Thanks for all the great feeback from my vegan dinner with my sister. It was a truley delicious and enjoyable evening.
As promised, today I’m devulging the recipe for the cookies I made for the dinner party. I’m proud of them too. I think they’re one of the most advance raw desserts I’ve come up with myself.
Raw cookies are great because once you get the jist of raw cookie making, it’s basically up to your imagination. As long as you have your base of nuts/seeds and an adhesive sweetener (like agave or maple syrup) you can go anywhere from there. Add in dried fruit, chocolate, coconut…..now I’m hungry.
The morning of the dinner party I knew I wanted to make something sweet but wasn’t about to leave the house to buy ingredients, so I looked in the pantry and had a great “ah-ha” moment. And these little gems were born….
The coconut, cranberry and lemon totally play off each other and the hint of honey completes it. The cookie makes me think of something dainty to drink with tea. I will definitely be making them again. Thanks for the name suggestion kathleen!
Coconut Lemon Berry Gems:
for the raw cookie:
3/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs honey
Blend all ingredients in a food processor. Form into balls, flatten, and raise the edges to make a small crust.
for the filling:
1 cup cranberry juice
1 1/2 Tbs agar agar flakes
1/2 cup frozen blue berries
Heat juice over stove until boils, bring heat to low and stir in agar agar flakes until completely dissolved. Add blueberries. Pour in container and let sit in the fridge for 2 hours. When ready to assemble use a hand blender to mix and then pour into cookies.
The cookies were fabulous by themselves, if the cranberry gelatin seems like too much work. My sister and I actually licked off the cranberry filling, and then ate the cookie. It was an “oreo moment.” Only way better. If you don’t have agar agar (a sea vegetable flake that creates gelatin when heated with other liquid) try chia seeds, which would also make it 100% raw and superfood material. I actually think these would be great filled with a lemon-chia pudding.
Again, served next to a cup of tea, these little gems would be divine.
Do you guys ever make raw cookies? If so what’s your favorite? Or your favorite cookie in general? When I was a kid I LOVED Millanos. I’d try to eat off all the cookie before getting to the chocolate center. There has to be a raw version of those somehow….