Healthy Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Thumbrint Jelly Cookies, Christmas Shape Cookies
This healthy cookie recipes is;
- Vegan (where honey is mentioned, use dates)
- Raw (contains maple syrup, use date syrup for 100% raw)
I've used this healthy cookie recipe to make beautiful Christmas shape cookies, thumbprint jelly cookies and chocolate chip cookies. Use your imagination to come up with other ideas.
I always had a great time making and decorating Christmas cookies when I was a child. These raw, vegan cookie recipes have all the same fun with so much added nutrition.
For best results use only organic ingredients and start all your recipes with LOVE - it is the secret ingredient that will make these cookies the best ever!
- 2 cups almond flour (pulp left over after making almond milk)
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (for a 100% raw cookie, use date syrup or sweetener of your choice)
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- pinch sea salt
- sweet raspberry puree (fresh or frozen raspberries blended with honey or dates)
- shredded coconut
Blend all except raspberries and coconut in food processor.
To use this healthy cookie recipe to make thumbprint jelly cookies, roll a small amount of the cookie dough into a ball.
Press down with your thumb to make a round cookie with an indentation in the middle. Fill the indentation with the sweet raspberry puree and then dehydrate (I use an Excalibur Dehydrator).
After removing from dehydrator sprinkle shredded coconut on top of raspberry filling.
Serve with a smile and enjoy!
Another idea for this healthy cookie recipe is to add in raw cacao nibs to make chocolate chip cookies. Simply fold in raw cacao nibs into the dough and then form into cookies. Place on dehydrator tray and dehydrate. To learn where raw cacao comes from, click here.
This is also a great recipe to use for Christmas shape cookies. Use lucuma powder to help you to manage the dough.
Sprinkle generously lucuma powder on rolling pin and rolling surface and roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Continue to sprinkle lucuma powder as needed to help dough to not stick.
Use your favourite cookie cutters to cut cookies into shapes. Decorate cookies by spreading a light layer of raspberry puree on top of cookies and then sprinkling them with coconut and then dehydrate at low temp (110F) for about 8 hours.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT MENTIONED IN THE ABOVE HEALTHY COOKIE RECIPES:
Date Syrup is easy to make. Pit and soak dates in water for at least an hour. Can use the soak water alone for a light syrup or blend soaked dates together with soak water in blender for heavier syrup. Adjust water to adjust heaviness of syrup. This can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge.
Vanilla Powder is a great alternative to vanilla extract as there is no alcohol used and the flavour and smell cannot be matched.
Lucuma Powder is the powder of the dried lucuma fruit. It is high in nutrients including beta-carotene, niacin and iron and has a wonderfully light sweet taste and aroma. This is a great option for a low glycemic sweetener.
Sea Salt is a much healthier option to iodized table salt. Sea salt is rich in minerals and the best ones to buy are the ones that are grey or pink. It can be purchased at most grocery stores.
Raspberries are a highly nutritious and very tasty little berry. Click here to read all about raspberry's nutritional profile.
Cacao Nibs are pieces of the raw cacao bean. This is the original form of chocolate. Raw cacao is high in magnesium and antioxidants. If you can't find raw organic nibs then buy the whole bean and then break into small pieces.
Excalibur Dehydrator with teflex sheets (needed for foods that start out as a thick liquid) is one of the best dehydrators out there. It allows you to dehydrate foods at a low temperature thereby keeping all enzymes and nutrients intact. To learn more about and/or to purchase the Excalibur Dehydrator, click here.
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