Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Oh yes.

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I simply could not wait to post about my most recent creation in the kitchen.

I could probably live off of raw cookie dough if I had to. It is one of my most guilty pleasures. The only problem as we all know is that it is far from healthy.

Could I really create raw chocolate chip cookies that were delicious yet healthy too? I sought to find out!

Of course I researched a few raw chocolate chip cookie recipes online, and then I went to experiment!

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients:

Cookie dough:

  • 1 3/4 cups ground raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup ground raw oats
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Raw chocolate chips:

  • 2 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 T agave nectar (or maple syrup probably works)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Dough: Grind up raw cashews and raw oats in a food processor or blender. Place all cookie dough ingredients into a large bowl and mix by hand or with a spoon. OR simply place all ingredients in the processor and blend (why didn’t I do this!? lol). Mix until a dough forms and you can make a large ball. Refrigerate dough while you make the chocolate chips.

Chips: Mix all chocolate chip ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Roll the dough out onto parchment paper and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Optional: Half way through at 15 mins., flip the chocolate sheet over for even freezing.

When chocolate is frozen, cut into chips. This is the fun part! I used a pastry slicer and it was SO fun making the chips.

Mix chips into dough and have fun!

Place in fridge (if you have any left that is) to harden for about 30 mins. They get real hard! Make sure to refrigerate them on parchment paper or they will stick to the plate.

Notes: If you don’t have carob powder you can substitute it for cocoa powder just as easily. Alternatively, you may be able to sub the agave nectar for maple syrup or honey. If you try this and it turns out let me know!

Also note, I cut the recipe in half to make a smaller batch. Don’t be too worried about getting exact measurements here. They will still turn out, promise.

The best part is the total prep time (not including freezing and refrigerating) was 10 minutes! So quick and easy. These would be amazing to whip up before guests come over or for a quick birthday gift.

I adapted this recipe found here. I used much less coconut oil in both mixtures, substituted raw oats for groats, and I added vanilla and agave in the chocolate chips.

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Flipping it after 15 mins of freezing:

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WAY TOO MUCH FUN. Seriously. I can’t handle it.

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Dare I say these were the best chocolate chips I have ever had?!?! I do, dare!!

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I am feeling the love, are you?

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Pure, sweet, rolled up bliss:

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Ideas:

1) Roll out dough mixture and use cookie cutters.

2) Roll dough mixture into balls and then roll in coconut.

3) Add other mix-ins instead of chocolate chips, like raisins or chopped up dates.

The taste?

These raw chocolate chip cookies BLEW MY MIND! Seriously I was NOT expecting this. I could not stop eating this stuff. It was pure heavenly bliss with some great health benefits to boot! :)

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Amy May 3, 2009

Oh wow, these sound so amazing!!! I’m going to have to try this out soon.

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Deloris January 8, 2010

OMG! They were sooooooooooooooooo good! Thank you, I was searching for a raw choc cookie recipe to make with my daughter who has been on me for days for cookies and I did not want to make egg and sugar junk! (She gets enough of that from her father!) LOVE them! You rock sistah! This instructions, pictures all of it, amazing! Thank you x much!

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Lynn November 6, 2013

Just made your raw chocolate chips cookies and they are delicious. Yes, I loved making my own chocolate chips!!! All things homemade, rock!!!!!

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Christine August 9, 2010

Hi Angela,
We’re launching a new recipe edition on our website, and would love to feature this recipe. I’ve sent you an email about this, but haven’t heard back yet, so if you could email me at your convenience, that would be great!

Best,
Christine

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Stephanie May 3, 2009

YUM!

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*Andrea* May 3, 2009

oh my lord those look fabulous!!!! i wish i liked to bake/cook because those would be on the top of my list.. unfortunately i hate it and i suck at it haha. but i admire your creativity in the kitchen. you are very skilled! i would totally buy these if they were sold in boston :)

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TorontoGirloutWest May 3, 2009

LOL You beat me to the punch! I read Jenna’s entry and thought I would try to make a batch too. Thanks for doing the leg-work for me! :)

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Hangry Pants May 3, 2009

I am floored! Like you, I am a cookie dough MANIAC! I love the whole concept and I promise to try to make these very soon!!!!

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Crunchy Granola Girl May 3, 2009

Those look amazing Angela! I usually make oatmeal chocolte chip cookies using the recipe on the quaker oats box and end up eating at least a cookie-worth of dough…

And on another note- I ran my first half-marathon today! When I finished my friends said “Wow, you’re glowing!” and I immediately thought of you! Thanks for the inspiration each and every day! And in regards to your previous post, you most definitely are a runner (and so much more)!

