Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies (GF)

It was raining, dark outside, I was on my period and watching New Girl and I wanted something sweet so I went to the kitchen, followed my intuition and these bad girls came out of it. Soft, chocolate and almond cookies that can be enjoyed while they are warm or when they have cooled down. Vegan, refined sugar free, gluten-free and so incredibly decadent! Only four ingredients and all the tools you need are a fork, a plate, a bowl and the oven. For about 15 cookies you need:

100g // ¾ cup almonds 
70g // ½ cup almond meal (if you do not have almonds you can blend up some almonds finely)
30g // 5 tbsp. carob powder
200g // 1 ¼ cup fresh dates, pitted

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius // 350 Fahrenheit. 

Mash the dates one by one on a plate with a fork. 

Chop the almonds coarsely with a knife and place in a bowl. 

Add the carob and the almond meal to the bowl and mix well. 

Then add the dates to the bowl and use your hands to combine the date paste with the dry ingredients. 

You can also place the ingredients in a foodprocessor and blend until combined.

Once combined take a spoonful of the dough, roll into a ball and press flat with your palms and fingers. If the dough is too sticky wet your hands to make the dough easier to work with. 

Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. 

Place them in the oven for 10 minutes. 

As mentioned, they can be enjoyed warm or allow them cool.