Alternative (flourless, eggless) chocolate chip cookie

Love cookies but hate the extra sugar and fat? Well I found this recipe on chocolatecoveredkatie.com (recipe can be found here) and had to share.

This is a great alternative chocolate chip cookie that contains oats (instead of flour) and dates (instead of white sugar). You get all of the chocolatey goodness associated with a cookie but without all of the extra calories and fat. I wouldn’t even feel guilty about eating these for breakfast. Well, maybe a little since they still contain chocolate chips.

I ended up doubling the recipe and was able to get 12 decent sized cookies which is actually perfect since it’s just Edward and I eating them. But if you’re making for a larger crowd, you may want to think about tripling or even quadrupling the recipe.

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Flourless Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Recipe slightly altered from chocolatecoveredkatie’s version
(gluten-free!)

Ingredients

3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar (don’t sub with white!)
5-7 dates (remove pits so your food processor doesn’t jam)
*Couple handfuls of chocolate chips (see note below)
1 tbsp oil or pre-melted margarine
1-2 tbsp milk of choice (start with 1)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions
Blend first 5 ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Mix with other ingredients, form into cookie shapes, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Cook 6 minutes at 375 F.

* NOTE: If you want whole chocolate chip pieces then I would suggest adding them last to your mixture.

The original recipe calls for white sugar as opposed to dates but the dates worked out just fine in my opinion (extra fiber). Plus, my fiancé even agreed the cookies tasted good and he’s probably my biggest critic when it comes to food so if he liked them, then they had to taste good.

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