Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets with a small cookie scoop.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 15 minutes. Turn off oven and let cookies sit with oven door closed, about 10 minutes more. Remove from oven and let cool.

Cook's Notes:

Use dates and dried cherries with no sugar added.

Omit maple syrup for the Paleo or "Whole 30" version of these cookies.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 12.3g; fat 13g; cholesterol 7.8mg; sodium 66.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2016
Excellent recipe! I did lower the temperature to 325 and increase the cooking time to 25 minutes so that I could just leave the oven on and bake a second batch. Will definitely be baking these again! So easy and tasty! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2016
Excellent recipe! I did lower the temperature to 325 and increase the cooking time to 25 minutes so that I could just leave the oven on and bake a second batch. Will definitely be baking these again! So easy and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2016
These are good - a nice healthy alternative to white flour/sugar cookies. I omitted the maple syrup but added in some chopped up 70% cacao chocolate bar. I will definitely be making these again. Glad I found them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2019
These are SO good and I love the no added sugar option! Without the added liquid from the maple syrup though the dough is pretty crumbly (I had to work it through with my hands). I added coconut flakes for even more crunch. So delicious as a "Whole 30" breakfast scone or as a dessert drizzled with almond butter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2019
I made this with a few changes given what I had in the house. I used 1/2 cup dried less sugar cranberries instead of cherries. Instead of dates I added chocolate chips. I had sesame seeds so I put them in instead of chia. I also lowered the temp to 325 degrees. Hubbie and I enjoyed them tremendously. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2019
These were delicious. I didn t have all the ingredients so subbed dried apricots for the dates and 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp almond extract for the vanilla. I loved them! Great recipe to use as a base for other flavors. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2020
They tasted good but were quite crumbly. I might try puréed dates next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2020
was nice and quick to do given you have the ingredients. I searched for almond flour dates recipes... this was very intriguing and tastes amazing given no added sugar Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
I was looking for a simple date cookie recipe that didn't include sugar... and though I don't need gluten-free nor paleo, this cookie turned out amazingly! I followed the baking instructions exactly and the cookies were slightly crispy on the bottom/edges and perfectly flaky (not too dry) in the middle. For the recipe, I used olive oil instead of coconut oil, and I omitted the cherries, walnuts, maple syrup, vanilla... it was still perfect! I will be making these again. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2020
Dang these are delicious! I can't make any recipe without messing with it just a bit so I subbed 1/2 cup of golden flax flour and since I'm not really watching calories or sugar I added a touch more maple syrup. Everything else was the same. I took other reviewers advice and cooked them at 325 for 25 since I was doing 2 consecutive batches. They're quite light and held their shape nicely. They cooked perfectly golden brown on the edges and bottom. Great recipe if you're looking for something different and lower carb. Read More