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
- Soak nuts overnight.
- Drain off water.
- Place nuts and salt in a food processor, pulse until mostly ground.
- Add dates and almond extract and process again until it begins to stick together. Don’t over process.
- Add raisins if desired.
- Place mixture into a mixing bowl.
- Roll into 1 tablespoon size balls and then roll in ground almond or walnuts.
- Chill for about 1 hour.
This recipe comes from Raw Food Made Easy by Jennifer Cornbleet.