Raw Almond Cookies

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in desserts, snacks | 0 comments

My lovely business partner Taylor made these delicious almond cookies.  They’re raw and a good snack for the kids after school, as they have protein in the almonds and walnuts and a healthier sweetener in the dates.

Ever noticed that a walnut is shaped like a tiny little brain?  Well, there’s a reason for that – walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid, and other polyphenols that act as antioxidants and may actually block the signals produced by free radicals and may have beneficial effects on cognition.  Who doesn’t need a little brain booster?  Try these raw almond cookies and leave your feedback!

Raw Almond Cookies

  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • Dash salt
  • ½ cup pitted medjool dates
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup raisins (optional)
  • ¼ cup ground almonds or walnuts
  1. Soak nuts overnight.
  2. Drain off water.
  3. Place nuts and salt in a food processor, pulse until mostly ground.
  4. Add dates and almond extract and process again until it begins to stick together.  Don’t over process.
  5. Add raisins if desired.
  6. Place mixture into a mixing bowl.
  7. Roll into 1 tablespoon size balls and then roll in ground almond or walnuts.
  8. Chill for about 1 hour.

Yields 12-16

This recipe comes from Raw Food Made Easy by Jennifer Cornbleet.

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