While these chocolate cookies are not completely sugar-free, they have no added sugar and only use dates for sweetness.

Kim

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
17
Yield:
17 cookies
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Ingredients

17
Original recipe yields 17 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place dates in a small bowl and add enough hot water to cover. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to soften.

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

  • Remove dates from water, reserving soaking liquid. Combine dates, walnuts, and vegetable oil in the bowl of a large food processor. Pulse several times until mixture forms a paste and no large chunks of dates remain; this may take several minutes. If mixture is too dry, add soaking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a paste-like consistency is reached. Add egg and vanilla extract; pulse to combine. Add oats, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Pulse until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Fold in chocolate chips; dough will be very sticky.

  • Use a medium cookie scoop to place rounded balls of dough 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Press tops of dough down with damp fingers to flatten slightly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Keep stored in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 10.9mg 4% DV; sodium 96.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
These are delicious! The consistency is light, almost like cake. I didn’t soak my dates first because they were already soft. I also used pecans in place of walnuts. The chocolate chips are essential. Maybe next time I’ll try with white chips or caramel chips. I got 18 cookies in the batch. My health-nut husband enjoys these too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2019
I made these today. We thought they were very good. I liked the dates, chocolate flavors with the Bite of chocolate chips and a little cinnamon. A soft cookie and chewy. I thought the flavors were great. I thought they were sweet enough without the adding sugar. I used pecans because I was short of walnuts and I didn’t want to go to the store. I will make them again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2019
My daughter liked them very much as they aren't quite as sweet as other cookies. Read More
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