Raw Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Today is a cookie day! I went on a 6 hour mountain hike with friends this weekend and along the way I asked them for tasty recipe ideas. Someone suggested a coconut cookie… and naturally a splash of chocolate has to be added, so this yummy snack was born. The chocolate is totally optional but takes them to a new level and you can turn them into a mint chip cookie by adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil. I like to do two layers of chocolate, allowing the first coating to set in the fridge for at least 15 minutes in between.

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup cashews

2 tablespoons coconut flour

3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon cacao nibs

Grind the coconut and cashews down to flour in a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients (except nibs). Process briefly to combine. Stir in the nibs. Press the dough into a small plastic wrap lined container (making it as thin or thick as you like). Chill in the fridge at least 1 hour and then use a cookie cutter to make shapes or slice into squares. Chill in the fridge or freezer at least a few more hours. Dip into the melted chocolate and set on a parchment paper lined tray.

For a mint chip cookie: add a few drops of peppermint essential oil

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Chocolate

1/3 cup melted cacao butter

3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave

1/3 cup cacao powder

Add the syrup to the cacao butter in a bowl that is set over a pot of hot water. Sift the cacao powder over top and gently whisk in until the chocolate is smooth.

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Recipe by Chef Heather Pace, www.sweetlyraw.com

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6 responses to “Raw Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Thanks for the excellent easy recipe. I live in Ottawa (Ontario) six months and in Guatemala six months of the year. Your recipe might become one of the local favorites as we have pure 100% chocolate and coconuts in our backyard, which costs pennies. And of course everybody loves chocolate and coconut! I will use your recipe to make chocolate balls instead of cookies, a step even easier. Gracias

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