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Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simple healthy ingredients make this raw vegan, gluten free and sugar free cookie recipe.
Servings: 8
Author: Amanda Nicole Smith

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs; or chocolate chips
  • 5 juicy medjool dates; **see notes
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar; *optional not raw
  • 1/2 vanilla bean; or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Add in all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and process until it resembles cookie dough. Don't over process and make nut butter.
  • Hand mix in the chocolate chips or cacao nibs.
  • Shape the cookies by either pressing into balls with you hands, using a cookie press, or using cookie cutters.
  • Freeze for 20 minutes and refrigerate.

Notes

You can make your own almond meal by processing almonds in a food processor for about a minute. It only takes about 10 seconds if done in a vitamix.
**If you don't have fresh juicy dates, soak your dates for 10-20 minutes.
*Coconut sugar gives a sweeter, more crumbly cookie. In most cookies you can distinguish a little bit of sugar crystal texture and so to make these raw vegan cookies more realistic I add a bit of coconut sugar. It also gives a nice almost brown sugar taste.