Cookies seem to be an important recipe with some Paleo folks ~ where are my sweets??! However, there are some that won’t even eat honey…and that’s OK…so, this recipe uses dates as a sweetener. I hope this appeals to a wider group!
6 Medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup almond meal/flour
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3.5 ounces of 72% dark chocolate
In a food processor, blend dates and almond meal.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, add dates, almond meal, pumpkin puree, egg, allspice, cinnamon, baking powder, egg and coconut flakes. Blend.
On a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, use about 2 tsp of the batter to form a ball and then push down in the center to create a “nest”. Do this about 15 times.
Cook for 10 minutes.
Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler on low.
Let cookies cool for 10 minutes. Spoon melted chocolate in the dip of each cookie. Let rest for 1 hour.