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Ellen May 4, 2009

i definitely ran to the kitchen after seeing this! i mixed coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla stevia and peanut butter and then dipped dates into it. it was amazing! thanks for posting this :)

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Priyanka May 4, 2009

Seriously Angela, that sounded so amazing that I ran to the kitchen to try it!As I am typing this comment the babies are happily sleeping in the fridge. Mine aren’t definitely as pretty as yours, but they sure taste fantastic!

Thanks for sharing!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 4, 2009

So glad you liked them girls!!! Weeeeee. I can’t get over how awesome these are!

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emily May 4, 2009

those look amazing, you are so creative!

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Christina May 4, 2009

Better than cookie dough? No way! I just need to get some coconut oil but I’m definitely trying these

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Sarah (lovINmytummy) May 4, 2009

I will make these. How I will talk Chris into going to the store for coconut oil and raw cashews is a whole ‘nother story.

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Julie May 4, 2009

I love that you discovered raw food :-) Raw dessert and treats are just amazing!

I actually have two questions for you (time for a new FAQ ;-) ):
Now that you focus on not eating artificial sweetners and other crap foods, as well as buying organic, how come you still use makeup, shampoo, moisturizer etc. with all kinds of chemicals in them? I’ve had great experiences with using no-crap cosmetics, shampoo and so on.

Have you been doing any thoughts into simple living? Seems as if you’re on your way with having a job that you really enjoy, spending time in nature and all kinds of other things.

Finally I would like to hear if anyone is up for a challenge this week? Here in Denmark it is now monday morning and a perfect time for starting a week-challenge. Don’t buy anything except food, medicine and cannot-wait-birhtday-presents this week! I’m doing it anyways, but it would be fun to see if people were up for the challenge. It is a way to become more aware of the power money holds over us, and how we sometimes spend money mindlessly without actually needing the things we buy.

Julie

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li August 6, 2012

hi julie,
your idea of living simple is very interesting!
My first thought is that’s how I live my life most of the time anyways.
I guess it’s more directed at people who has extra money to spend on other things.

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k May 4, 2009

Those cookies are so cute…i think i need to get a heart cookie cutter.

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now May 4, 2009

They look amazing!!! So good! I can’t wait until I have some time to spend in the kitchen. I have a few things to try out!

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Brittany May 4, 2009

You are an inspiration to me. I am 18 years old and leave in Orlando FL. I came across your blog while reading a diet blog (which i don’t anymore!) and you have truly inspired me to get healthy by working out and making smart food choices!! Your relationship with your husband has inspired me to try including my boyfriend more in my workouts and I also want to try cooking more healthy meals like you make that both you and your husband will eat! (boys are so picky about health food..) I am so glad that you post all throughout the day it’s like you think everyone is your best friend on here and you make yourself so relatable! I just want to let you know you have a fan all the way down here in hot hot florida!

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sunny September 21, 2013

Hi Brittany,
We are from Central FL too. There are great meet-up groups in Central FL and over 1,000 registered raw foodists.
Chef Olive has a great group in your area and in Mt. Dora there is a great live organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, restaurant where we meet every Thursday at 5:45. There is a free talk with price of an entree, from 6pm -7 or 7:30pm on how to make live food your lifestyle with recipes and fun facts. You can find the info on meetup.com/Lake-County-Raw-Food-Allies/ for other areas just put in meetup.com and your city or county and see what comes up for your area.
These are fantastic cookies though we used raw cacao nibs instead of the chips and we don’t eat oils so we just left it out and subbed with a little flax and 1/4 cup purified water it turned out just fine. Many times we sub oils according to the recipe and flavors with avocado, flax seeds, chia seeds, cacao or coconut butter, etc. Just be sure to keep the volume of liquid the same or add a little bit at a time to see how it sticks together.
This is a great recipe and we are so excited to get it. What substitution suggestions do you have for those who don’t choose to eat oats? Buckwheat. other nuts or seeds?
Thanks for all you do.
Sunny

Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2009/05/03/raw-chocolate-chip-cookies/#ixzz2fYM9hQqT

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Jenna May 4, 2009

YOU ARE BRILLANT!!!!!! REALLY YOU ARE!! I can’t wait to make these! :) thank you so much!

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Shelby May 4, 2009

Oh. My. Gosh.

Those are the best raw cookies I have ever seen!!!

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brandi May 4, 2009

those cookies look amazing! great idea :)

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weight and meditate May 4, 2009

Those do look fabulous, but I can’t promise I’ll make them since I have only one of the ingredients I’d need on hand! Someday thouugh.

