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Coconut Date Cookies (To Die For)

Posted May 19 2008 5:03pm
I may have just tasted the most delicious recipe I have ever created! I am totally impressed with these cookies (and myself)!

Coconut Date Cookies (to die for)

Mal gave the perfect description for these cookies: "You know what they remind me of... those Girl Scout cookies with the coconut... the Samoas... only without the chocolate. Delicious! They're just really good." (He ate 5 of them with a glass of milk.)

Coconut Date Cookies
Makes 12 cookies

1 cup pitted dates (approximately 15-20 whole dates; make sure measuring cup is full)
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar (I used 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar)
1 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup soy milk

1. Put all ingredients in a blender/food processor, and blend well until there are no large date pieces.
2. Portion mixture into 1 inch balls, place on greased cookie sheet, and flatten with the back of a spoon/spatula.
3. Cook for 10-12 minutes on 350 degrees.
4. Remove from oven and cool on cookie rack.

Samoas Option: Melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave. Using a fork dipped in the melted chocolate, drizzle on top of cookies (cookies should be cool).


**I recommend storing these cookies in the refrigerator. Mine were really sticky this morning after leaving them out on the kitchen counter all night. I guess I don't like my cookies sticky!

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