Sunday, March 18, 2012
Raw Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is a cookie dough cookie that I enjoy making for my kids and their friends. Today I made them for my wonderful nephews and my darling children. It's usually really easy, but I ran into some problems. I just happen to be visiting mom and her food processor was not working when I made these, so her Vitamix came in handy. I had to add a little water to help it mix, but, it still turned out great!
1 c. pitted dates
1 c. soaked almonds rinsed
1/2 c. soaked cashews
3/4 c. oatmeal flakes
1 t. vanilla
dash of salt
1T. coconut oil
1/2 c. vegan chocolate chips
a little agave/ honey/ or maple syrup to taste if desired
water if needed to help in mixing
First mix in a food processor/or high powered blender the nuts and dates until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until completely distributed. Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap and press it into a large rectangle about 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Then cover with another plastic wrap and set it in the freezer for about 1 hour or until desired firmness. (Sometimes the cookie dough goes right from the bowl into spoons for all the kids)! Cut into blocks and serve, or use a cookie cutter and reshape the remainder of the dough. Enjoy!