I named these "Cinnamon Roll" Cookies because they made my house smell like cinnamon rolls were baking in the oven! And, these are the closest thing to having a cinnamon roll that I've tasted in years! Yummy! These cookies are chewy and not overly sweet, and the recipe below is based on this recipe from TheNourishingHome.com

Makes ~ 15 small cookies


2 cups of walnuts
10 Medjool dates, pitted
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1 TBSP coconut oil, melted
1 TBSP pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Place walnuts and dates in food processor and pulse until coarsely ground.

Add cinnamon, salt, oil and vanilla; and pulse until well-combined and dough starts to stick together.

Form dough into 15 balls with your hands, using a Tablespoon measuring spoon for sizing.

Flatten each ball with your hands to form a cookie shape, and place onto cookie sheet.

If you'd prefer the "ridged" look shown here, then VERY gently press the back of a fork into each cookie in both directions. Don't press hard at all or your fork will stick to the dough.

Bake 8-10 minutes, until the dough looks a bit dry and lighter in color. Set baking sheet onto a cooling rack and allow cookies to cool completely. We also enjoy these refrigerated for an even chewier texture!



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Comment by Michelle Georges on June 25, 2012 at 4:25pm
Christy what are medjool dates? And where do you find them? Are they like figs and you scoop the inside out?

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