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Chocolate cake cookies

Prep Time

20 minutes

Prep Notes

Soak dates in hot water for 10 minutes.

Cooking Time

11-15 minutes


15 cookies


1 c. almond butter

½ c. cocoa powder

I egg

12-15 dates, pitted

¼-1/2 cup water

1 tsp. Baking soda

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

¼ tsp. salt

Optional: add ½ cup chocolate chips.  Enjoy Life brand is dairy free.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Soak dates in hot water for 10 minutes.
  3. Blend ( I did this with a hand mixer, but you could use a food processor as well) almond butter, cocoa powder, egg, dates, vanilla, baking soda, and salt on high until well blended.  You may need to a little water to make it not as thick. I ended up using 1/2 cup (but it’s really dry here).  Depending on where you live you might need less.
  4. Bake for11-15 minutes.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Enjoy!


It’s that simple.  These have a delicious cake-like texture and really satisfy a chocolate craving without a bunch of sugary or unhealthy ingredients.