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Orange Date Cookies

A soft and chewy cookie with a sweet and citrusy taste. Great for the holidays or any time of the year!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup all purpose or light spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk unsweetened
  • zest from 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates diced into small chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Using a food processor, blend the walnuts and oats until it is fine, but not completely fine like a flour. Transfer the mixture to large a bowl.
  • Add the the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and mix to combine. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the maple syrup, coconut sugar, aquafaba, milk, vanilla extract, orange extract, and orange zest until well combined.
  • Add the liquid to the dry ingredient and mix them together. Fold in the chopped dates. 
  • Scoop around 1 tbsp of the dough and form them into cookies on the baking tray. Bake on the center rack of your oven for about 16 - 18 minutes until the bottoms are golden.
  • Remove them from the oven and cool on a wire rack before serving.