A gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free cookie that contains only five ingredients and comes together in minutes? Now that’s a small miracle. Please don’t be skeptical – while I tend to shy away from baked goods with too many x-free, y-free qualifications (because what the heck is in them to make them taste good?) I promise you these cookies are utterly delicious. And no nasty sugar substitutes, either. These cookies are 100% date-sweetened.
There is nothing like baking your first batch of cookies in a new apartment (I moved this weekend!) to really scream “home.” That priceless cookie aroma wafting around my kitchen was just the thing to banish any lingering new-apartment smell – aka paint – for good. And then looking at my new (and dare I say perfectly organized??) kitchen with racks of cookies cooling on the counter, I felt perfectly relaxed and oh so content. Yes, there were – and still are – boxes all over the living room – but they faded into the background as I grabbed a nice cold glass of almond milk and let myself be transported to warm, gooey, peanut-butter heaven.