Smart Sweet: Macadamia Date Cookies (2 ways!)

These are super easy to make, they can be eaten as a raw ball or as a cookie, these are great for kids (oh and adults too) as they are sweetened naturally with dried fruit which is high in calcium and iron. After they are cooled well they become chewy! ENJOY!


  • 1 cup (200 g) of macadamias
  • 5 fresh dates
  • 5 dried figs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of coconut flour
  • Pinch of Himalayan or sea salt


  1. If you want to make these into cookies verses leaving them in raw balls, preheat oven to 180 C/350 F.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until the ingredients are all ground and well combined.
  3. Take a teaspoon size amount and roll into a ball.  These can be eaten as raw balls so skip step 4.
  4. To make these into cookies flatten the balls out on a line baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12-16


  • Macadamais – any nut or for a nut free option use sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Dates and figs – any dried fruit

Calories: 120

Fat: 9g

Trans Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 5mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 8g

Protein: 1g