The other day I found myself in a pinch with no time to run to the store and the need for a last minute batch of cookies. So I opened up the cabinet to see what I had, did a bit of research and – voila! – these easy peasy three ingredient cookies were born. Feel free to use whatever nut butter you like. I wanted to try these with almond butter but I didn’t have a full cup so I opted for peanut butter.They are chewy, soft and so rich in flavor. I really love how simple this recipe is. It’s just dates, peanut butter and eggs. But with recipes that use such few ingredients it’s very important to use high quality ones if you want the product to really shine. For example, when buying nut butter always look at what’s in it. Does it say: Roasted peanuts, sugar, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (cottonseed, soybean and rapeseed) and salt? If so, you want to avoid this type of nut butter because it contains many unnecessary added fats and sugars. And luckily these days, buying good quality nut butter doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. Trader Joes and even Costco have some great options for healthier nut butters.It’s as simple as throwing everything in a food processor and blending. I would imagine these would make amazing ice cream sandwich cookies but for now these are amazing on their own. Of course you can try making this ice cream and sandwich it between these cookies….Ok, I may need to try this. You can also add chocolate chips or keep it simple like I did. But if you have 15 minutes and these ingredients you must try them! Recipe:
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 large organic egg or two small organic eggs
- In a food processor add dates and process until a sticky, well blended dough forms.
- Add peanut butter and eggs and process again. You may need to scrape down the sides and blend again making sure everything is well combined. *you can also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract here
- Line a tray with parchment paper and non-stick spray. Using a small ice cream scooper form cookies on the tray. You should have around 11 cookies. Spray a fork with non-stick spray (this will help the fork from sticking when patting down the cookies). The cookies will not spread more than you flatten them so go both directions with the fork and flatten them.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until they start to get a tad golden brown. Let cool and enjoy