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Published May 2nd 2020
My husband and I have a major weakness for sugar. When we hit our 30s, we had the awakening and started taking our health more seriously. Tests confirmed that the mister is a borderline diabetic and I had gestational diabetes, both of which aren't great signs for our cravings. However, this did encourage me to use healthier, affordable and easily available alternatives to refined sugar, refined flour and butter (looking at you ! Mr Cholesterol)
Ingredients at room temperature make the cookies soft and chewy.
Line your baking tray with some baking paper and preheat the oven to 175 deg on fan-forced mode.
To make these easy delights
Add the pitted dates to a cup of boiling water. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Hot water softens the dates so that it can be mashed to a pulp. Make sure there are no lumps unless you want to bite into date chunks in your cookie.
If you have ready to use oatmeal, great! I blended some regular rolled oats, whole cloves (I did not have cinnamon powder at home) to make my oatmeal.
To this ground flour, add the baking soda cinnamon and some salt.
Beat your egg and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients- the beaten egg, the coconut oil, honey (to adjust the sweetness) and the well-mashed date pulp.
The dough will be sticky and not fun to portion. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes to reduce the moisture and make it easy to work with. You could use a scooper to scope out your cookies onto the baking paper or simply use your hands.