No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
guilt-free raw classic
Beat the oven heat with this sweet cookie classic! Lucuma powder gives these cookies an authentic “bakery” flavor, while no-guilt natural foods round out the rest of the ingredient set.
1 cup + 2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Cashew Whole Nuts
¼ cup Navitas Naturals Lucuma Powder
1 Cup Medjool Dates, pits removed (about 8 large)
½ Tbsp Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp sea salt
½ Cup Dark Chocolate, chopped into fine chunks
In a food processor, grind the cashews into a coarse “flour.” Add the lucuma powder, dates, vanilla and sea salt, and process until a crumbly dough has formed.
Stop the machine and check the consistency (Medjool dates vary in moisture): hand-roll a spoonful of the dough into a compact ball and press down to form a flat cookie. Cookie should have a small bit of crumb, but is still moist enough to stick together easily. If too dry, add a tiny bit of water – ½ teaspoon at a time – and process again until dough is just moist enough. If too moist, add a small handful of cashews and process again.
Once the proper texture has been achieved, transfer the contents of the food processor into a medium bowl. Mix in the chopped dark chocolate by hand. To form the cookies, use a melon scooper (or teaspoon) to press the dough into small compact balls. Gently flatten the balls into cookies using the bottom of a drinking glass. Makes 2 dozen; store in an airtight container.