Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Raw Chocolate-Chip Pecan Cookies

There's something beautiful about the union between nuts and chocolate. Here's my contribution to the wonders of that happy marriage:

Chocolate-Chip Pecan Cookies
1 1/2 C ground cashews
1 C mix of ground oats & spelt*
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 C maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 heaping tbsp of melted cacao butter
cinnamon to taste (I use a lot)
1/2 C chopped pecans
1/2 C chocolate chips

*the easy and less raw way: grind oat and spelt flakes into flour with your food processor
the more time-consuming but raw-er way: soak oat groats and spelt berries for 12-24 hours, dehydrate them, then grind them into flour

1. Mix ground oats and spelt, ground cashews, salt, and cinnamon til evened out
2. Pour in maple syrup, vanilla, and cacao butter, blend well
3. Mix in chopped pecans and chocolate chips
4. Form cookies with your hands (it will be sticky) or dollop one heaping tablespoon of cookie dough onto Teflex sheet and place in dehydrator at 115 for 3-4 hours

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