Courageous Coconut Cookies

Courageous Coconut Cookies

9 medjool dates, pits removed
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 1/2 cups finely shredded coconut flakes, unsweetened

1) In a food processor, add the pitted dates, coconut oil, and coconut milk. Process until the mixture turns into a smooth paste. * Kid Job: Teach your little ones how to remove the pits from the dates. Kids can press the buttons on the food processor and watch it go!

2) In a medium-sized mixing bowl add the shredded coconut and date mixture. Stir the mixture together until well blended. Using your hands, form the mixture into a ball. * Kid Job: Pour in the coconut, help to stir the mixture, use their hands to form the mixture into a ball. They might need a little help getting the coconut and date mixture evenly mixed.

3) Grease a pastry board or other flat surface with a little more coconut oil and place the ball onto the flat surface. Cover the coconut mixture with plastic wrap to avoid sticking to the rolling pin. Using a rolling pin, roll the mixture out until it's around 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies by using a small round cookie cutter.

* Kid Job: Help to roll out the cookies and to cut them with the cookie cutter!

Makes approximately 15-20 cookies

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From: Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship by Sarah Fragoso
Reprinted with permission from Victory Belt Publishing
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