Sugar, high fructose corn syrup and highly processed flour top the ingredient lists of most cookies we eat these days. Even a few bites translates into rapid blood sugar highs and lows, not to mention more calories, carbs, sodium and fat than anyone’s body needs. It’s too bad—some days you really want to snack on something sweet. Keep the processed junk off your lips (and off your hips!) and let a delicious Raw Cocoa Nut Cookie satisfy your sweet tooth. Instead of wheat-based flour stripped of its natural vitamins and minerals, the base of these cookies is ground organic nuts, shredded coconut and sunflower seed butter. Sweetened with dates, cocoa powder, vanilla and cinnamon, these raw goodies will do your body good!
Raw Cocoa Nut Cookies
Makes 12-15 cookies
1 – 10 oz. package Vitacost Organic Raw Premium Mix
½ cup Vitacost Desiccated Coconut
2 Tbsp. Vitacost Organic Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
10 Medjool dates, pitted
1 whole vanilla bean, seeds only (or ½ tsp. vanilla extract)
¼ cup sunflower seed butter
¼ cup coconut pulp (from making coconut milk), optional
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse a few times. Process for 3 minutes on high, until well incorporated.
- Scoop the dough out with your hand and mold into 12 or 15 balls and flatten into cookie shape.
- To keep dough together, chill before serving.