Raw Easter Cookies

It has been a while since I’ve done a raw recipe, and what better way to usher in the new season than with some easy-to-make, fruity, raw cookies? I have to admit, there are some ingredients that aren’t completely raw; such as vanilla extract and store-bought raisins, but they’re nearly there! 

Also, here is some surprise news that I’ve been waiting to share with you, and now is the time. In January, I mentioned that I was working on a large project that I was very excited about; no, it’s not a cookbook of my own, BUT it is someone else’s. You may have heard of her and her brand Happy Herbivore. :) I was fortunate enough to take a majority of the pictures in her newest cookbook, “Happy Herbivore Light & Fit“! The book will be officially on the market in the fall, but is available for pre-order now. I am so, so elated about having my work published, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

Now, that we’ve got that covered, I can tell you about these tasty and festive cookies. I shaped them like eggs for the sake of Easter and having them in a basket, but flower shapes would be great, too! Maybe daisies or tulips? Each cookie has minimal ingredients in it and really couldn’t be easier to make and/or eat. ;) I used a dehydrator to keep these as raw as I could, but if you don’t have one, you can bake these on a low-temp. setting in your oven for a couple of hours.

All of the flavors are fresh and fun: Strawberry Mint, Berry Vanilla and Pseudo-Carrot Cake Cookies. I even tested these flavors out on my omnivore parents and got their approval. Not really necessary, but always appreciated. These recipes also work if you want to make Lara Bar-like snack bars, for on the go!

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Raw Easter Cookies

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Serves: 30

Colorful and healthy Easter treats, these cookies have flavors like Strawberry Mint, Berry Vanilla and Carrot Cake!
Ingredients
Strawberry Mint Cookies
  • 1 C. Raw Almonds, Soaked for 1 Hour
  • ⅔ C. Strawberries, Stem Trimmed Off
  • ½ C. Dates, Pitted
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
Berry Vanilla Cookies
  • 1 C. Raw Almonds, Soaked for 1 Hour
  • ⅓ C. Blueberries
  • ⅓ C. Blackberries
  • ½ C. Dates, Pitted
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
Carrot Cake Cookies
  • 1 C. Raw Almonds, Soaked for 1 Hour
  • ¼ C. Dates, Pitted
  • ¼ C. Raisins
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • ⅔ C. Carrots, Grated
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
Instructions
  1. Each recipe has the same directions, lucky you! Per recipe there are 10 servings/cookies.
  2. Whichever recipe you are working on, place all of those ingredients into a food processor with an s-blade.
  3. Pulse or run it until the ingredients start clumping together and creating a dough. You may need to scrape down the sides a couple of times to get an even texture.
  4. You do not want this to be a smooth paste.
  5. Next, take roughly 2 large tablespoons worth of the "dough" and shape them into eggs that are ⅜" thick. Do this onto parchment paper or paraflexx sheets for your dehydrator.
  6. Once all of the dough is used, place the cookies in the dehydrator and set the temperature to 115ºF. Dehydrate for 5 hours, then carefully peel them off of their sheet and turn them over onto the mesh tray.
  7. Dehydrate for another 5 hours, or until the cookie is to your desired consistency. I like my raw cookies pretty dry, so I dehydrated them for around 12 hours, total.
  8. Then serve!
Notes
If your dates are dried out and firm, soak them for 20 minutes before making the recipe.

 

Of course, the color is a bit prettier before they are dehydrated, but they still taste great and I like the cute shape. Enjoy your week, everyone!

25 Comments

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25 Responses to Raw Easter Cookies

  1. I’ve been itching to make cookies lately and these look exactly that what I need. Can’t wait to make/eat them!

  2. Congratulations! That cookbook sounds fabulous. Lindsay’s other cookbooks suffer from a lack of good photos (it is true) but with your photography, this will be a great cookbook! Can’t wait to see it. :)

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Thank you, Janet! I can’t wait until it is available and I get a copy in my hands. I feel like it will be so surreal!

  3. Congratulations from me also. Looking forward to seeing the photos. All 3 cookies sounds deliciously healthy. Glad you gave oven instructions as I do not have a dehydrator.

  4. These are beautiful! I will totally make them!

  5. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see your photos in print when the book is released. :)

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Thank you, Hannah! And me neither! ha ha Now, only if I could become as published as you. ;) Now that would be amazing!

  6. You simply cannot, in my opinion, go wrong with dates. Especially when they’re made into cookies! I think I’ll have to try the berry vanilla cookies first, though I’m sure I won’t be able to resist making them all in one go!

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      My friend liked the Berry ones the best, but I think the Carrot Cake ones were my favorite. And dates? I mean really? They’re so versatile and tasty!

  7. These look INCREDIBLE. I love the photos, as always :) Congrats on the HH cookbook! I can’t wait to get a copy!

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  10. Congratulations on having your photos in the new Happy Herbivore cookbook!! That is so exciting! Your pictures are gorgeous. I can’t wait to see them in print!

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Thank you, so much, Cadry! I’m having a hard time knowing that I have to wait a few months before seeing them.

  11. I have made all three cookies. They are healthy and delicious. I like Carrot Cake Cookies the most. Thanks for these lovely cookie recipes.

  12. Roxanne

    What do you soak the ingredients in?

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  16. Molly Dailey

    I would like to know if you can dehydrate in the oven with good results. I do not have a dehydrater and would love to make this as a treat for my little ones easter basket.
    Thanks
    Molly

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