These Peanut Butter Date Cookies are the easiest cookies you’ll ever make. They’re sugar-free, gluten-free, require just four ingredients, and you don’t even need a bowl!
I have been rushing around like a mad woman!
But, I have had so much fun preparing for my sisters bridal weekend. Today, one of the tasks my mom and I had to (wanted to) check off our to-do list was to get our nails done. Warning…this gets graphic.
Okay, so my middle toenail on my right foot came off from running recently. If you don’t run, this is completely disgusting and too much information for you. If you are an avid runner, you get it. Either way, my toenail is gone and I had to awkwardly explain to the nail technician why my toenail was missing. But, she just politely laughed and painted over the area, making it appear as though nothing was missing. Don’t worry, no photo will be shared.
I had 20 minutes to spare today and wanted to whip up a quick batch of peanut butter cookies. We are having a ton of family come into town tomorrow and Friday, and I think it’s nice to have little snacks and desserts for people when they visit. Whether my Cuban grandfather will reach for peanut butter and date cookies, I don’t know, but it’s worth a try.
Hi, friends! I’m coming at you with a recipe repurpose. I made these Peanut Butter Date Cookies in April 2015, and decided they needed a makeover. I think you’d agree – here’s an original photo:
I thought these bad boys deserved some routine maintenance – they’re so frickin’ good and so ridiculously easy. Not to mention, they’re good for you! These cookies are
QUICK (15 mins)
This time I used crunchy peanut butter, and although everything is run through a food processor, it did make a bit of a textural difference (in a good way!). Definitely try it out if you have some!
These cookies remind me of my college days, my pre-food blogger days, when I would make healthier desserts all. the. time. I have SUCH a sweet tooth, and I had so much more time on my hands in those days, so I was constantly baking and experimenting. I guess food blogging was my destiny!
I’m such a sucker for a yummy treat to enjoy while relaxing the night, especially if it’s got healthy, wholesome ingredients. Don’t get me wrong – I could go for some of these or this at any time, but sometimes ya gotta take a break from the indulgences (because moderation, duh).
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- 1 cup natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet.
- Put dates into a food processor and process until crumbles form.
- Add in peanut butter, vanilla, and egg.
- Continue blending until a ball forms.
- Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out dough. Roll with your hands into a ball then press to flatten.
- Press each cookie with a fork to form a criss-cross (optional).
- Bake for 10 minutes.
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