No Bake Almond Butter Cookies
I love to bake but I also love to NOT BAKE. Sometimes being able to throw a few things in a bowl and have a cookie sitting in front of you within 10 minutes kicks baking to the curb. These FIVE ingredient babes do just that. They are a different take on an OG of the cookie world but have been simplified to the max and upgraded with extra protein + no refined sugar.
They keep in the fridge and taste perfect just removed and enjoyed immediately. They're a favorite of my kid's and make a perfect afternoon snack. I have a feeling you won't miss the warmth of their well known baked counterparts one bit. Enjoy with a booch or glass of almond milk.
1 cup almond flour (or meal, its just personal preference)
6 dates (roughly 1 cup)
1/2 cup almond butter
2 scoops collagen peptides
1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
Add dates to a food processor or blender + blend until they come together into almost a paste.
Next, add in the almond flour, almond butter, collagen + vanilla.
Process all together in the blender until well combined.
Spoon out the dough and roll into roughly 1 inch sized balls.
Place on a tray lined with parchment paper.
Press down gently on each ball with a fork in both a vertical and horizontal direction.
Store in a glass container in the fridge!
**If the dough doesn't come together easily in the blender, you may need to add an extra spoon of almond butter or even a dash of almond milk. **It can help to chill dough for 5-10 minutes in the fridge prior to rolling