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School Cookies


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My kids have been sick this week. My little boy has been sobbing ‘Mumma’ and hanging out on my hip. My little girl has been worn out, unhappy and wanting her vibrant self back. I have been completely exhausted! Thank goodness my amazing Mother is here looking after us and, as always, my robust and resilient man is keeping the wheels turning.
There are some incredible Mothers and Fathers out there, caring for their sick babies’ day in and day out. I understand that they do not have a choice, but still the strength inside them is admirable. I cannot imagine the pain of it, the constant heartbreak and the desperation. I will be completely honest and say that I find it hard enough dealing with common, low grade illnesses. I dare not imagine the load that some families have been forced to carry.
It has left me imagining a world without illness, a world where we all wake feeling fresh and revitalised each day. A world where personalities are not clouded by ill health, medications  or food intolerances and a world where parents do not have to see their little ones suffer.
What a fine world this would be!

 School Cookies

1/2 cup hulled tahini

6 medjool dates, seeds removed

1/2 cup rolled oats

Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a tray with baking paper.

Place the ingredients into the blender or food processor, quickly pulse to combine. Using damp hands shape the mixture into cookies. Place on the tray and bake for 12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!

Makes 8 cookies.

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Kate G February 27, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Hi, can I substitute nut butter for the tahini? And if so, what measurement. Thanks so much, I can’t wait to try these.
Kate G

Bianca Slade February 28, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Hi Kate, I would sub with equal quantities. Be sure to let me know how you go. Many thanks!

Donna February 27, 2014 - 8:20 pm

Hi can you tell me where you buy your me jolted dates from? I’ve not seen them anywhere. Thanks Donna

Bianca Slade February 28, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Hi Donna, the medjool dates are in the fresh produce section of the supermarket, often near the strawberries. I hope you find them, they are divine!

lucy February 27, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Hi Donna, i found the medjool dates at Aldi

Adelle February 28, 2014 - 8:51 am

Any ideas on what I can substitute the oats with??

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Nicole March 5, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Hi Bianca. I finally made one of your recipes after drooling over them in my Facebook feed for a few weeks! I made these with a mix of almond butter, unhulled tahini, coconut mana/butter, oats and dates and dried figs. I added a few drops of vanilla stevia because I am still battling my sugar addiction. YUM! I might even leave some for the kids 😉 And the possibilities are endless. Thank you for your inspiringly simple and whole recipes. Going to make the Salmon Patties tomorrow night. Nicole

Bianca Slade March 8, 2014 - 10:19 am

Thank you!! I really appreciate the feedback. I hope you enjoy the salmon patties.

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Treeno October 5, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Love these – made them to recipe. They are really filling and wholesome. Not sweet enough for my kiddies though. Just for me 🙂 I made them with unhulled tahini as I couldn’t find any hulled?

Bianca Slade October 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

Thank you. I think you will like them even more if you can get your hands on hulled. It is readily available in the health section of the supermarket. I hope this helps.

Treeno October 21, 2014 - 1:25 pm

You are right! I found the hulled, they were better! Ate the whole lot in a day! 🙂

Bianca Slade October 26, 2014 - 7:21 am

Fabulous!! Thank you for the feedback. x

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