Chef Naxielly Dominguez created these easy to make cookies for Latina breast cancer survivors. It is a sweet, healthy and dairy free treat. These Oatmeal & Date Cookies are it. These delicious cookies can... be ready from start to finish in 30 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oats, shredded coconut, baking soda and chopped walnuts. Make a well in the center. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the coconut oil, sugar, egg, vanilla and salt using a hand whisk. When it is well blended, pour into the well in the flour mixture and mix well with a spatula. Fold in the chopped dates.
Using 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie, spoon the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared sheets. Bake in the center of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until they are lightly browned.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. Stand the jar in a bowl of hot water to melt enough for the recipe.
Eat all sweet, sugary treats in moderation. A serving is 2 cookies.