For the cookie dough
Mix the melted butter, ¼ cup of the date paste, 3 tablespoons of almond milk and the vanilla extract together in a medium bowl.
Add the flour and stir until combined. (If your dough is too crumbly, add 1 tablespoon of almond milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached).Fold in your chocolate chips.
Grab a spoon and enjoy or store in the fridge for up to a week.
For the date paste
Soak the Medjool Dates in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
Place the Medjool Dates in a food process or high-speed blender with 2 tablespoons of the soaking water, and blend until a thick paste forms. (Add more water if necessary.)*
*Store extra date paste in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for later use.
*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.