Monday, December 20, 2010

Raw Maple-Cinnamon Coconut Cookies (Vegan, GF)

Raw treats are one of our favourite things to make because they are basically fool proof, ie. no baking. We love just making treats up as we go along such as these cookies. They were originally based off of our Raw Macaroon recipe, but since we added coconut flour, it made them more dense and cookie like. Basically, they were really really yummy, especially if you put maple-cinnamon caramel drizzle on top :) These would be really good as Christmas cookies too.




2 cups shredded coconut (I re-hydrated mine by soaking for a few hours because it was really hard, if you have softer coconut you probably don't need to soak)
6 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp maple syrup (for truly raw, you could sub agave or raw honey)
1 tsp vanilla extract (for truly raw, sub dried vanilla bean powder)
4 tbsp melted coconut oil

Maple-Cinnamon Icing:
1/4 cup packed dates
2 tbsp maple syrup (truly raw, sub agave or raw honey)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp coconut oil
Water to thin

Combine all ingredients for cookies. Roll into balls, place on a wax-paper lined flat surface and press into a round cookie shape. Combine ingredients for glaze in a food processor. Pipe onto cookies. Top with nuts. Freeze until hardened. Makes 20 cookies.

9 comments:

  1. Yikes! These look so good and so healthful too. Plus, they are somewhat holiday like, no?! I think so...going to make them! Thanks, Ladies;-)

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  2. These look amazing. I really like that they are raw. Sometimes the raw stuff is a little to dry but these seem nice and moist. :)

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  3. @ HayMarket8 they were! really moist, it might have been caused by the fact that I soaked the coconut before using it. It took away some of the coconut flavour though.

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  4. YUM! Maple and coconut two of my favs!!

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  5. These look great. But I am not sure where to get coconut flour, do you think other g/f flours will work?

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  6. @K, you could try almond flour, you can get coconut flour at health food stores and sometimes bulk food stores as well.

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  7. I just made raw macaroons, but dehydrated them so they got crunchy. yuuuum. i love this spin on them though, maple syrup is so good.

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  8. aoifjalksefoiajsdkf.

    unreal.

    this is so weird, people seem to be making the same kinds of recipes. I just came here because I saw your comment on rawmazing's maple recipe. I was just going to say I made raw vegan chocolate macaroons, and the girl that commented before me did too!! im going to make these asap.

    -Amy

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  9. I love making raw desserts. :)

    Great recipe! I'm going to try this today. I love the way it looks- so pretty.

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