Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cookies, cookies, cookies

One of the best things about raw foods are the desserts.. and the fact that they are so easy to make and stay fresh in the fridge or freezer for weeks! That means you can make cookies whenever you get a little extra time and just keep them on hand. No more excuses for not being able to curb your raw sweet tooth!

Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (not completely raw)
1 c raw oats
1 c dates
1+ t cinnamon
handful chocolate chips (you can use raw or regular/cooked)

I blended the oats, dates and cinnamon in the food processor until it was all tiny chunks. It was a little dry so I added a bit of agave. Do this if your dough isn't sticky enough. Then I added the chocolate chips (cooked) and pulsed to chop them up a bit.

Now, form into cookies! Voila! Eat immediately or put in the fridge for a while. They'll last for weeks in the fridge, so you can double or even triple the recipe if you want!


Almond goji-berry cacao cookie (raw, from Ani Phyo's dessert book!)

1/2 c raw almond butter
3 T agave nectar
2 T vanilla extract
1/2 t sea salt
1 1/2 c almond meal
1/4 c goji berries
3 T cacao nibs

Just like the bag of goji berries I bought a few weeks ago, raw cacao nibs are another one of those things that you *think* is expensive when you buy it.. but ends up lasting, and lasting, and lasting..


And I don't buy nut meals, I grind my own as I need them. So, I put the 1 c measure cup next to the coffee grinder. Then, throw a handful of almonds into the coffee grinder. Grind until fine (or chunky, if you prefer.) Make as much as you need!.. it only takes a minute. Really. :)

Hand-mix together the almond butter, agave, vanilla and salt. Then, add the almond meal, goji berries and cacao nibs. Mix well.


Use 1.5 - 2 T of dough to make each cookie. Serve right away or store in the fridge.


Store extra cookies in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy whenever you want!

Do you or your kids ever want to have cookies for dinner? Now is your chance!

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