Cookies!

I'm still on my sugar free/cacao free cleanse, and happy to say that I'm going strong! I've had this cookie recipe to post for months and figured that since Sweetly Raw has been so quiet, it's time to present something on the sweet side.

I use nourishing raw butter in this recipe - Check out this post including a mint vanilla square recipe, if you want to know WHY raw butter.

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/4 cup raw butter, softened
3 tablespoons raw honey
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup ground, dried coconut
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, ground

Cacao nibs
goji berries, dried cherries, hemp seeds, etc

Mix together the butter, honey, oil, vanilla and salt until smooth, by hand or in a food processor.
Fold in the coconut, nuts, and cacao nibs and/or goji berries.
Spoon the dough onto a parchment paper or seran wrap lined tray (or plate), and chill. They'll firm up in no time.

Here I pressed a dried cherry into the top and left out the cacao nibs.

Here's another great cookie I came up with, also a few months ago while I was on my raw butter/low nut/coconut sugar kick. These are packed with good stuff, and especially full of coconut.

Coconut Butter Cookies

1/4 cup raw butter, softened
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
6 tablespoons tocotrienols 
3 tablespoons coconut crystals
3 drops stevia
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 cup shredded coconut flakes

Mix together all but the coconut flakes, by hand or in a food processor. Fold in the coconut flakes.
Spoon onto parchment paper lined plate/tray and chill. The cookies will firm.

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13 Comments
  1. January 16, 2011 at 17:03
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    mmm mmm mmm yummy great treat recipes for sharing and celebrations(Thank-you Heather:)!<br /><br />xoxox

  2. January 16, 2011 at 18:13
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    those look fabulous!

  3. January 16, 2011 at 19:01
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    Those look lovely! Simple to make and no dehydration too...<br /><br />And I understand about the butter, but I just can't stand the taste of it, and am guessing that just subbing coconut oil should work just fine, maybe a slight change in the texture. Just got some tocos, so will probably try that one!<br />Thanks again and glad to hear you're going strong.<br />Ela

  4. January 16, 2011 at 19:30
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    These all look so good! I never knew you could do so much with raw foods.

  5. January 18, 2011 at 19:46
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    What would you use if I want to leave out the butter? a good raw substitute?

  6. Anonymous
    January 18, 2011 at 19:49
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    Hi Heathy,<br /><br />Where did you find the raw butter in Canada, since raw milk is not allowed (I hate that fact and hopefully it will change soon). I know raw cheese is available but did not know raw butter was. Thanks.

  7. January 19, 2011 at 20:54
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    Marci, you could try a combo of raw coconut oil and coconut butter. <br /><br />Anonymous - you can't get raw butter in Canada, unfortunately. I got a bunch of raw butter in California and brought it back with me. Otherwise you could use organic butter.

  8. Anonymous
    January 19, 2011 at 23:58
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    Thanks for the response. :) I'm going to keep bugging the Government to change this silly law. Take care.

  9. January 23, 2011 at 20:49
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    Hi,<br />I'm actually doing a research thesis for my undergrad studies at ucsd and my topic pertains to vegan food blogging.<br />I feel as though blogs, of any form are an interesting way to be able to connect to people of similar interests. For me, when I made the switch to veganism (a little over a year ago now) I sought out blogs as a means of a support system.<br /><br />I was wondering if you could give me some insight into why you specifically keep a blog? Why you started blogging? and what, if anything, you feel you gain from others blogs?<br /><br />Any insight you could give me into the importance of blogging for you would be greatly appreciated.<br /><br />Thank you for your time,<br />Richelle<br />rbarta@ucsd.edu<br /><br />ps. Anyone who has anything to say on this topic, please feel free to email me!

  10. January 26, 2011 at 21:45
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    I'm doing no sugar right now too. :)<br /><br />Those chocolate chip cookies look incredible! As do the other cookies... and like all of your recipes... :) YUM!

  11. January 27, 2011 at 09:09
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    These look delicious and so guilt free too. Still waiting on my friend to get back to me about the Sydney Bridge Climb too k? xx

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