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Date-Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Date-Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-free)

This post is sponsored by Alter Eco Chocolate. Find more on www.alterecofoods.com/.

Cookies that are fruit sweetened, made with only six ingredients, and ready to eat in 20 minutes.

Need I say more?

I’ve been making these cookies for years. I remember I first made them when I went vegan three years ago, and they’ve been my staple cookie ever since. Of course, I still love my sugar filled and soft baked chocolate chip cookies and all of it’s wonderful varieties, but I’m not always in the mood for a classic cookie - most of the time, really, I crave heathy treats. And what’s better than a truly healthy cookie? Like, you can literally eat these for breakfast.

I know I have.

So - with a few simple ingredients and a few minutes to spare, you can whip up these peanut butter cookies that are to. die. for. I also took the liberty to dip them in my favorite dark chocolate from Alter Eco because that’s just who I am.

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Date- Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup medjool dates

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup oat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 Tbsp plant milk

1 bar Alter Eco chocolate (melted)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a food processor, blend up the oats to make your oat flour (unless you use store-bought) and set aside. In the same food processor, blend up the dates until they form a paste, and add the remaining ingredients and blend until your cookie dough has formed. Roll out your cookies and flatten them using a fork - bake for about 12-13 minutes, allowing them to cool before dipping in dark chocolate.

Dates make these cookies chewy and sweet.

Dates make these cookies chewy and sweet.

Dip these cookies in Alter Eco dark chocolate for the ultimate treat!

Dip these cookies in Alter Eco dark chocolate for the ultimate treat!

The cookie dough, ready to be rolled out.

The cookie dough, ready to be rolled out.

Roll out the cookie dough into balls and flatten with a fork.

Roll out the cookie dough into balls and flatten with a fork.

Pop them into the oven!

Pop them into the oven!

Baked to golden perfection!

Baked to golden perfection!

Dip them into dark chocolate and sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.

Dip them into dark chocolate and sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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