Preheat oven to 350.
In a small bowl, stir together the chia seeds and almond milk and let sit.
Meanwhile, take out your blender or food processor!
Add remaining ingredients to the blender / food processor, except for the chocolate chips, and gently blend / process, until combined, making sure to leave lots of chunky consistency (meaning, there will be chunks of dates and that is okay!).
Pour contents into a medium bowl and add the chia/almond milk mixture, followed by the chocolate chips.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Use a cookie scoop to form 16 cookies.
Bake for 16-18 minutes.
Remove from oven and enjoy!