This is almost exactly the same as the Whole Foods Market “No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies” recipe.
- 3/4 cup pitted dates
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon orange oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Put dates into a medium bowl, cover with hot water and set aside to let soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid, and then drain dates well.
In a food processor, pulse oats until coarsely ground; transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
Transfer dates and reserved 1/2 cup soaking liquid to food processor and purée until smooth. Add date mixture, almond butter, coconut, orange zest and juice, cinnamon and salt to bowl with oats and knead together to make a dough.
Roll dough into 24 balls, transferring them to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray as done. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.