I am not sure when I started to be a cookie monster.. but honestly, I love cookies. Love, love, loveeeee them! :-) If I buy a package, I will eat them all. There is no way to stop haha.
However, since I have digestive issues with products that contain gluten and lactose, I do need to be careful to balance my diet. Plus, if I eat gluten products for too long, it also kicks a stronger Rosacea and my face gets swollen.
So, what do we do? Bake own cookies that are compatible with my digestive issues and skin condition! For the sake of my mental health, there is always one day in the week that I rest. I rest from work, from physical activities and from being connected (digital detox). I use this day to cook or bake.
1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup almond meal
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
8 dates (soaked in water 10min)
vanilla powder (optional)
Sea salt to taste (I use himalayan salt)
When preparing raw cookies, you need to take two main things into account: if the dough gets too dry, you can go adding boiling water to the mix. If it gets too wet, add more meal.
We will mix all dry ingredients and the unpitted dates that have been previously soaking in water in the dry container. Blend the mixture at high speed. Add the coconut oil, vanilla powder if you want and sea salt (this is a must!). Blend it at low speed.
Once all the ingredients are nicely mixed and dough is sticky (but not too sticky, your hands shouldn't get full of it), set the dough aside on top of a baking paper. Then, take another baking paper and start pressing down the dough, until creating a kind of thick pizza dough :)
Take the cookie cutters and start cutting the dough in shape of cookies. Set each cookie aside in a tray / cookie box. Once we are done with the whole dough, we place the tray in the fridge.
Raw desserts and snacks are usually stored in the fridge. Otherwise, in room temperature, they get soft and, in the case of raw cheesecakes, they even melt!
And... we are ready to enjoy the cookies with a hot beverage! :)
If you try out the recipe let me know how it went! There are more variations of this recipe that I will go sharing the following weeks.