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!