I had an idea in my head for some time so I acted on it. I created these RAW CAROB BROWNIE COOKIES that I made using my beloved cookie cutters. I wanted to create a healthy cookie that was a bit more sweet than usual. So I used raw pitted large dates in them. Brazil nuts happen to be my favorite nuts so I used them too. 🙂
These are made in a few minutes in your food processor, then padded down with your hands or a hand spatula. I used my cookie cutters to create cute cookies! I placed them into the fridge to stiff up for at least 1 hour. Because there is coconut oil in them, just take them 5-10 minutes before eating out of the fridge otherwise they are way to cold & after 15 minutes or so, your coconut oil will start to melt & you don’t want messy hands! 🙂 They are fudgy too,…That is why, Peter & I both love them. We eat them as a nice quick healthy snack with our afternoon tea of café latte. You see?
In the end, I got 17 smaller cookies out of the raw dough. I placed them, spaced apart onto clean large plates into the fridge & after they were firmer, I placed them, while using a hand palet knife, into a cookie box, lined with tin foil. Then, I placed another layer of tin foil over the cookies & placed the other cookies on it, spaced apart. I also gobbled a few of them up! 😉
Recipe: For 17 smaller cookies
1 cup pitted large soft dates (165 gr)
1 cup brazil nuts (160 gr)
2 tablespoons carob powder
2 tablespoons sold coconut oil
1 tablespoon water
- Take food processor & place S-blade in. Add dates, Brazil nuts, carob powder, coconut oil & water. Place fitted lid on & pulse or mix until it all comes together. Scrape sides & push the raw dough into the S-blade. Pulse again until it is to your liking. Check with your fingers. When you push the raw dough together, it must stick! You still must see little specks of nuts & dates. It will all look something like this:
2. Take a Silpat & place it onto your kitchen counter. with your hands, remove S-blade & place all the raw dough onto the Silpat. With your hands, place it all together & pad it down with your hands onto the Silpat. With a small hand spatula & my hands, I formed a sticky dough. Make it the thickness that you like it to be. I like my cookies not too thick, maximum 0.5 cm or you can make them thicker, it is up to you! 🙂 Take your cookie cutters & place them down into the raw dough. With help of your fingers, push the raw dough all into the holes & sides of your cookie cutters & then carefully remove them with help of your fingers!!! With help of a knife or your hand spatula, break off the excess of cookie dough around the outside of your cookie cutters, to get a clean cookie cut! Place it onto clean plates into the fridge to stiff up, about 1 hour. It will all look something like this:
3. After being in the fridge for 1 hour, take the plates with cookies out of the fridge. With your hand spatula, carefully remove them & place them into a lined cookie box, spaced apart. Now, line again with aluminium foil & place the rest of your cookies on top of this foil. Place cookie box lid on & place into the fridge. Keep them in the fridge! When you want to eat a cookie, take the box out of the fridge for about 10-15 minutes, otherwise your cookies will be too cold or the coconut oil in them will melt!!! Enjoy, sweeties! xxx
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