December 16, 2014

Healthy Holiday Treat: 4 ingredient cookies

I developed these cookies at the last moment before a party we hosted this past weekend. They were such a huge hit that I decided to share the recipe with you.

If you like to make party favors or treats for friends and neighbors, this wholesome, simple option will keep everyone healthy and smiling through the intensity of the holidays.

Remember to keep mindfulness and exercise alive during the this time. This practice could be as simple as taking a deep breath in and out before each meal and going for a walk once a day.

The more you can maintain routines in the midst of chaotic times, the healthier and happier you will be on the other side.

Be well and stay in touch!

Wholesome 4 Ingredient Cookies

You will need equal parts of:
Any nut or seed (I like roasted almonds, walnuts, or sunflower seeds)
Dates, pitted
Shredded coconut
Unsweetened applesauce

GET CREATIVE: add cinnamon; use dried apricots instead of dates.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Oil a cookie sheet with sunflower or coconut oil.

Place all ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender.
Blend until a thick dough results.

Coat the palms of your hands with a bit of oil to prevent sticking.
Roll small balls of dough between your palms and place them on the cookie sheet.

Once all the dough is rolled, wash your hands.

Using the back of a fork, flatten each cookie.
Bake for 15 minutes.



coppsky said...

they sound delicious...and low carb, but - any idea what the sugar content is per cookie? i have high blood sugar blues!
thanks for all your yummie healthy recipes.

Lisa Mase said...

Hi there! I am not positive about the sugar content, but it is relatively low. Dates have natural sugar, which metabolizes much more slowly than processed sugar. Also, the almonds contain a great deal of protein, which tempers any blood sugar spike. In short, I think you will not incur any blood sugar blues. Does that make sense?

Ben Bashore said...

I want to use tahini. Any experience with that?

Lisa Mase said...

Hi Ben. Tahini would be wonderful, but is a bit bitter and might make them gooey. Try half tahini and half almonds for best flavor and consistency.

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