Aug 02 2013

Coconut Cocoa Cashew Cookies

Published by at 1:51 am under Comfort Food,Cookies,Vegan

A Quick Sweet Treat

Vegan Organic Coconut Cocoa Cashew Cookies

Coconut Cocoa Cashew Cookies

Coconut Cocoa Cashew Cookies

Some of life’s greatest discoveries happened by accident even in the culinary world. Chocolate chip cookies were an accident when the owner of the original Toll House Company ran out of baker’s chocolate for her chocolate cookies so she used broken pieces inside the dough. The potato chip was discovered when a chef in New York was fed up with a customer returning potatoes to the kitchen for being cut too thick, so he sliced them so thin they were a thin potato chip. Last night when I was preparing a sweet dressing for my popcorn, I realized the dressing was too thick to coat all my popcorn. It had a thick batter consistency. So, I squashed the popcorn dressing idea and formed little balls out of the batter. It worked, no flour, egg, or other binder was needed, so I threw them in the oven for 15 minutes. What came out was a chocolatey, nutty, spiced cookie that my husband went crazy for. Within a few minutes I prepared more batter, scooped them into little balls, and stuck them in the oven. 15 minutes later a dozen more cookies. Cheers to happy discoveries!
Yields 12 cookies
1/4 cup organic oat bran
1/4 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup organic unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup organic maple syrup
1 tablespoon organic raw agave nectar
3 tablespoons vegan butter
1 cup raw cashews
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Roughly chop half of the cashews. Grind the rest in a food processor anywhere between medium grind and fine grind. Mix the ground cashews with the other dry ingredients.

Melt the vegan butter in the microwave for a minute and add it to the dry mixture along with the maple syrup. Stir until you get a thick batter. Fold in the reserved chopped cashews. Using a small ice cream scooper or spoon form the batter into 2 inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 15 minutes. Allow the cookies to rest for at least 10 minutes. Then you are ready to enjoy them!

Bon Appetit!

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