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Side note:

Yes, I’ve gone back to the old blog header.

This change isn’t permanent. Currently I’m working with a web designer the most patient person in the world to completely overhaul the site’s layout, making it much more user-friendly (including a print option for the recipes). Hopefully it will all be completed soon. New year, new blog?

Now back to your regularly-scheduled cookies…

pecan pie energy bites

Pecan pie cookies you can make in minutes.

Delicious and good for you at the same time. If you’ve ever had a pecan pie Larabar, that’s exactly what these pecan pie energy bites taste like.

raw pecan pie bites!

(No bake) Pecan Pie Cookie Dough Balls you can make in minutes.


Pecan Pie Babies

(raw and gluten-free)

  • 1/2 cup raw pecans (For all substitutions on this recipe, see nutrition link below) (52g)
  • packed 1 cup pitted dates (I use Sunmaid, found in regular grocery stores near the raisins, as they are softer and stickier than the ones found in natural food stores.) (160g)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: chocolate chips (or mini chips, or a piece of your favorite chocolate bar)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until it makes a crumbly dough. (You can add the optional chocolate chips either before or after blending.) Pour crumbles into a bag and smush into one big ball. Remove from bag and form little balls. Or you can make bars or cookie-cuttered shapes if you prefer. This can also be made in a Magic Bullet: halve the recipe for best blending in a bullet.

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pecan pie energy bites

Question of the Day:

Christmas is coming up too quickly, and I have quite a few cookie recipes left to post, meaning some of them will have to wait until next year.

If you have a preference, please let me know which ones you’d most like to see:

  • Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
  • Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
  • Cookies in a Jar
  • Cake Batter Macaroons

Link of the Day:

reeses peanut butter cups-- healthy makeover!
….Chocolate Monkey Bites

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Maddy says:

    I’m sure the new header/blog design will be great! I’ll be sure to try those cookies today… They look too good to wait any longer than 24 hours! 😉 As for your recipes, I’m torn between the cookies in a jar, the mint chocolate cookies, and the cake batter maroons!!! They all sound soooooo goodddddd….. 😀

  2. Michelle says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cutouts!

  3. Jen P. says:

    I’m looking forward to the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cutouts! Can’t wait to see the new blog, I’m sure it will look fabulous!

  4. Anna says:

    I’d really like to see Chocolate Quinoa Cookies. And Cake Batter Macaroons, too, if you have time.

  5. Marley says:

    chocolate quinoa cookies sound interesting!

    1. Cryssy says:

      They sound amazing!

      1. Caitie says:

        Chocolate quinoa cookies please!

  6. Rachel Ki says:

    Chocolate quinoa cookie please!
    Katie, you are such an inspiration. I recently switched to veganism and your blog is such a help. I also get bashed a lot because I’m naturally very thin. I love your blog so much!

  7. Sarah says:

    Cut out cookies, yes please!

    1. Kate says:

      Seconded, but please include icing too. We don’t do sugar and would love a healthier alternative of the classic iced sugar cookies. Love your blog!

      1. Julia says:

        I fourth this! :)

      2. Jules says:

        I would looovvvveee to see a buttercream icing, or just any icing that your delicious little mind comes up with, for sugar cookies. Icings are always the hardest (for me)!

  8. Brittany says:

    Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  9. Julia says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cutouts! But with healthy icing too maybe? I have been really wanting to make sugar cookies with my mom but I wanted a healthy recipe to do it! :) And btw I love your old header! It’s so cute! 😀

  10. Janie Kaiser says:

    i want them all to be posted! but I will settle for mint-chocolate chip and chocolate quinoa!

  11. You are driving me crazy! Pecans are so hard to get where I live – but they taste great!

  12. Mint Chocolate Chip cookies! And these pecan bites look delicious, and very healthy! I’m loving pecans at this time of year.

  13. Emma says:

    Macaroons please! :)

  14. Erin says:

    Cookies in a jar sound interesting :)

  15. Freddie says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-outs, please! And Chocolate Quinoa Cookies sound good, too! Thanks for all the cookie recipes, Katie!

  16. Melissa says:

    I’d love to see the recipe for the chocolate quinoa cookies.

  17. Lauren says:

    The cut out cookies and the cookies in jars would be my top two, because they’re the ones that seem most “Christmasy”, you know?

  18. Anonymous says:

    CUT OUTS! :)

  19. Angie says:

    I would appreciate you posting recipes for either the flourless sugar cookie cut-outs or the macaroons. Thanks.

  20. Deborah says:

    My whole family is voting for mint chocolate chip. Mint just screams Christmas to me. : )

  21. CheeseGirlPA says:

    If the recipe is what I think it is, ‘Cookies In A Jar’ sounds like a very good gift idea…which is always helpful with Christmas quickly approaching! I am picturing a healthy version of those cookie mixes in a jar, where the ingredients are pre-measured and layered with the instructions attached. Then all you have to do is mix with the liquid as directed and bake. It may not be what you were planning though, idk! And if not, it really won’t matter, because anything you post will be eagerly anticipated! (;

    1. Godelieve says:

      I second this! Also: Cake Batter Macaroons sound delicious!

  22. Ruth says:

    quinoa cookies pretty please!

  23. Anonymous says:

    mint chocolate chip ALL THE WAY

  24. Katiem97 says:

    Sugar cookie cutouts, cookies in a jar, and cake batter macaroons!!!

  25. Shawnee says:

    Cake batter macaroons and mint chocolate chip cookies please!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs and Cookies in a Jar!!

    1. Inspired says:

      Me too! I was going to write the same thing. :)

      1. Kimber says:

        Yes, flourless sugar cookie cut-outs please!!! My mom and I make these every year and they are sooo many calories due to the flour content. I also can’t have eggs so I have switched to using an egg replacer and that has made the dough a little tougher to work with due to the dryness of using the egg replacer powder.

  27. Katie says:

    Chocolate quinoa cookies sound so intriguing!!

  28. Imogen says:

    Flour less sugar cookies and the Cake batter macaroons please :) Can’t wait to see the new website!

  29. Andie says:

    OMG! I would LOVE to see mint-chocolate chip cookies (I can only imagine the yumminess of the dough!) or cookies in a jar!

  30. Amy says:

    These look awesome! I can’t wait to make them. Also, my oven is broken so I was wondering what other recipes (besides the cookie dough dip – already made that!) I could make that don’t require an oven. Thanks (:

    Oh, and the cookies in the jar sound AMAZING!

  31. Anonymous says:

    mint chocolate chip all the way!

  32. Please, please, please do flourless sugar cookies! You would be my favorite person ever if you did! (Not that you already aren’t 😉 ) The mint chocolate cookies sound delicious too. As do the pecan pie babies. Pecan pie is one of my favorite Larabar flavors! I need to get in my kitchen sometime soon to do some cookie baking. Hopefully I’ll be able to this week.

  33. carolyn says:

    Cake batter macaroons or flourless sugar cookie cutouts

  34. The chocolate quinoa cookies sound very interesting.

  35. Dharshi says:

    I really can’t wait to try the mint-choc chip cookies and cake batter macaroons :) I am also going to make either the peanut butter sandwich bread or banana bread soon and can’t wait! All of your recipes look amaaazing Katie! :)

  36. Christina says:

    Flourless sugar cookies!!! And chocolate quinoa cookies if you have time :)

  37. Abby says:

    The cookies I would love to see the recipe for are:
    Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies ( I’m obsesed with Mint)
    Cake Batter Macaroons ( I’m also obsessed with cake batter AND macaroons;)

  38. Sunnie says:

    In order of preference:

    1. Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
    2. Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
    3. Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies
    4. Cake Batter Macaroons
    5. Cookies in a Jar

    They all sound super yummy! 😀

  39. Irene says:

    These sound so good. I’d love to see a recipe for mint chocolate chip cookies. I just bought some mint chocolate chips to make something with mint in the spirit of Christmas so that would be great.

  40. Jackie says:

    My top 3 choices in order:
    1. Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
    2.Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs (must have icing recipe too :) ! )
    3. Cookies in a Jar

    Thanks for all you do!

  41. Olivia says:

    All of them! But if I had to choose one I would pick the chocolate quinoa cookies!

  42. Linde says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies sound sooo good! Cookies in a Jar as well though, how can I choose between all these amazing ideas?!

  43. OliveraMaria@Instagram says:

    Cookies in a jar! 😀

  44. Sophie D says:

    Oooh cookies in a jar sounds interesting :)

  45. m says:

    chocolate quinoa cookies sound really interesting!!

  46. Gi says:

    I’d love to see the quinoa ones, or the “biscuits in a jar”!
    Or I’ll wait till next year…

  47. Emily says:

    Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Cookies in a Jar! I would most like to see both of these before XMas, please! Thanks for all you do Katie :)

  48. Maria says:

    Hey Katie these look delish….I just finished making a double batch of your hot fudge larabars into truffles rolled in cocoa powder, crushed pistachios, goji berries, and a version of ferrero rocher encasing a roasted hazelnut and rolled in crushed hazelnuts. They are all spectacular and will be giving them out as Christmas gifts along with your raw gingerbread men recipe but in truffle form. Im thinking now that some raw pecan cookies wouldn’t hurt either :) the worst (or maybe the best) thing that could happen is that I would have to keep them all to myself. Im not complaining either way 😀

  49. Emily says:

    cookies in a jar and cake batter macaroons!

  50. Anonymous says:

    Mint chocolate chip!!!!

  51. Tessa Mahlow says:

    mint chocolate is always good, but i’ve never seen a recipe for quinoa cookies, so i’m rooting for that one. merry christmas!

  52. i definitely want to see some flourless sugar cookie cutouts so i can make them on Christmas eve! :)

  53. kristyn says:

    quinoa cookies would be rad! also- a vegan version of my favorite dessert would be amazing! i’m obsessed with flourless chocolate cake…it’s the most decadent chocolate dessert ever and if you could make a vegan version that would be so cool!

  54. Violet says:

    suh-weet, i’ve just gotten a ton of free almonds. ill be making these, and i’m going to try with both dried figs and then with golden raisins. also, i can’t choose between the first, third, and last cookie!

  55. lou says:

    YaAaAaY!!! for the old header!!!!!!!! 😀

  56. Krista says:

    Call me intrigued by Cookies in a Jar!?

  57. chocolate quinoa cookies!! I’m intrigued!

  58. Andi says:

    chocolate quinoa cookies pretty please! Merry Christmas! :)

  59. Emily PT says:

    Chocolate quinoa cookies sound AMAZING!! :)

  60. Nicole says:

    Cake batter macaroons pretty please :)

  61. Nicole D says:

    Flourless sugar cookies!!!!

  62. Caitlin says:

    ooh i’d love to see the chocolate quinoa cookies!

  63. ashlie says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cut-outs! I can’t eat gluten! Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

  64. Jennifer Weber says:

    Flourless sugar cookies! Please!

  65. Betheny says:

    Flourless sugar cookies please!

  66. Frankie says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies and Cookies in a Jar!!!! :)

  67. Leslie says:

    The flourless sugar cookies sound fun. I’d also like to see the jars. And if there’s time, the mint chocolate chip.

  68. nini2033a says:

    Flourless Sugar cookie cut outs please!!!

  69. Allison says:

    Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

    And I must admit, it’s nice to see your cheery, smiling face when I check in!

  70. Beth says:

    These look delicious! Cake-batter macaroons or mint-chocolate chip cookies would be my preferences. :)

  71. Lena says:

    I loooove chocolate and mint so I’m biased towards the cookies. But the chocolate quinoa cookies also sound awesome. So either of those please 😀

  72. Charlotte says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

    My preferences also 😀

  73. Kristin D. says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cutouts
    Chocolate quinoa cookies


  74. jenny says:

    sugar cookies, or macaroons!

  75. Alyx says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs & Cookies in a Jar

  76. Claire Elizabeth says:

    I’m excited for all your new recipes, Katie! Chocolate Quinoa Cookies sound super, but I also really like the idea of the mint chocolate cookies or the flourless sugar cookies. Merry Christmas to you, Katie! :)

  77. Andrea says:

    I’d definitely like to see the mint chocolate chip cookies! They sound ahh-mazing! My next vote would be cake batter macaroons or cookies in a jar, but all of your recipes are lovely!

  78. Michelle says:

    They all sound amazing, but the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs or the Cake Batter Macaroons sound just delightful! :)

  79. Terri Cole says:

    macaroons please!

  80. Kim Alcock says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs!

  81. These look awesome! I will be making them in the next few days. Cake batter macaroons sound good!

  82. Kaylin says:

    Cookies in a Jar and Flourless sugar cookie cutouts please :)

  83. LeAnn says:

    Cookies in a jar, please!

  84. Brittany says:

    These look awesome Katie! I think I’d most like to see the chocolate quinoa cookies.

  85. Alisha says:

    I made these pecan pie balls – but added a 1/2 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses (because we put lots of molasses in our regular pecan pie). yep – they are amazing! thanks again for the marvelous recipes.

  86. Lyndsey says:

    Sugar cookie cut-outs, please! The mint chocolate chip cookies sound good too, though.

    (p.s. this is my first time commenting…after about 7 months of following this blog! I have to say…I’m addicted! I’ve tried a ton of your recipes–new and old–and even though I’m not a vegan, I do love a yummy, easy, healthy dessert! Keep up the good work!)

  87. Emily says:

    Flourless cutouts! my mom is allergic to gluten, and i want to make her some special cookies for Christmas :) we both love your blog by the way!

  88. Amylou says:

    Flourless sugar cookies and mint chocolate chip cookies please!!!!

  89. Kylie says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cut outs please!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Lynn Schadler says:

    How do I store the pecan pie babies? They look divine (like all your goodies do!) and I would love to have them out to nibble on at Christmas!
    Btw…would love a sugarless/flourless sugar cookie :)

    1. Unfridged (in a bag or box) a few days, or fridged a few weeks, or frozen for months!

  91. shana says:

    flourless sugar cookie cutouts please!!!!

  92. Verenique B says:

    id love to see the recipe for choc quinoa cookies sounds interesting :)

  93. Lindsay says:

    Flourless sugar cookies or cake batter macaroons!

  94. Didi says:

    Chocolate quinoa cookies!!!!!

  95. Am says:

    Please, Flourless Sugar Cookie Cutouts! 😀

  96. Misty says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cutouts!! Please! Also I’m making these now! Do you toast the pecans first?

  97. Justin says:

    I’m feelin the mint chocolate chips! or the flourless sugar cookie!

  98. EMC says:

    I’m putting in a vote for the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cutouts! :-) I’m fascinated. Is this an almond flour base? I’ve been very intrigued by the variety of flour/grain-less baked goods coming out lately…

  99. Tara says:

    I love anything cake batter flavored and I love macaroons so cake batter macaroons are right up my alley! :)

  100. Carlie says:

    My top 3!
    1) Flourless sugar cookies!
    2) Cookies in a Jar!
    3) Chocolate Quinoa
    They sound amazing.

  101. Emmie says:

    Mint chocolate and chocolate quinoa!

  102. Anonymous says:

    I know it’s not on your list, but I could really use a recipe for cinnamon rolls. My family makes them every Christmas morning and the smell of cinnamon rolls baking just makes Christmas for me. I would LOVE a healthier take on them. Your recipes are always the best and I can always trust what you come up with. Keep doing what you’re doing girl!

  103. Lia says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie please!

  104. Rachel M says:

    I have a request….healthy Oreo Balls! Please? =) Love your blog…it’s always fun to see what you come up with.

  105. Tahnee says:

    Flourless Sugar Cut-out Cookies! I’ve been searching for a healthy gluten-free version of cut-out cookies for my 3 year old who has been BEGGING to make them with me! :)

  106. Jacqueline says:

    Mint Chocolate Chip cookies and Cake Batter Macaroons!!

  107. Jules says:

    Flourless Sugar(less?) Cookies!!!

  108. Mallory says:

    Chocolate Quinoa!!! 😀

  109. The recipe looks great and I can’t wait to see the new layout! Yes, designers and website developers do need to have a lot of patience!

  110. Karen Jung says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cut-out cookies!

  111. Amy says:


  112. Sarah Green says:

    I highly recommend cinnamon and a dash of salt in these. Not strictly pecan pie flavor, but oh so delicious!

  113. Allison says:

    Please, the flourless sugar cutouts! Also the chocolate quinoa! I can’t decide between the both! Don’t make me chose! :)

  114. Erica says:

    Mint-chocolate chip cookies please!

  115. Ashley P says:

    I would love to try the mint chocolate chip or the chocolate quinoa cookies!

  116. Gina Berninger says:

    Mint chocolate chip, please :)

  117. Sandra says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies!!!!!!! :)

  118. Melankalia says:

    They all sound amazing, but I am especially intrigued by the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs, and Cake Batter Macaroons.

  119. Tiffany says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cutouts with a healthy glaze or frosting! My second choice would be the cake batter macaroons just because that sound so interesting.

  120. Amelia says:

    These two:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
    Cookies in a Jar


  121. Katherine says:

    Definitely chocolate quinoa cookies! They sound really good and now I’m curious. I’d also like to see the flourless sugar cookies as a lot of my friends are gluten-free. Thanks!

  122. Lea says:

    These cookie dough balls look awesome! And I would love to see the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs I’ve been on the look out for some good gluten-free Christmas cookies!

  123. Can’t wait for your site’s new look! :)

  124. Anonymous says:

    Cookies in a jar please!!

  125. Rachael says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
    Cake Batter Macaroons

  126. Bridget says:

    These look delicious- cannot wait to try them!!

    As for the cookie recipe- flourless sugar cookies, please :)

  127. I like your addition of chocolate chips to this recipe. Yum! Oh, and Cookies in a Jar sounds good to me.

  128. Think I’m going to have a raw cookie dough party and it just be me! lol Love the recipe, going to make it htis week!! I could use some healthy treats over all the chocolate and cookies I have consumed the past month!

  129. Annessa says:

    I am interested in all those recipes, but I will order them, so you know my MUST haves. (#1 is the one I want to see most!)

    1. Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
    2. Cake Batter Macaroons
    3. Cookies in a Jar
    4. Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies
    5. Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

  130. Carolynn says:

    I would really like to see the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs, but all of them sound great!

  131. Rebecca says:

    Christmas cannot come soon enough! I’ve asked Santa for a food processor just so I can make some of your yummy recipes!

  132. Teresa says:

    I would love to see the recipe for the chocolate quinoa cookies. It sounds fantastic already. :)

  133. Barb says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies gets my vote. And I’m off to the kitchen to make pecan babies right now!

  134. Dani says:

    Chocolate quinoa, please!!

  135. Brandie says:

    The chocolate quinoa or flourless sugar cookies, definitely. I have some quinoa to use 😉

  136. Lianna says:

    Sugar cookies and the quinoa chocolate ones, please! :)

  137. Heather says:

    Flourless sugar cookies, please!

  138. mrsluckypants says:

    Thanks for the recipe, it sounds wonderful. I would really like to see the flourless sugar cookie cut outs and then the chocolate quinoa cookies and if you have time those jar cookies sound interesting. You just make so many good things, it’s hard to choose.
    Happy Holidays

  139. Sarah says:

    Mint-chocolate chip cookies!! They sound delicious! Would it be with mint extract, or mint chocolate chips? Where I live mint extract is rather expensive, but I am going to buy it soon because many recipes call for it.

  140. Betsy says:

    Sugar cookie cut-outs!! Those are my fav Christmas cookies and they’re so unhealthy!! They need a Katie makeover.

  141. Alethea says:

    Oh such a hard choice!!! the quinoa chocolate cookies sound amazingggg!!! – but so do the sugar cookies <3 too much cookie love – I can't decide but I'm sure they are both amazing recipes 😀

  142. Kavli says:

    Gotta try this one as soon as I can get home from work! 😀

    Chocolate Quinoa cookies sound oh-so-delicious! And the Flourless Sugar cookies would be awesome too since my 18month old is allergic to wheat – I’m hoping this one will be something she can eat!

  143. Jenny says:

    1. Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
    2. Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies
    3. Cookies in a Jar
    4. Cake Batter Macaroons
    5. Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

  144. Danielle says:

    Flour less sugar cookies…my son has to have a gluten free diet so these would be most appreciated!

  145. Erika says:

    Sugar cookie cut outs please!!! The rest sound super delicious as well but I’m definitely looking for a good sugar cookie recipe for the holidays :)

  146. Kelly says:

    I’d love to see the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs. My sister is gluten free, so I’d love to have a wholesome cookie option for her at holiday parties :)

  147. Alex Katzen says:

    I’d definitely like to see the Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Chocolate Quinoa Cookies! Merry Christmas!

  148. Georgiaberry says:

    flourless sugar cookie cutouts!!!

  149. doe mora says:

    1. cookies in a jar
    2. mint chocolate chip

  150. Jenna Dunn says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cutouts! They all look amazing! I love your blog, and cannot wait to see more recipes. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas + New Year!

  151. Lila says:

    Please, please, please (with chocolate on top!) include Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs & Chocolate Quinoa Cookies in upcoming recipes. I need a cutout cookie that isn’t junky, and I need to find more uses for quinoa–chocolate+quinoa sounds like it has seriously good possibilities!

  152. Sherri says:

    These pecan bites look delish! Question of the day – and the answer is – flourless sugar cookie cut outs. I had to go gluten free 18 months ago and really need a sugar cookie that can be used for holidays.

  153. Katie says:

    Would love the see the Sugar cookie recipe or the quinoa ones.. love learning new things that you can do with that item. I just came across your blog the other day and am loving it.. thanks for all the new ideas :)

  154. Pamela York says:

    I would really like to see the quinoa recipe if its gluten free, sugar free, and ideally free of any of the grass grain family (gluten grains, rice, cane sugar, etc). Thanks!

  155. Megan Houston says:

    Sugar cookie:)

  156. Devan says:

    Just made these, they are fantastic :)
    I added ~1 t of cinnamon, it made it even more pecan-pie like. I’m wondering if there will be any left by the time my family gets home or if I’ll eat the whole batch first (oops!). Love your blog, Katie. As a college girl who loves her sweets, all of your recipes prove I can have my cake and eat it too! Thank you!

  157. Debbie says:

    I would like to see the flourless sugar cookies!! I love these pecan balls. I added 2 T cocoa because everything is better with some chocolate 😉

  158. mary says:

    chocolate quinoa cookies! please :)

  159. jennifer says:

    Chocolate quinoa for sure. That would be different. And I love quinoa.

  160. lfwfv says:

    Quinoa cookies please!!!

  161. Haynes Paschall says:



    I have taken mocha chocolate chip no-bake and peanut butter chocolate chip balls to every Christmas party. HUGE hit!!

  162. Andrea Gellen says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
    Cookies in a Jar

    thank you!!

  163. Ashley says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies!

  164. rhonda says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies!!! :)

  165. Stacy says:

    All of those ideas sounds great! I’d love to see cookies in a jar or the sugar cookies!

  166. Hannah says:

    Chocolate quinoa cookies sound fantastic!

  167. Anonymous says:

    Flourless cut-outs! I’m been looking for a healthy cut-out cookie for AGES.

  168. Cathy says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cut outs- yumm!

  169. Amber says:

    sugarc cookie cutouts definitely! and the macaroons, and cookies in a jar! :)

  170. Mandie says:

    Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies & Chocolate Quinoa Cookies would be great to see soon!

    I was also wondering if you could think about possibly creating a cookie made with instant coffee and/or strong coffee as the main flavor?

    Just a thought…

    1. Jules says:

      Yes! I want to make a black coffe flavored cookie so badly- I would use it as a base recipe for crazy coffe flavors, swirl it with cream and sugar flavored cookie dough, or just top it with a piece of dark chocolate- but all I can find on the Internet is chocolate cookies with coffe in them, as opposed to straight up coffe flavored cookies. *Steps off soapbox* sorry for the random tangent reply :-)

      1. Mandie says:

        My thoughts exactly! I can only find chocolate cookies with coffee in them as opposed to actual Coffee Cookies!

  171. Halie says:

    Cookies in a jar!

  172. Rachel says:

    I vote for these two!
    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
    Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies

    And Cookies in a Jar is a close runner-up…but if I had to pick just one, I’d say the Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  173. Marlene says:

    I would love to see Cookies in a Jar, Mint-Chocolate Cookies, and the Chocolate Quinoa Cookies.

  174. Ayesha says:

    I’m sure your new look will be great. Will be waiting for it. 😉

    Mint Chocolate-Chip Cookies or the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs. I’ve always loved Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream and so the same kind of cookies will be like heaven on earth. Yummm… XD

  175. Lisa B says:

    1st choice is cookies in a jar (may be a xmas present) or anything mint. My favourite combo with chococlate is mint. Hate orange & chocolate. What’s your favourite combo Katie?

  176. Alan K. says:

    Cake Batter Macaroons sound wonderful but so do Flourless Sugar Cookies!

  177. Alissa says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
    Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Did I say I looooove mint and chocolate!

  178. Janberet says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookies!

  179. julia says:

    mint choc chip!!!

    PS: you are amazing;) My dairy intolerant tummy thanks you!

  180. Amber says:

    Chocolate Quinoa please!!!!

  181. Amber says:

    Oh, PLEASE, I’d love to hear the flourless cut-out cookie recipe!

  182. Your timing is always perfect, Katie… I just made these and your raw gingerbread men tonight for my Christmas “baking.” Delicious!

    I’d love to see any of those recipes that are sugar-free and wheat-free.

    1. Follow up- I ate these pecan pie babies and was delightfully surprised at how much they taste like actual pecan pie!! Wow! Great work Katie

  183. Bec says:

    Cake Batter Macaroons please! Ive been missing macaroons!

