2012/10/29

{Love Made} Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies With Oats

This morning of the 20th day of the Get-Ready-For-Excellence Challenge, has been a blast already... This challenge is such a delight to participate in, I cannot cease to praise it :))) Click HERE to read more, get all details, and join in if feeling inspired... I'm sharing it all for free :))) Anyhow, let's get on with this recipe that I found here. And I haven't tried them yet, just recently made them... just nabbed some of the dough and some of the chocolate, which was very yummy indeed, so cannot go wrong :)))
Dough
1 cup (approx 2.5 dl) Rolled Oats (I used regular, but if you prefer fully raw there is non-steamed rolled oats available, just check the package information)
1/2 cup (approx 1 dl + 1/4 dl) cashews
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons honey ( feel free to substitute with other sweetener if desired)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla seeds
pinch of salt
AND
1/2 cup chocolate chips (the recipe below of raw chocolate makes this amount)
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...or cacao nibs or whatever you fancy :))) I used homemade chocolate making it with 1/2 dl (approx 1/4 cup) coconut oil, 1/4 dl(approx 1/8 cup) cacao and (optional) some honey... (I've tried with and without, and when using it for these cookies, I find no need for the honey) Make sure to cool both the dough and the chocolate properly before mixing it together since the coconut oil based one will melt easily... it did for me, even if I cooled well.. but it doesn't matter, they got chocolate striped instead... who cares :))) Put the chocolate (if coconut-oil based) in the freezer before adding it, that way it will melt less and make dots of chocolate in your cookies rather than stripes.. delicious either way of course.. :)
Alright, there are a few steps to this one...
Using a food processor with an S-blade, I mixed half the oats and the cashews to a "flour", then added everything except the rest of the oats and the chocolate. After mixing it together to a crumble, I added the rest of the oats to blend again. When done, I put the dough in the refrigerator to let it chill. Meanwhile I made the chocolate (if having ready-made you can blend them in the dough right a way, altho if coconut oil based - both the dough and the chocolate have to chill prior to blending.) When the chocolate was ready I cut it into pieces and blended it into the dough. Then pressed it together and made it log-like before cutting it with a knife into cookies... I pressed each cookie some more to make it stick-together properly before I put them on waxed paper in an air-tight container. These, I've read, are best to store in the freezer, and can hold up to a week or two. I don't think these will last even near to a week, but just for your information :))) I'm assuming you could dehydrate these too, but the storage in the freezer is because the oats easily goes rancid... so keep them freezed either way :))) And in this recipe the freezing is majorly for storage, which means ~ let them un-freeze a few minutes before enjoying them... for example meanwhile making your cuppa tea or similar... :)))
YAY!! Delicious :)))
Now, try these out, and check out the other recipes... for example (click on them to open the recipe) Raw Fruit Leather Candy, Raw Mini Cheesecakes, Raw Pasta Alfredo, Super Easy Raw "Oatmeal" Breakfast, Raw Chai Flavored Chia Pudding , Quick&Easy Walnut Mince - A Substitute for Minced Meat and more..., Delicious RAW Brownie!!! Have a GORGEOUS DAY :)))

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