Date Nut Cookies

Date Nut Cookies
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1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
3 cups nuts, such as hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, cashew or walnuts
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
pinch of sea salt (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Place the nuts and seeds in a food processor or Vitamix and break down nuts into chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the nuts bind together with the sticky fruit. Process until you reach the desired consistency.