Sunday, February 5, 2017

Almond Date Cookies - Part II


For those who wish to have different flavors and perhaps a bit less fiber in their cookies, this is a triple batch of the Almond Date Cookies recipe with some slight alterations.

In the Vita-Mix or blender:
15 pitted dates
3 cups water
1/4 cup chia seeds

Blend until well mixed. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (A departure from the original. This will keep the temperature constant throughout the baking process)

Add:
5-6 cups of almond meal (can be nut-free with something like quinoa flour)

Stir often and see if the batter is thick enough after 5 cups. If not, add the 6th.

Scoop 2 cups of the mixture into a second bowl and add 2 tsps of ground cinnamon. Stir well. Spread this out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake 25 minutes before flipping and baking another 25 minutes.

Scoop 2 cups of the mixture into a second bowl and add 1 1/2 tsps of ground ginger. Stir well. Spread this out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake 25 minutes before flipping and baking another 25 minutes.

The rest can be baked as is, or add your own desired flavor - like maybe 1/2 bag of chocolate chips.

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