A Date with Coconut Cookies

I was in the mood for a cookie.  We rarely keep packages of cookies in the house, so I had to make some.  With the ingredients I had handy, this is what I came up with.  They went down well.

2 dates rolled in coconutcookie (1)

1 tsp. chia seed

1/4 c. coconut flour

dash of sea salt

1 packet Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter (about 2 T)

1 T. water

In the trusted Vitamix place chia, dates, and coconut flour.  Turn to medium-low speed.  Allow these ingredients to turn into a sandy texture, which should only take about 30 seconds.  This mixture will clump together when pinched with your fingers.  Pour the sandy textured dough out into a small bowl and then add a packet of almond butter and water.  Work the dough until everything is incorporated, it will be a tad dry, but still hold together well.  Separate the final dough into 10-12 small balls, place on a parchment lined baking sheet and firmly press down to flatten into a cookie shape.  Sprinkle with a touch of coarse sea salt for a nice salty-sweet combination.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.  These cookies are caramel-ly, salty, sweet, and chewy.