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This recipe was inspired by a friend of ours who was still “sketchy” about the whole “raw food thing.” I asked him one day what his favorite cookie was and he said peanut butter. I told him that I would make him a raw peanut butter cookie, so off I went to face the challenge.
After spending the afternoon in the kitchen, creating this recipe… I could hardly wait to present this raw cookie to Jason. I had a sneaking suspicion that he was going to really like it, well that was my hope.
All the guys came in for dinner and I have to admit that I rushed dinner along just so we could get to dessert… the cookies. hehe
Once the dinner dishes were cleared, I scuttled off to the kitchen to grab the cookies. I made him close his eyes, promising me that he wouldn’t peak. I then laid the plate in front of him and told him he could look. He was so excited and dug right into them. They were a hit.
As I was doing dishes with my back to the boys at the table, I heard comments such as, “I wouldn’t have never known it was raw if she hadn’t told me.” “I normally don’t even care for peanut better cookies but this is amazing!”…”We need to sell these in the cafe!”…”OMG, these are amazing!” Now mind you, these comments are coming from 3 men who are not raw food eaters, I take that back, they eat lettuce on their burgers. I can’t believe it was so successful on my first try. It just tickles me to feed good food, healthy food to loved ones.
yields 15 (3 Tbsp) cookies
One of the greatest joys when creating raw food recipes is experimenting with different ingredients… a practice that I highly encourage. Daily I get questions regarding substitutions. Of course we all might have different dietary needs and tastes which could necessitate altering a recipe. I love to share with you what I create for myself, my husband, friends and family. I spend a lot of time selecting the right ingredients with a particular goal in mind, looking to build a certain flavor and texture.
So as you experiment with substitutions, remember they are what they sound like, they are substitutes for the preferred item. Generally they are not going to behave, taste, or have the same texture as the suggested ingredient. Some may work, and others may not and I can’t promise what the results will be unless I’ve tried them myself. So have fun, don’t be afraid, and remember, substituting is how I discovered many of my unique dishes.
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