Super Easy, Delicious, Raw Cookie Recipes

April in the Raw | glugleglutenfree.com

Well now. Isn’t that a great SEO title? But I guess I just kind of blew it with the first sentence. Oh well.

Anyway, it is true. These are great Raw Cookie Recipes. At least, I hope they are raw. I really tried to do my research on this. I did have a great version of my Ginger Cake Cookie recipe, but then I found out molasses is about as un-raw as you can get without actually deep frying. Whoops!

But I am super-new to the “raw” movement. I should say I am dipping a toe in the “raw” food movement. After the great success of the smoothie event in January, we thought it would be fabulous to try another event along the same lines. Come up with some great recipes. Healthier recipes. Healthier ideas. You know. Someone thought, “Hey! What about Raw?”

So, Brittany, over at Real Sustenance grabbed the reins and ran with it. April in the Raw was born. Oooo. Nice little pun. Get it? Anyway, I was all like, “Yeah! Great idea. I can’t wait to come up with something fabulous. Because that’s what I do. All the time. Raw recipes. That’s my thing. That’s my gig. That’s me. Raw girl! Rrrrrrrrr.”

Wait! What the H-E- double hockey sticks was I thinking? I eat raw vegetables and fruit, but other than that, I throw just about everything over an open flame, if I can. And, sometimes vegetables and fruit, too. I don’t know the first thing about raw. I went to a “raw” restaurant once that a friend of mine was working at, at the time. (And by “at the time,” I mean this person was working there at the time, and they were a friend of mine at the time. Not so much on either count anymore. But that is ok with me. Back to the story.) I looked at the menu and saw a lot of interesting stuff, if they could just throw it in the oven for an hour or so. They didn’t like my suggestion.

But, since we have been eating healthier and healthier, I wanted to really give this raw thing a shot. And, as I looked at a lot of recipes on line to get inspiration, I saw a lot of ingredients I like. Most of the cookies and cakes use nut flours and meals. Well, I use that a lot already. I LOVE my almond flour. (Yes, if I wasn’t married already, I would marry it.) Lots of mousses and such use avocados. I already tried Sea’s (from The Book of Yum) chocolate mousse made with avocados. I was in heaven. So, it wouldn’t be so bad.

I thought and thought and thought about it. (We’ve been reading a lot of Winnie-the-Pooh lately.) Try cookies! Find cookie flavors I love and make them into raw cookie recipes. I can use pretty much the recipes I already use. (Make sure to remember to take out the eggs. Ooooo. Salmonella poisoning = BAD!) And keep at it until I get the consistency right. It took a couple of tries, but I did it.

So, you are getting my version of two of my favorite flavor of cookies. Chocolate Mint and Chocolate “Peanut Butter”. (It’s really Sunbutter.) I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

And, for more great “raw” recipes from this fabulous April in the Raw event, go to Real Sustenance to check out the round-ups by Brittany. Lots of great recipes. I already have favorites that I am going to try, but I don’t want to “play” favorites among my friends, so you will have to go and check them all out for yourself. Please go look. I mean, a healthy way to get the tastes you love and feel like you are indulging in something bad. What’s better than that?

Raw Cookie Recipes

"Raw" Chocolate Mint Balls | glugleglutenfree.com
“Raw” Chocolate Mint Balls

 

Chocolate Mint Balls (*giggle*)

Serves 20
Prep time 15 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
A somewhat raw cookie recipe - chocolate mint balls.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Raw Cacao
  • 1/2 cup Raw Agave
  • 2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract
  • 1/3 cup Raw Cocoa Nibs

Directions

Step 1. Combine 2 cups of almond flour, 1/2 cup raw cacao, 1/2 cup raw agave nectar, 2 tsps. peppermint extract and cacao nibs until mixed well.
Step 2. Place the other 1/2 cup of almond flour on a plate. Spread it out a bit.
Step 3. Make small balls (about 3/4 of an inch in diameter) out of the cookie mixture.
Step 4. Roll them in the almond flour so it gets a light dusting.
Step 5. Roll them in the almond flour so it gets a light dusting.
Step 6. Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator for at least a 1/2 an hour.

"Raw" Chocolate Sunbutter Thumbprints | glugleglutenfree.com
“Raw” Chocolate Sunbutter Thumbprints

Chocolate Sunbutter Thumbprints
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 20
 
A somewhat raw cookie recipe - chocolate sun butter thumbprints.
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups Almond Flour
  • ½ cup Raw Cacao
  • ½ cup Raw Agave
  • ⅓ cup Sunbutter
Instructions
  1. Combine 2 cups of almond flour, ½ cup raw cacao, and ½ cup raw agave nectar until mixed well.
  2. Place the other ½ cup of almond flour on a plate. Spread it out a bit.
  3. Make small balls (about ¾ of an inch in diameter) out of the cookie mixture.
  4. Roll them in the almond flour so it gets a light dusting.
  5. Place them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  6. Press your thumb into each ball to get a little divot.
  7. Spoon a little bit of sunbutter into each divot to fill. You will probably have sunbutter left over. I didn't really measure. I just filled it with a spoon from the jar.
  8. Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator for at least a ½ an hour.

