Sure, hemp has massive potential for all types of uses in all kinds of industries. And sure, hemp production could help solve sustainability issues in textiles and provide better alternatives to certain metals. But its hard to overlook the simple fact that hemp hearts (or seeds) are just plain delicious. Packed with clean nutrients like protein and fiber, all in a low-calorie package, hemp seeds are an ideal snack.
This recipe is for easy-to-bake, buttery soft cookies. They’re vegan, completely gluten-free, and downright tasty. It makes 12 cookies, so adjust servings according to your needs.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
- 1 cup Medjool Dates - Soft, pitted
- ½ cup Peanut Butter
- 1 ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- 2 tablespoons Almond Milk
- 1 cup Oat Flour - or almond flour
- ½ cup Hemp seeds - also called hemp hearts
- Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a food processor add soft, pitted Medjool dates, peanut butter, almond milk, oat flour, vanilla, and baking powder.
- Process until a dough-like texture form - this takes a couple of minutes and you will have to stop the food processor every 30 seconds, scrape down the side of the bowl and repeat until the dough comes together. If the dough is too dry add an extra tablespoon of almond milk and process again to combine. If too wet, add an extra tablespoon of oat flour.
- Add hemp seeds and pulse to combine into the cookie dough.
- Using your hands, form the mixture into 12 cookie dough balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. They won't expand in the oven and can be close to each other on the tray.
- Use your hand to press down each ball into a cookie. The thicker the chewier and softer they get.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes in the center rack of the oven until golden brown.
- Leave to cool on the tray for 10 minutes then cool completely on a cooling rack.
- Store in a cookie jar for up to 4 days at room temperature or freeze in a sealed container.