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These cookies were designed for children, with walnut oil to provide essential fatty acids for brain development, sesame seeds for calcium and raisins for extra energy. The oatmeal provides sustained energy as if they need it!

These cookies were designed for children, with walnut oil to provide essential fatty acids for brain development, sesame seeds for calcium and raisins for extra energy. The oatmeal provides sustained energy as if they need it! These cookies are also sugar free, and spelt flour can also be used as a substitute for wheat.

1 cup (250 ml) pitted dates
1 cup (250 ml) orange juice
1/4 cup (60 ml) expeller-pressed,unrefined walnut oil
3 cups (750 ml) rolled oats
1 cup (250 ml) whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1ml) ground cloves
1/4 tsp (1ml) grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp (1ml) ground ginger
1 cup (250 ml) raisins
1 cup (250 ml) sesame seeds
1/2 cup (125 ml) expeller-pressed, unrefined walnut oil

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil 2 baking sheets. In a blender, add the dates, juice and 1/4 cup (60 ml) of walnut oil. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, and spices. Mix well before adding the raisins and sesame seeds. Stir in the 1/2 cup (125 ml) of walnut oil. Add the blended dates to the oatmeal mixture and stir well. Mould each cookie in the palm of your hand and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until cookies are brown around the edges. Cool on a rack.

Source: alive #251, September 2003

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