Pulse a few times until the nuts are ground and the mixture sticks together. (Leave coarse for a crunchy texture, blend longer for a smoother texture) If too wet, add a little more flax,. If too dry, add a splash of syrup.
Use a cookie scoop to form balls. Roll smooth using your hands. Enjoy!
For the cookies:
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make the dough as directed above, and add 2-4 tsp monkfruit granules, depending on how sweet you want them.
Use a standard size cookie scoop to form 2" cookies. Flatten cookies with a spaulta (they will not spread)
Top with dark chocolate chips or your favorite crunchy/sweet topping, such as pepitas, coconut, dried fruit, or cinnamon "sugar" (using monkfruit or coconut sugar).
Bake for about 10-12 minutes until the edges are firm and slightly golden. Allow to cool slightly before removing. Enjoy!
Balls and cookies stays fresh at room temp for about 3 days in an airtight container. Refrigerate 1-2 weeks, or freeze tightly wrapped for 2 months.