 

**Notes**

  1. I’m new to this whole “raw” food thing. So, if I messed up something with it not fitting into the “raw” guidelines exactly, please forgive me. I tried. I did use chocolate chips instead of raw cacao nibs because I couldn’t find raw cacao nibs at my store. I tried. But no where. So, I used what I had. They are still really good. And really easy. Even the Little Man likes the Chocolate Mint Balls (*giggle*). He was just grabbing them out of the refrigerator.
  2. And the light dusting of almond flour is so they won’t stick. My first attempt had them sticking to everything. Yuck!
  3. I used my stand mixer and a silicone spatula. It worked the best for the sticking issue for mixing and making balls. Just a hint.

 

Until later, here’s to…Living Better, Easily!™

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19 Responses to “Super Easy, Delicious, Raw Cookie Recipes”

  1. Tia, for being a newbie to raw “cooking”, you sure as heck came up with two amazing recipes! These are both fabulous! I cannot wait to try these, missy! Do not underestimate the power of that mind behind the awesome Glugle Gluten Free gal!!
    xo
    k

  2. KatMoss

    Those look delicious!! I’m going to have to try them and see what the family thinks…

  3. Literally smiled while reading through this whole post! You are so fun Tia!! (I need to come over here more often!)
    When I came up with the idea for Raw.. I literally did not know a thing about it. After I proposed to take on the event- I had the same thought “Wait a minute I don’t know a single thing about this!! ” :)
    But I think thats what made it so fun- AND considering that all of us GF bloggers have the keen ability to come up with alternative recipes- well I think this was right up ALL of our alleys. It seems that just about every one of us loves a good challenge. Every recipe has impressed me- and I feel so lucky to have all of you part of this- as I know it took everyone extra time to learn about the whole concept of raw.

    These look amazing! You did a fantastic job. I WILL be making these asap.
    and.. THANK YOU for being part of this.
    xoxoxoxox
    Brittany

  4. I MISS YOU Tia!!!! You wrote the perfect intro to your post, I thought many of the same things as you…”sure, I can do raw, nooooooo problem!” Notice I didn’t make it far beyond a simple, nekked sweet potato, LOL! Your cookies look awesome, must make some chocolate mint balls (giggle).

    xo,
    Heidi

  5. Elizabeth at Saffron Lane

    I have to agree with Kim on this. For being a “newbie” you definitely impressed with these cookies. Being new to the raw (and g-free) world myself, I just learned what Sunbutter is. Thank you for the tidbits an inspiration!

  6. SO good to see you here!! And what awesome recipes you came up with, clever lady! I forgot how lovely it is to read a post from you… :)

    xo,
    Gigi

  7. Looks raw to me. :) Okay, maybe the sunbutter isn’t totally raw. But, you could easily make your own raw sunbutter with sunflower seeds and a food processor. So, if anyone is THAT picky, they can just make their own, right?

    Delicious.

  8. They look marvelous and so original. Kudos to you.

  9. Cassandra

    I was wondering if it was possible to do a nut free version with rice flour or gluten free plain flour?

  10. Tia you rock! I am so inspired by these cookies. I can’t wait to make some this weekend. And, your self-talk is hilarious girl :)

  11. Love you, Tia! Never stop being you … I want to be entertained like this every time I read a post. ;-) Awesome cookies, too. :-) I’ve used almond flour (and honey) for raw pie crusts before and find it phenomenal for the task. I’ve even used the same pie crust for other pies just because I love it so much. Thanks for sharing these simple, yet incredible little treats! Hope everybody knows that the 10% off sale for Honeyville’s almond flour ends tomorrow. Just use the code HOPHOP11 to get the discount!

    Thanks, dear. :-) Great April in the Raw entry! xo,
    Shirley

  12. Raw enough for me! Both recipes look delicious! I’m a raw newbie myself, just experimenting for the month of April for April in the Raw. And I can’t tell you how glad I am that Raw Cacao exists!

  13. Even raw enthusiasts don’t make things with 100% raw ingredients! (vanilla, soy sauce, etc.), so these most definitely fit the bill. And wowzah, do they ever look delicious! (And I am still giggling at “HE double hockey sticks”–you are a riot!). ;)

  14. both your chocolate mint balls and the sunbutter thumbprints look amazing! i’m totally going to have to try them both – and thanks for sharing the recipes!

  15. Glugle Gluten-Free

    Just looking through my blog to catch up and realized I completely forgot to reply to comments on this post. Two months later. So, I am doing one overall comment. Thank you all so much for all of your comments. I read each and everyone and appreciate the support. It was a super crazy time. You are all so great. Your support makes the craziness a bit easier to take.

    xo – Tia