Sunday, August 22, 2010
Almond Cranberry Coconut Chewy Cookies
This is a yummy cookie with all natural ingredients, no refined sugar and it perfectly satisfies your sweet tooth! I love making these to have on hand, instead of say....M & M's (my daughter's weakness). Who needs chocolate anyway! Well...scratch that. I do have a fab vegan recipe with chocolate in it.
Thanks goes to Ani Phyo, raw food chef extraordinaire, who shared this recipe on her website.
I used a food processor, but you don't have to. The dates and almonds can be chopped up with a knife and the rest mixed by hand.
ALMOND CRANBERRY COCONUT CHEWY COOKIES
1 1/2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted (pack them down in the measuring cup)
1 cup raw almonds, processed into chunks or chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 TBS vanilla extract, (alcohol-free if possible)
If using a food processor, process almonds first, then add the rest of the ingredients. Continue to process until chunky and batter sticks together easily.
Form into round balls (I use a mini plastic ladle) or you can use a cookie cutter to form whatever shape you want. Perfect lunchbox snacks!
Store in refrigerator. Good luck keeping them around long.