These raw and good for you cookies are a snap to make in your food processor. No waiting time to bake or let cool, just blend up and form into balls and done!!! They are a great treat or even a filling snack when you are on the go. Even our 14 month old daughter Jade loves them too!
Hemp Hazelnut Power Cookies (yield: 1 dozen)
- 1 cup oats
- 2 TBS hempseeds
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts (I blended them into a meal first)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 5-7 medjool dates
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 TBS coconut oil
- super tiny pinch of sea salt
I blended the dry ingredients first just to make sure they were a smaller size our toddler wouldn’t choke on, but you can just blend them all at once for a more chunky consistency. Then after blending the dry ingredients I added the others to the food processor. When it is done it is still pretty crumbly, but you know it is the right consistency when you can form into balls, makes a dozen almost golf-ball sized cookies.
I love this time of year… yes the holidays! Because there are always amazing vegan potlucks and great times to share with family and friends. I have always loved anything almond or sesame inspired especially when it is combined with sweet. These cookies are super fun and easy and are kind of cheating because I use a cake mix.
I typically don’t have sugar in the house and I was almost out of medjoul dates, but I really wanted something sweet. I did have Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Vanilla Cake mix so I used some of that to be the base of these super chewy cookies. I took these to a vegan white elephant Holiday Party and they were a hit, everyone kept asking for the recipe and here it is!!!!
Almond Sesame Cookies (375 for 8-12 minutes)
- 2 cups Bob’s GF Vanilla Cake Mix
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup water (maybe slightly more if needed)
Mix all dry ingredients first and then add the tahini (ground sesame seeds) and water. Slowly mix it up and you may need a couple more teaspoons of water to achieve the right cookie consistency. Roll into balls (slightly smaller than ping pong balls) and you will get about 3 dozen cookies.