A little reminiscent of a macaroon, these cookies are made from yummy healthy ingredients. For a delicious end product, you will need to use TINY dried date pieces. I realize these are not available everywhere, and that is why I have not shared this recipe sooner; however, it seems a shame to miss out on a fun treat! So, if you do not have tiny date pieces where you live, maybe you could chop some larger date pieces up until they are about 1/8th to a scant 1/4th” in size, or get your health-food market to order them for you. They can be used in so many ways, not the least of which is your morning cereal!
They can be left mounded from the scoop-release, or you can flatten the top with a glass, but do not make them as thin as a regular cookie as you want them to remain moist in the middle.
2 cups unsweetened macaroon coconut
1 1/3 cups TINY dried date pieces
3/4 cup chocolate or carob chips–preferably mini chips or chop smaller
1/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour–oat flour for GF
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 tbsp dry quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla