Cocoa Date Oatmeal Cookies

1/3 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup regular rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 egg
3 tablespoons butter (softened)
1/2 cup date syrup (or regular honey)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup dried dates, chopped

Yields ca. 20 cookies

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

In a bowl, combine flour, oats baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Stir until well mixed. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat the egg lightly. Add butter, vanilla extract and honey/date syrup. Stir until well combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir in the chopped dates.

Drop heaped teaspoons of the batter onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.