I made these raw, nut butter "Oreos" for a Sister District Project meeting last week in Oakland and was delighted by just how satisfying this sweet, nutty, nutrient-packed treat is!
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As for these cookies...omg, they're divine. Inspired by peanut butter cookies made by Hold The Grains, these no bake, fruit sweetened and flourless cookies are a treat to feel good about.
- ½ cup sunflower butter (or alternative)
- 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
- ¼ Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 ½ cups pitted dates
- 3 tb cocoa powder
- 1 tb flax seed
- 2 tb coconut butter
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp sea salt (more to less to taste)
- Place the sunflower seeds in a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until well chopped. Transfer to a separate bowl.
- Place the dates in the food processor/high speed blender and chop. Add in the remaining ingredients, including the previously chopped seeds, and process until a dough forms.
- Place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out into a thin square. Use a round cookie cutter to cut cookies out of the dough.
- This recipe can yield 24 cookies (making 12 sandwiches), but the amount may vary by the thickness of your cookies and the size of the cookie cutter. If you don’t have a round cookie cutter, you can use a thin glass or jar.
- Place all the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and transfer to the freezer for about 10 minutes.
- Make the filling by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl and mixing well with a fork.
- Remove the chilled cookies from the freezer. Place a small dollop in the center of one cookie.
- Sandwich another cookie on top and place the sandwich back on the baking sheet. Repeat with all of the cookies.
- Let the cookies chill in the freezer 5-10 minutes or until ready to enjoy!