Better-Than-Scout Cookies

prep:20 minutes
cook:16 minutes
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  • Serves: 12
  • Calories: 261
  • Total Fat: 21g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Protein: 3g
Scout cookies are a grown-up version of the popular Girl Scout Samoa, and this homemade version will beat any samoa craving!

Serves: 12

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Process

Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Scout cookies are a grown-up version of the popular Girl Scout Samoa, and this homemade version will beat any samoa craving!
  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S blade, pulse the walnuts 7-10 times until they are finely chopped.
  3. Transfer the chopped walnuts to a large mixing bowl and stir together with almond flour, coconut, flax, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of the food processor, combine the dates, egg, honey, vanilla and butter or oil. Process until smooth. If you still see flecks of date, that's ok, but make sure there are no large chunks left.
  5. Pour the wet (food processor) mixture into the dry mixture that you set aside and stir to thoroughly combine.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to portion the dough into 4-tablespoon mounds. Use your palm to gently flatten the top into a thick disc. Place the cookies 2" apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 16-20 minutes (mine took exactly 18) until golden brown. Cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once the cookies are cooled, drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies. The easiest way to do this is to pour the melted chocolate into a small zip top bag, seal it, and snip the corner off of the bag so that you can use it as a piping bag. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Our recipes are created using Paleo, Primal and Gluten-free guidelines. Learn more about our diet and lifestyle at www.primalpalate.com.

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    1. SarahWollman
      January 9, 2016

      These are delicious. There is a fine line between being perfectly done and burnt. I made them smaller than it calls for an bakes at 350 for 13 minutes. This also made about 30 cookies.

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