Halloween Cookies

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I loved the challenge of making these raw cookies, playing with the shapes and colours. As for the flavours, I wanted to evoke true autumn tastes like pumpkin spice, carrot cake, nutmeg and clove, as well as include some new additions like matcha, mango, and black sesame. I was thrilled when everyone who tried the cookies loved the result.

Ingredients

Basic Mix
2 cups almond flour
2 cups sprouted oat flour
1/2 cup ground rolled oats
1 cup maple syrup powder
pinch of salt

Pumpkin Cookies
2 cups basic mix
1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup freeze dried carrots - ground
1/2 cup date paste
3/4 cup carrot puree (2 carrots, 1/2 cup freshly squeezed carrot juice, 1/2" piece fresh ginger root - all pureed in a high speed blender)
1/2 cup carrot pulp left from making carrot juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon each clove
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Matcha Cookies
1 cup basic mix
1/4 cup raw almond butter
1/4 cup date paste
1/2 tablespoon matcha powder

Mango Cookies
1 cup basic mix
1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 cup raw almond butter
1/4 cup date paste
1/2 cup mango puree (dried mango slices soaked in water for 2 hours, drained, and blend with water reserved from soaking)

Chocolate Cookies

1 cup basic mix
1/4 cup raw almond butter
1 tablespoon raw chocolate
1 tablespoon carob powder
1/4 cup date paste

Black Sesame Cookies
1 cup sprouted oat flour
1/4 cup maple syrup powder
1/4 cup raw almond butter
1/4 cup date paste
4 tablespoons coarsely ground black sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. The cookies can be shaped into simple squares or circles. Shaping them in figure molds takes some more time, but makes for a pretty result.
  2. If one of the mixes turns out too sticky and not firm enough, rolling it between a Teflex sheet and a sheet of parchment paper and drying a little in the dehydrator should ease the cutting/shaping process.
  3. Once the cookies are shaped, dehydrate them at 115F until they are dry on the outside and slightly moist and chewy on the inside.

Notes

This was a chance for me to experiment with sprouted oat flour, which I've been meaning to do for a while. I started with making a basic dry mix, and then added different ingredients for various cookie flavours.

Matcha powder (green tea powder) is another ingredient that I just started using. It's been getting lots of great publicity, as I always see tempting matcha recipes on food blogs and in magazines. Delicious!

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Mother and daughter on a life revolving around fresh & delicious food.

Dreaming of a family café and the world.Mom works out the recipes.Daughter takes the photos.Both cook.
Food that takes time, effort, and love. Golubka (голубка) - noun, dove from Russian

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