Easy Oatmeal Holiday Cookies
What You'll Need
1 cup pitted dates
1 16 oz jar of nut butter (no added oil/sugar)
2 cups of rolled oats
¼ cup unsweetened chopped dried cherries
3 Tbsp of unsalted/no added oil pistachios
2 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
How to Make It
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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