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7 Ingredient Cookie Dough Bites

dairy-free desserts gluten-free grain-free Mar 18, 2020

You know how much fun it is to eat cookie dough? It’s probably the highlight of making cookies from scratch.

The problem with most cookie dough recipes is that they contain eggs, which shouldn’t be consumed raw, unless you like gambling on salmonella.

So we created a cookie dough recipe that’s not meant to be baked into cookies. You’re supposed to enjoy the dough!

These cookie dough bites are one of our most popular recipes and they couldn’t be easier to make.

All you need is a food processor, Medjool dates, pecans (or any nut you like), freshly ground flax seed (do not buy the pre-ground flax meal as it is probably rancid), cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, and your favorite chocolate. Naturally, we use Enjoy Life chocolate chips (the minis work best in this recipe).

Here’s our quick rant on flax seeds. Flax seeds are incredibly nutritious, rich in Omega-3s, fiber, and protein. The nutritional power of the flax seed is found inside the seed as well as in the hull. However, humans cannot digest whole flax seeds, and thus they pass through the digestive tract intact. Our teeth are actually not very good at breaking the seeds open, so we need to manually grind the seeds (we use a small electric coffee grinder). Once the flax seed is ground, it can oxide and go rancid very quickly and must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. We recommend that you grind just a small amount at a time if you are unsure how much you will use each week. We go through about 3 Tbs. a day, so we can grind up a larger amount at a time.

The problem with the ground flax seed that’s sold in the market is two-fold – you don’t know how long ago it was ground (and is now probably rancid) and it isn’t stored in the refrigerated or frozen section (again, probably rancid).

Your best bet – buy them whole and store in the refrigerator. Grind as needed or enough for a few days and keep ground flax seed in am air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Ok, class dismissed!

Time to go make some awesome cookie dough bites!

Yes, dessert can be nutritious and delicious!