Of Course Today Means Cookie Dough!

1 Fri, 2010 § 3 Comments

Did you know that today is National Homemade Cookies Day?  I didn’t either until Janetha enlightened me.  How perfect that I just had to have cookie dough last night!

If there is one thing loved more than freshly-baked cookies, it just might be the dough made before baking them.

Remember begging your mom as a kid for pieces when she made cookies?  Or at least snatching the empty mixing bowl & spoon when she wasn’t looking?  Yeah, I didn’t do that either. 😉

Salmonella was the biggest worry, but once we got older…&…wiser, we realized we could just leave out the eggs & voila!

Perfectly.Safe.Cookie.Dough.

Except that raw flour isn’t all that great for you either; raw, refined flour irritates digestive processes & can aggravate allergies.

Last night, I was determined to find or create a safer, just as delicious — dare I say — healthy version.

I adapted these from Angela’s creation.  If you really want to have some fun, check out her post & make your own chocolate chips!

I wanted to see if I could create a batter that was sweetened with dates instead of agave; I even managed to use a bit less coconut oil.  The best part: these whip up in a snap — less than 10 minutes!

they.are.awesome

[nearly]Guilt Free [raw]Cookie Dough

  • 1¼ C Cashews
  • ½ Oats

Process in a food processor until fine.

  • ½ C Dates
  • 1tsp Vanilla
  • 2T Coconut Oil

Add & process until smooth…ish [You can keep it chunky if you prefer; I liked it fairy smooth but with some texture — just don’t over-process or they may become crumbly & dry]

Transfer to (a) bowl/s & stir in “mix ins” of your choosing. [chocolate, raisins or other dried fruit, shredded coconut…I did some with carob chips & some with chopped plum — I really wanted plum last night.]

Roll into balls, flatten into “cookies” or roll out & cut into fun shapes.  [Ours will be traveling so I thought best to go with balls.]

Chill in the fridge [I even stored some in the freezer] or enjoy immediately!

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*This made about 14 small balls…but I can’t be sure or held accountable for the number that were eaten while in the making.

*These are raw in the sense that they are not “cooked”, but I would not say they qualify as raw in the raw foodism world.

*I was not expecting these to be so amazing; they are better than actual raw cookie dough.

You need to make these.

Today.

After all, how else would you celebrate national homemade cookies day? 🙂

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§ 3 Responses to Of Course Today Means Cookie Dough!

  • yum! just like homemade lara bars! theres so much you can do with these, i love cashews and dates. love how you’re a climber- i climbed and bouldered for 4 years, and i miss it so much! nice blog title- balance is key 🙂

    • Allie says:

      Aren’t homemade lara bars the best?! [& anything that tastes like cookie dough ;)] Where did you climb? So sad you stopped. 😦
      Do you have a different domain? I can’t access a.taste.of.health.&.balance when I click on your icon. ?? I am just dieing to see your perspective!

  • […] I’ve been wanting to create a sweet treat with a little more nutritional value and was inspired by Gina’s balls, and this cookie dough by Allie. […]

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