It’s crazy how fast time goes. I can’t believe Mardi Gras has already come and gone and that it’s already mid-February! It’s okay though, because I have these yummy snicker doodle cookies to get me through it all. 🙂
After Mardi Gras, it’s hard not to feel like a slug. You’re tired and your belly is full of drinks and some food that has definitely NOT come from nature. You’re probably thinking, “Why then, Asia, are you making cookies if you feel so gross?” Well, my friend, not only are these cookies made out of only 4 ingredients, but they’re also naturally sweet and full of fiber laden oats. So even though it’s time to get back to eating my veggies and working out daily, it doesn’t mean I have to give up some sweet treats—it’s all about balance. Try these little cookies for an energizing snack or healthy dessert, you’ll love them, I promise. The amount listed below is enough for about 5-6 small cookies, but go ahead and double the recipe if you can’t keep your hands off of them!
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 5-6 medjool dates, chopped
- Handful of dark chocolate chips (optional)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp water
- Soak the dates in warm water for about 5 minutes
- While they are soaking grind the oats in a food processor until a flour-like consistency forms
- Pour the ground oats into a separate container
- Drain the water and put the dates into the food processor, pulse until mostly smooth. You may have to stop and push down the sides. Be patient, this can take a little while
- Add in the water to the dates, pulse some more
- Add the oats and cinnamon, pulse
- If using chocolate chips, add those in last and pulse until everything is evenly distributed
- Roll the dough into small balls and place into freezer for at least 30 minutes. They should stay fresh in an airtight container in the freezer for about a week.