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Leila May 4, 2009

These look simply amazing. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Can’t wait to try it out myself!

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AlliJag May 4, 2009

Awesome idea! I think I need to stop at the grocery store on the way home now and get all the ingredients! You are so darn creative!

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amy (veganissexy) May 4, 2009

NAUGHTY. NAUGHTY. NAUGHTY. I’m just pretending I didn’t read how to make those….pretending I didn’t see those delicous looking pictures….pretending I didn’t copy and print the recipe….and pretending I’m not going to try and make those in a weak moment this week. Phew….glad I’ve got such good restraint :)

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Katrina (gluten free gidget) May 4, 2009

Do you think these could be made using something other than cashews? I’m allergic. (which really stinks since they are used in so many vegan recipes!)

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kellie February 22, 2010

I always substatue Almonds when I do not have any raw cashews in the house and the results are almost the same.

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Jenn (eating bender) May 4, 2009

WOW! These look amazing, Angela! I am all for eating a cookie that tastes more like (or better than) cookie dough :) You are such a genius in the kitchen. I like yo style!

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Elisabeth May 4, 2009

Oooh, I can’t wait to make these! Thanks!!

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Katharina May 4, 2009

Those seem delicious! I love having healthy food that reminds me of something similar (but not as many nutrients). That’s why I love oatmeal because it’s so versatile.

I wonder if you can make a raw version of gingersnaps.

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Briana May 8, 2009

OH MY GOSH these are amazing! Who would think you could make something this healthy and still dessert like. I used raw almonds but they still turned out great.

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mi May 10, 2009

true to my word, i made these today, and all i can say is WOW. you are inhumanly talented at this!! these were AMAZING!! thank you!

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katie May 29, 2009

i made these last night, but “cheated” and used pre-made chocolate chips – my first raw food baking experience, and they were delicious, especially the “dough” :)

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Jaimejoy May 31, 2009

ummmm……..yeah. freakin amazing. i didn’t have raw cashews, so i substituted raw almonds instead, that was the only change i made. this recipie is just genius. pat yourself on the back, Angela. thank you for sharing this!

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N.D. June 10, 2009

I made these and were delcious! One thing I had to do was use smart oil (canola/soy/something else) instead of coconut which I couldn’t find at my normal grocery store. What are the benefits of coconut oil ? the cookies were “oily” and a little crumbly so I bet the coconut oil would do the trick. Either way , they were fantastic!

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Tammy June 11, 2009

Thank you for posting this!! i have always been a cookie lover, then i went raw!~ I had all the ingredients on hand so it was easy to begin and so worth the efforts!!!
Youve got me dreaming of raw cookie possibilities with this recipe!

These taste so good and making the chocolate chips is so fantastic!
Thank you! Thank you ! I cant believe how rich, sweet and simply tasty the chocolate chips are… i love the texture of the dough too~~ *~ yum~

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Lizzy June 28, 2009

just made these…and they are DELISH. i may do a little less agave nectar next time, as they were very sweet, but i have already eaten 3 of them!! haha

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elizabeth July 6, 2009

Just wondering if you have a recipe for milk chocolate chips? My hubby doesnt like the “dark” taste.

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bwal July 30, 2009

I made this with a few adjustments. I used honey instead of the Agave Nectar. I also used crushed pecans instead of cashews. Also couldn’t find carob powder, so I just used a full cup of cocoa powder. The end result couldn’t keep shape (my dog bones I cut out fell apart as I tried to pull them up). However, my husband had the idea that it would be a great ice cream topper and he was so right! I also love just grabbing a spoonful whenever I feel the urge. Very simple to make and my first venture into raw food. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Stephanie August 3, 2009

I just made these and had to say thank you! I love the chocolate chips especially!

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Lizzie August 12, 2009

I saw this and knew I had to make them. I finally got the chance/excuse yesterday and made a half batch. I used maple syrup instead of agave and “cheated” with some great chocolate chips we had. Like bwal, mine were not rock solid after being in the fridge but they did keep their shape and are tasty tasty tasty. Thank you!

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Alison August 17, 2009

Oh my god! These are amazing. By “these” I guess I mean the dough cuz I’m just eating the mix straight from a bowl as I type.

I used maple syrup instead of agave and it worked great. I also added a pinch of Sea Salt for that sweet and salty balance.

Thank you for the post! I will make these over and over and over…

Aly (alwaysalreadybeautiful.blogspot.com)

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Jess of Veg Out! October 7, 2009

These are simply marvelous! I used my own chocolate chips & added a tiny pinch of sea salt, and they tasted so delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)

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