Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Raw Almond Cookies & Strawberry Mousse

The cookie in this recipe is rich in flavor, sweet, tangy and savory all in one. Full of superfoods and vital minerals to keep your body in peak condition through the cold months. I love making superfood cookies, and all can be used as a pie crust or tart as well. When you want a treat in a flash, this is the ultimate in flavor and satisfaction.

Local berries that have been stored by freezer can last into the winter, and we can Love these flavors year round. I purchased the frozen strawberries used in this recipe from a local farm, and will think about saving my own next year.

Enjoy these flavors on their own, or paired together. It is a wonderful snack for the sweet tooth :)

Raw Almond Cookies


1 cup almonds
2 T goji berries
1 cup coconut flakes
2 T raw butter or coconut oil
2 T raw honey
3 T lucuma powder
1 T maca powder
¼ tsp camu camu powder
¼ tsp vanilla powder
2 pinches Himalayan salt
pinch orange zest

Process almonds, goji berries and coconut in a food processor or dry blender until you have a flour. Add all remaining ingredients and mix until combined and sticking together easily. A bit more honey or butter may be added if it is too dry. Press into cookie cutters, small tart pan, or roll into shapes. Chill while making other components.

Strawberry Mousse Topping


1 cup strawberries
2 T coconut butter, melted
2 T coconut oil, melted
2 T raw honey
2 T lucuma powder
¼ tsp camu camu powder
3 T orange juice, fresh
pinch Himalayan salt
pinch vanilla powder

If using frozen strawberries, defrost by using a double boiler, or leave out to defrost beforehand. Melt down coconut butter and oil. Place all room temperature ingredients into a high power blender, then add oils, and mix until smooth and creamy. Pour over cookie in cookie cutter or into a small tart. Chill at least 2 hours, then remove from cookie cutter or tart pan.

Palm Sugar Frosting

¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup palm sugar
¼ tsp Himalayan salt
3 T Strawberry Mousse Topping
2-4 drops strawberry extract

Place all ingredients into a food processor and mix until combined and smooth. Pipe onto cookies or tart. Serve or chill.

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