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!
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!
- 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!
*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.
After all, how else would you celebrate national homemade cookies day? 🙂