No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies
ingredients
all
3/4 cup. Medjool dates
3 cups GF rolled oats
1 1/2 cups smooth almond butter
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 each orange
zest and juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup 100% all-fruit preserves
such as cherry, apricot, or fig
These cookies are easy to make and great for kids. You can even use fresh, seasonal fruit instead of the preserves.
1
Put dates in a medium bowl, cover with hot water, and set aside to soak for 10-15 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of soaking liquid, and then drain dates well.
2
In a food processor, pulse the oats until coarsely ground; transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
3
Transfer dates and reserved 1/2 cup soaking liquid to food processor and purée until smooth.
4
Add date mixture, almond butter, coconut, orange zest and juice, cinnamon and salt to bowl with oats and knead together to make a dough.
5
Roll dough into 24 balls, transferring them to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray as done.
6
Make an indentation in the middle of each cookie by pressing down with your thumb.
7
Spoon a bit of the fruit preserves into each indentation and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
source: Whole Foods Market "Health Starts Here"
notes
No cook time but need to chill for at least 1 hour