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Date-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

prep:25 minutes
cook:15 minutes
ready in:40 minutes
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  • Serves: 12 cookies
  • Calories: 3060
  • Total Fat: 239g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 235g
  • Protein: 24g

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Yield: 12 cookies

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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. Place pitted dates in a microwave safe bowl, and pour 3 tablespoons water over top.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds, and mash with a fork.
  3. Add one more tablespoon water, microwave for another 30 seconds, and mash again.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, and continue to mash and stir until you have created a sweet, delicious date mixture.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. In a medium sized bowl, combine eggs, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt.
  7. Blend all ingredients with a hand mixer until batter is fully mixed.
  8. Form balls of dough, about the size of a tablespoon, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Press thumb into center of the dough.
  10. Fill the center with the date mixture.
  11. Bake cookies for 15 minutes.
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  1. HASarchaeology
    September 28, 2013

    How do you do 4 grams of Eggs? I don’t have any measurement cup for gram. How many eggs are equivalent to 4 grams?

    1. September 30, 2013

      That was definitely a typo! Sorry about that!

  2. [email protected]
    May 7, 2014

    Roughly how many cookies will this make? I need to bring some to a meeting, and I want to have enough!

    1. Kara McCartney
      Kara McCartney
      May 9, 2014

      It makes 12 cookies. Good luck! -Kara

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