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01-02-2007, 08:39 PM
I took pictures, but they don't look as eye appealing via camera, but to taste them they are fabulous and simple to make. I didn't measure, and normally don't, but this is what I used:
Apricot Cashew Cookies
squeeze some lemon to creat a little juice action for the food processor
a tiny slice of lemon peel
In food processor with S blade, mix apricots, cashews and pinch of fresh lemon juice. After the mixture is almost mixed into small pieces added carob powder adn the tiny slice of lemon peel. When mixture felt like it would stick, I called it finished.
In hands made ball, pressed into a cookie. They are rich, sweet and delicious.
The picture would do no justice to the flavors here. I am glad to have yummy to munch on right now.
01-02-2007, 09:15 PM
It sounds great! Do you soak apricots?
01-02-2007, 09:29 PM
No I just throw the apricots in. Apricots feel spongy (soft) when I buy it compared to the dried apples which are flat and sort of hard which I would soak.
It is really simple and fast. No kidding. No salt, no flavorings, just what I had on hand is what I used.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we are. We are almost finished with them now too. For me, it's once you start it's hard to quit till they are all gone, unless you can control yourself.
I hope you enjoy these. They are perfect for the last minute guests who decide they will be over in 15 minutes. You will be way finished in 5 or less. I made them in to small cookies size.
01-02-2007, 09:47 PM
That sounds incredible!
01-02-2007, 10:13 PM
No kidding, being so simple, fast to prepare and delish is a great combo. I'm amazed myself. Since I had all the ingredients, ran out of raisins, I thought I would give this a first time try. Ii didn't have a recipe to follow buy what popped into my creative mind. It's really, really easy too. Now my daughter, who we will be visiting in TX doesn't own a food processor so not a reality to make her these as carrying my food processor on the plane is too much bother. Not so sure if they would make it on the plane if I made them in advance. I probably could pack them in my clothes in zip locks. Not a long plane ride.
01-02-2007, 10:18 PM
You may have to put it on your checked baggage. I just got back from a trip overseas myself, and the security nazis are still at it...within the States, anyways. They'll probably think it's a bomb if it's not commercially processed and labelled, unfortunately. Heck, I always get pulled aside at every security checkpoint because they can't figure out what on earth my FLUTE is...
01-02-2007, 10:53 PM
I think I will make these tomorrow. I have no carob right now, but I'll try them without it. Thanks!
01-03-2007, 11:26 AM
Yes, they should work great without carob. I had it and was thinking of RP brownies so I grabbed the jar of carob and just poured away. Let me know how they turn out. For me, they were a "taste of heaven" in record time too. Hardly any cleanup but rinsing the food processor.
If I remember to make cookies I will bring them to daughter/grandbaby.
OT: Right now my daughter, when pregnant, broke an eye tooth way down. She got a flipper, a false tooth for lack of wording, and today as I write she is in dental "surgery" for her implant (not sure if this the prep start, but 2 hours later I will have more details).
carolg... I have all ingredients and will be trying this tonight. I have some brownies in the fridge... my husband loves those and I figure they'll be gone by tonight and I'll need to make my next treat. Can't wait to try this out.
01-03-2007, 07:06 PM
I just made these and they are sooo good! I used lemon zest..but in reading the recipe did you put a whole piece of the lemon peel in? If so, that's probably better because I was thinking next time I need to put more zest in! The flavors blend together wonderfully and are just scrumptious! The lemon and apricot do something special together. I had no carob so put a bit of cacao powder in which made it bitter and so also put a bit of sweetener in, but not very much. Personally I think I would prefer it without the cacao and sweetener as I'm more of a fruit person than a chocolate person lol, but I'm really trying to get someone to eat raw and figured he'd like the chocolate..so don't be afraid to make them if you have no carob and no chocolate.
This is a GREAT recipe! Thanks Carol!
01-04-2007, 12:06 PM
So excited you enjoyed this simple, delish and easy to make cookies. No additional sweetner was used but from the fruit. The carob was just an add on treat as I reflected on RP brownies only. I used only a "tiny" (and I mean "tiny) slice of the lemon, but you can add as much as you want. Glad it was a hit and glad to share always as others always do.
01-04-2007, 12:11 PM
Were they dehydrated?
01-04-2007, 12:55 PM
We did enjoy it very much Carol, and the intended non raw recipient loved them. Progress, progress! Thanks so much. I wouldn't have put the sweetener in but the cacao made it a tad bitter and I thought that wouldn't do for the person I who I made them for as they have a SAD palate.
RowanC, no they're not dehydrated.
01-04-2007, 04:21 PM
Mine didn't have a hint of bitterness, but I didn't use much carob either. Wow, to impress a "non-rawie" is exciting. I don't always have time to plan ahead to dehydrate, and when I needed an immediate "fix" this came out to be a good one like RP Brownies. Now I have two choices--RP or mine. Both work for me. Glad it was a hit!
02-03-2007, 05:33 PM
Thank you so much for the recipe. I've been making the cookies since I first read your post. Most recipes use dates and they are not my favorite. Your apricot cookies are delicious!!!! I keep experimenting with them and change ingredients here and there but the basics are the same. Thank again for sharing!
02-03-2007, 05:41 PM
Thanks. I'm sure glad they are being enjoyed. So simple makes it so nice too besides flavor. I bet you can make raisin/cashew/lemon cookies and leave out the apricots. I do think however the apricots have a flavor of their own--unique! Continue enjoying them! I planned on making more recently but instead gobbled all my cashews up and then worked on getting rid of the apricots in my belly now.
So many have shared with me, I love returning the blessing.
02-03-2007, 08:35 PM
Mmmmmmmmm! Sounds great! We're running low on cookies so I'll make these as soon as I get the ingredients...
Actually, I just had one of fairygirl's ginger apricot cookies for dessert and was saying to Don how much I like them. More apricot cookies, yay! LOL
Will keep you posted!
02-09-2007, 04:12 PM
yes, these sound warmly yummy for a winter season.
Carmella, i have enjoyed all your inspiring food photos!
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