Everyone loves cookies, and if you don’t you’re probably not human. My favorite cookie of all time is oatmeal raisin (I prefer no chocolate chips but my mama loves the chocolate chips, those get thrown in just for her). I could live off of them! Okay, maybe not that would make me feel sick, but you get my point. Cookies are irresistible and you know what the best part about making cookies is? The raw dough before the little cookies get thrown into a hot oven, screaming (what a dreadful image). For some reason everything seems to taste better before it’s baked, that is dessert wise. Brownie batter (dipping pecans into the raw brownie batter is my sin), cupcake batter, cookies, cake batter, biscotti dough and so on. I tend to over indulge in the batters, by the time I start to actually form and make the cookies or any other dessert, I’ve already eaten most of it. Oops…
Now let me tell you about these deadly raw delectable goodies. Why are they so much better? WELL…….. IT’S LIKE EATING RAW DOUGH! Ahhhhh dream come true! They are completely raw, that means no baking, no heating, everything is in it’s pure form. They are vegan and gluten free, making these a quick, easy, healthy, and oh so scrumptious treat. I think I just drooled on the keyboard. No more waiting for that timer to go off, only to realize you’ve eaten half the dough. These take at MOST 15 min to make (that is, if you are filming, taking pictures, and rearranging measuring cups for a perfect shot).
Almost every time I bake/cook I grab my laptop and turn on some music. However, first I go over to my cute, vintage apron collection and pick an apron out. You got to have the right apron. This time I choose my striped apron with ruffles around the collar, flower pockets, and a few cute cats jumping around at the bottom of the apron. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect cookie apron? Then I turned on a little music to throw my mind, body, and soul into baking. Grabbed all the ingredients, measuring cups and glasses to set up the perfect display. Baking always involves my camera. I HAVE to take pictures, baking, cooking, and nature. My camera comes out.
INGREDIENTS: Makes about 24 small cookies
2 cups organic raw oats
1/2 cup organic raw almonds (sprouted if possible)
1/4 cup organic flax seed meal
5 dried organic prunes
1/3 cup organic raw coconut nectar
2 tablespoons melted organic unrefined coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup organic chocolate chips
1/4 heaping cup organic raisins
1) In your food processor, pulse oats, and almonds until they’re like a rough flour. Add all the other ingredients and blend until it comes together. Add raisins and chocolate and mix in by hand. Then using a tablespoon measurement, scoop out the dough and flatten into cookies. Gobble them up! You may also dehydrate them if you prefer a crisper cookie.