I recieve a lot of requests from friends and family members on sugar-free recipes and let me tell you, that is easier said than done. I’m not a believer in artificial sweeteners (like Splenda), so trying to find a natural way to sweeten desserts is no easy task.
So I’ve recently discovered the glory that is date paste and I am in love! What a perfect natural sweetener to add to baked desserts!
These cookies are the perfect example of a simple recipe consisting of date paste. I just can’t get enough!
Coconut Date Cookies
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup vegan butter
- 1/2 cup date paste (Here is the recipe I used)
- half a flax egg recipe (1/2 tbsp ground flax+ 1 1/2 tbsp water)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a small/medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.
In a different medium-sized bowl, mix together the butter and date paste. Next, add the flax egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
Add the flour mixture into the butter/date paste mixture and mix until fully combined. Then, add the coconut and mix again.
Scoop up chunks of the cookie dough and drop on a lined cookie sheet and flatten them down slightly.
Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
*Makes 10-12 small cookies.
Have a great weekend!