Raw Recipes

Almond Cookies

Posted on August 02 2011 | (3) Comments
Category: Raw Dessert and Snack Recipes

Yield: 12 cookies, 4 servings

Watch out! This mixture tastes so good you’ll find yourself eating it straight out of the bowl.


  • 1⁄2 cup raw almonds, unsoaked
  • 1⁄4 cup raw walnuts, unsoaked
  • Dash salt
  • 1⁄3 cup pitted medjool dates, unsoaked
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1⁄4 cup raisins or dried cherries, unsoaked (optional)
  • 1⁄4 cup Almond Flour


  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • food processor
  • small mixing bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • serving plate

Place the almonds, walnuts, and salt in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until coarsely chopped. Add the dates and almond extract and process until the mixture begins to stick together. Don’t overprocess; you should still see chunks of almonds and walnuts. Add the raisins, if desired, and pulse briefly, just to mix. Remove from the food processor and place in a small mixing bowl.

Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the almond mixture into your hand and squeeze firmly until it sticks together. Roll into a 1-inch ball and flatten slightly, to make a cookie. Repeat until you have used up all the almond mixture. Roll each cookie in the almond flour, and place on a plate. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Stored in a sealed container, Almond Cookies will keep for one month in the refrigerator or three months in the freezer.


For Chocolate Chip Cookies: Replace the raisins with chocolate or carob chips, and add 1 teaspoon orange zest, if desired. Although these cookies aren’t totally raw, they are much healthier than the traditional version.

For Schoolboy Cookies: Omit the raisins and press a small square of dark chocolate onto the top of each cookie.

For Lemon Cookies: Replace the almond extract with lemon extract and add 1 teaspoon lemon zest.

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Previous Comments

On August 12, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I couldn’t get the mixture to stick together.  I winded up just eating it as a trail mix.  It was very tasty.

On July 18, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

so amazing!!! had a bunch of raw almonds that the fam wasnt eating so this recipe was perfect. They were a hit at the 4th of July party, best part no one knew they were all natural, raw it was great!

On September 05, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Just started out eating raw. This recipe was simple and delicious. Thanks!

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