These cookies are easy to make and great for kids. You can even use fresh, seasonal fruit instead of the preserves.
|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.|
|In a food processor, pulse the oats until coarsely ground; transfer to a large bowl and set aside.|
|Transfer dates and reserved 1/2 cup soaking liquid to food processor and purée until smooth.|
|Add date mixture, almond butter, coconut, orange zest and juice, cinnamon and salt to bowl with oats and knead together to make a dough.|
|Roll dough into 24 balls, transferring them to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray as done.|
|Make an indentation in the middle of each cookie by pressing down with your thumb.|
|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"
No cook time but need to chill for at least 1 hour