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mini stack of hazelnut meal cookies

Hazelnut Meal Cookies

These Hazelnut Meal Cookies with chia and cocao nibs are refined sugar free, dairy free and each one is 6 grams of protein.
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 248kcal
Author Kim



  • Soak the dates in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain the excess water.
  • Make a date paste: Blitz dates in your food processor to make a paste. (If you don’t have a food processor, see note 2)
  • Add the dry ingredients, followed by the wet ingredients to the food processor. Blitz for a couple minutes until all combined. You might need to stop and start it a few times and get a spoon into the mixture to loosen it up so that it mixes everything together evenly.
  • Once mixture has come together into a cookie dough, remove from food processor into a new clean bowl.
  • Prepare cookie trays/sheets by lining with baking paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Spoon out the cookie dough with a dessert spoon and roll between your hands to form a golf ball sized ball. (Note if your hands get sticky, wash and dry thoroughly, then star rolling again)
  • Once all the dough has been rolled, you should have about 20 balls.
  • Use the back of a fork to gently press down to flatten slightly. If, after a couple, the fork begins to stick to the dough, wash it under water to remove excess dough and dry the fork and begin pressing down the balls again.
  • Once all balls have been pressed, bake in a fan oven at 160 degrees C /325 degrees F for 18 minutes
  • Let cookies cool in the baking tray once you remove them from the oven. Once cooled, place on a wire rack to come to room temperature.
  • Store cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for 3 to 4 days.


  1. Date paste without a food processor. Use a mortar and pestle if you have one, or soak the dates for extra time in the hot water, drain, and mash with a fork.
  2. The cookie dough can be made in a large mixing bowl with spoon if you don’t have a food processor. It will just take a little longer to mix all the ingredients together and of course it will be more work.
  3. Using 1 tablespoon of granulated sweetener that measures like sugar creates a good level of sweetness for my palette ie: not too sweet. If you generally like your cookies a little on the sweeter side, add an extra tablespoon of granulated sweetener.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g