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11-20-2005, 07:33 PM
I wish I knew who to thank, but I copied this from a raw website some time ago and didn't print the author. I have made these once a week for the last month, and OMG are they gooooood! It would make so much more if I would quit eating the batter before getting it into the dehydrator :D I am so grateful to the person that created this recipe, it get's me thru the week for snacking. If you are the creator, please come forth so I can properly thank you for helping me stay raw!
1small apple, chopped
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup dates, soaked
1/2 cup raisins, soaked
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground cordamom
1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
1/3 cup raw maple syrup (I used Agave)
1 cup almonds, chopped (I use whatever nuts I have on hand)
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup dred shredded coconut (I did not have any, so I omitted it)
In a food processor, blend all the ingredients except the last three (nuts and shredded coconut) until smooth. Then stir in
the nuts and coconut and put them in cookie shapes on the mesh screen (no teflex needed). Dehydrate at 105 about 18 hrs, (I usually just do overnight and take them out in the morning). They are unbelievable good, especially warm.
I have tried a couple of changes to this recipe. Because they are so good, and don't last long, I added a couple more apples (total of 3). I doubled (not tripled) the spices, raisins and dates, but kept the nuts the same. Then I thought oats sounded good, so I added a cup of that, and this batter is soooooo good! It reminds me of an apple crisp when they are warm out of the dehydrator. I like them a bit crispy on the outside, and soft inside. This fills all 4 of my round trays (if I don't try every other spoonful when making them!). I make small bite size rounds. Don't try to flip them, they stick to the screen, but peel off easily when they are done.
11-20-2005, 07:45 PM
I wish I knew who to thank, but I copied this from a raw website some time ago and didn't print the author, and just now tried it. OMG, it would make so much more if I would quit eating the batter before getting it into the dehydrator :D I am so grateful to the person that created this recipe, it get's me thru the week for snacking.
1small apple, chopped
heyyy, that can't be the whole recipe...
11-20-2005, 07:57 PM
Pretty simple recipe, huh? :p So sorry, I must have hit something that sailed it off to the unknown! Hope the rest of the recipe makes up for it!
11-20-2005, 07:58 PM
Ahhh...there we go! :D
Thanks for sharing...will try them very soon!!
11-20-2005, 08:46 PM
num num num num nummy... looked good, realized I had all the ingredients, now they're in the dehydrator. The DO taste like apple crisp -- well, the dough does anyhow.
And also...the dough sort of reminds me of mincemeat pie. So, for those of you who like mincemeat, might want to try this cookie recipe, but instead of putting it in the deyhydrator, put it into a nut-crust. I don't know how much it would stick together once you slice it, so might want to experiment a bit with something to make it hold together
Also, I bet this would be yummy over sliced bananas or even better, on top of banana ice cream!
(FYI, I used an orange instead of lemon and added the oats as suggested :))
Whatcha waiting for? Run, go try it for yourselves! :D
11-20-2005, 11:38 PM
MMMM sounds yummy I am going to give them a try without dedydrating them
Thanks for posting!
02-16-2006, 08:03 PM
This looks great . . . I've been looking for dessert recipes that aren't all nuts.
Could the following thread be the origin of this recipe?
02-20-2006, 12:56 PM
I can't believe I ran across this. I was searching for more information on maple syrup (trying to figure out if there is a raw option or not) and I found this thread! What a compliment - that's my recipe! I'm so glad you like it. I developed it for my children - my son really likes them.
I use to run a web site called WellandWise. Does that sound familiar? I have since converted it to therawtable.com (http://www.therawtable.com). It isn't finished, but I am close. The other site was more about general health nutritional issues and whole foods - cooked and raw. This new one is really about supporting the idea of raw foods and introducing it to the more main-stream folk. I am also supporting Alissa's site through it and will be promoting local Living on Live cooking classes after my training in May.
I am really honored that you like the recipe so much. It is a tremendous compliment. Thank you.
I just remembered, I did post a thread about this recipe when I first put it together. I was so excited that my kids actually liked something raw that I made!
02-20-2006, 12:57 PM
I, too, LOVE those cookies!! I made them for my very first class which was a dessert tasting and no one really touched them as they were going for other stuff. When I took them home and had one, I was HOOKED! I ate them all and didn't want to share them!
I need to make them again, they are very delicious so thank you for creating such a wonderful recipe! :D
02-21-2006, 01:58 PM
Thanks again. I'm just delighted that you like them.
02-21-2006, 03:10 PM
maraw, it's highly unlikely that there is a raw maple syrup available. Maple syrup involves about a 40:1 reduction, that is 40 gallons of maple sap are cooked and reduced to 1 gallon of syrup. To evaporate that under the critical temperature would be pretty darned unlikely, expensive, and difficult, and would require some serious surface area. Also, maple sap fresh out of the tree is clear, like water, it gets golden or tawny brown as the sugars are cooked (sort of like when you caramelize sugar syrup if you were cheffy before going raw). So if there's any color to it, I'd say NOT RAW.
03-01-2006, 09:51 PM
You are absolutely right! I contacted a maple syrup manufacturer in Canada to clarify my knowledge and he told me the same thing. I think the lady at Whole Foods is getting "pure" and "raw" confused. I have had this problem before there so I am not really suprised.
I have one or two "raw" recipes that I may choose to continue using maple syrup with but for the rest, I will go with agave or another raw sweet alternative. This cookie recipe is one of them. I don't think the flavor is completely dependant on the maple. It can be developed a little differently to attain that same rich flavor with spices and a little extra vanilla.
Thanks for the info - I appreciate you taking the time to educate.
03-02-2006, 05:43 AM
those sound SO fantastic
i cannot WAIT until i'm home for the summer and have my mother's wonderful blender/dehydrator/KITCHEN SPACE to create all these masterpieces
i'm so jealous of everyone that can go create at this very moment! :p
i do hope you all enjoy them though :)
anybody have pics?
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