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Recipes » Desserts » Easy Oatmeal Holiday Cookies
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  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 ½ cups of nut butter (no added oil/sugar)
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • ¼ cup unsweetened chopped dried cherries
  • 3 Tbsp of unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. In a bowl, soak the dates in hot water (just enough to cover them) for 15 minutes.
  • 3. Pour out about ½ the water from the dates and put the remaining water and dates in a blender. Blend until a paste forms.
  • 4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • 5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 6. Roll the dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons per cookie), drop on parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  • 7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • 8. Let cool completely (they will firm up as they cool).
  • 9. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

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