  184. Sarah says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies and/ or Cookies in a Jar

    Happy Holidays! :)


  185. Bek @ Crave says:

    Yum, these look so moist- I love pecans!

  186. Lena says:

    Mint chocolate chip is my favorite flavor! That sounds amazing :)!

  187. Anonymous says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate quinoa cookies!

  188. Rebecca says:

    Chocolate Quinoa cookies, please!


  189. Willow says:


  190. Talia says:

    So cruel to make us choose- I cant decide between quinoa chocolate cookies and mint chocolate chip. My heart says mint chocolate chip all the way but my brain is saying quinoa chocolate is high protein- easier to justify as healthy for you and the kids.

  191. Carly says:

    Cookies in a jar!

  192. Christi says:

    Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
    Cookies in a Jar

  193. Jules says:

    I think the flour less sugar cookies would be so great! That’s where my vote goes, CCK. Not that they don’t ALL sound delicious! But for me, my first pick would DEffinately have to be those ones. Sugar cookies!

  194. Kimberly says:

    If the jar ones are a gift you can give, that’s what I need to see! As of now, I’ll be giving my sister a regular old cookie-ingredients-layered-in-a-jar-with-recipe for Christmas, but a brand spankin’ new vegan recipe would be SOOOOO much more fantastic!!! Can’t wait to see all of these, though!

  195. Renae says:

    Chocolate quinoa.

  196. Stephanie says:

    Chocolate quinoa cookies!!!!! That sounds sooooo yummy and unique! Keep your amazing recipes coming!! (And looking forward to your cookbook)

  197. Kali says:

    I’d love to see the quinoa cookies or the macarons next!

  198. Allison says:

    Hey Katie,
    So I have an immersion blender. Can I use that instead of a Magic Bullet? I might buy myself a MB, but if my stick blender will work, I’d rather stick with that.
    You’re the best!

  199. Veggie Athlete says:

    Cake Batter Macaroons! I love macaroons and coconut.

  200. Yay I love these festive cookie balls

  201. Christa says:

    Just made these for Christmas family dinner and everyone liked them more than the actual homemade pies! Converting my extended family to healthy living one recipe at a time!

  202. Nita says:

    I would like to try the choc.quinoa cookies or the healthier for my new year resolution.

  203. Katie says:

    This is my first time using date/eating dates ever and oh my goodness WHAT HAVE I BEEN MISSING OUT ON?! Thanks for the yummy treat :)

    When I was rolling them my hands were covering in oil. Is that how it is supposed to be? Are dates really good for you if they have that much oil in them?

  204. Lauren says:

    I’m thinking chocolate quinoa cookies sounds great! Or mint chocolate chip cookies. Another idea would be Girl Scout thin mints. I have a recipe for that I’m going to try next weekend, but I feel like you can always improve any recipe!

  205. Teri says:

    I have had gastric bypass and I am extremely sensitiy to sugar. Causes severe nausea. I need totally sugar free recipes. I tolerate Slenda well. Any recipes that splenda work well with?

  206. Kaitlyn says:

    just made these.. put them in the freezer to help them set. i don’t know how you made 23 balls out of this recipe, though. i could barely make 16! they must be super tiny, lol. they do taste pretty good.

  207. Barbara says:

    I’m trying to pin this recipe – but it’s not working! I think something must have changed with the new design. Pinterest tries to load a page of different size images, but all are blank, with the various sizes being listed a “0 x 800” “0 x 1024” – they all have 0 as one of the dimensions, therefore nothing is showing. I hope this makes sense!

  208. Punkin1fun says:

    I just made these! Yummmmmm! I used the optional chocolate chips and I toasted the pecan halves that I put on top…now I’m going to make the Mounds ‘copies’!!
    Thanks Katie!

  209. Meagan says:


    You mention sun sweet dates (which are deglet noir dates). If you can get me shook dates, medjools are much more moist than deglet dates.

    1. Meagan says:

      That should say “medjools” not “me shook”.

  210. Cookie says:

    Mint Chocolate chips or Cake Batter macaroons please.

  211. Nikki says:

    I’d love to see anything mint-chocolate!! Love your recipes!!

  212. Helen moore says:

    Hi Katie, I’ve never left a message before but wanted to today. I love your site and follow all your recipes. I’ve tried so many (favourite is the chocolate cake for one!) and I love the healthy spin on all things chocolate. Hubby doesn’t eat chocolate