Monday, October 21, 2013

Cranberry Coconut Cookies

I remember about 5 years ago when I first got my copy of Ani Phyo’s Ani's Raw Food Kitchen, I couldn't believe how simple and delicious the recipes were. I especially loved the raw desserts. It was the cookie recipes in Ani’s book that has inspired most of my raw cookie recipes over the years. I recommend Ani’s book to everyone who is just starting out experiencing with a raw food diet. It’s a great resource which I return to time and time again.

The following recipe was actually published by me back in 2009. It’s super easy and tasty too! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Medjool dates (pitted)
1 cup almonds (dry)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup shredded dried coconut
1 T organic non-alcoholic vanilla extract

Preparation:
Place almonds in food processor and chop up into small chunks. Add the dates and chop until ingredients are well combined. Don’t over process or cookie mix will be too oily and sticky for light yummy cookies. Take mix out and place in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Using your hands mash mix together to form a dough-like texture. Break into pieces and form balls by rolling it in your hands, or by using a cookie scoop. Roll in more dried coconut if desired. Cookies will keep for several days stored in an air-tight container.