Sunday, September 3, 2017

Coconut, Chocolate Chip Cookies


Seriously, seriously, not low fat. Really, really delicious. Must love coconut.

Equipment needed: Vita-Mix with the Dry Container or Blender or Food Processor, Cutting Board, Knife, one or two 1 cup Measuring Cup(s), one 1 Tablespoon Measuring Spoon, Bowl, Spatula, Spoon, one or two Cookie Sheet(s), Parchment Paper (optional), Turner, Oven

2 Avocados
1 cup Water 6 pitted Dates
2 tbl Coconut Nectar (Amber)

Put all of these in the blender and blend; work up to a higher speed to macerate the dates as much as possible with your equipment. Blend more at a medium speed to allow the mixture to build up some air.

The coconut nectar is optional. The dates can be replaced with other fruits that are lower in sugar and/or easier to blend if desired. That will change the flavor, of course.

2 cups Almond Meal
1 cup Unsulfured Unsweetened Coconut Shreds or Flakes
1 pkg Dark Chocolate Chips

Put these dry ingredients in a bowl and stir. You can either measure these first before using the 1 cup for the water above, or you can wipe out the measuring cup before doing this part. One less dish to wash.

The brand that we use for the coconut is Edwards and Sons Let’s Do Organic.

If you want a different flavor than chocolate, change the dates in the blender portion of this recipe to whatever fruit for the flavor you want.

Scrape the wet mixture into the bowl and stir gently.

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. The parchment paper will help them not stick and will make clean up easier. Spoon onto cookie sheet. Shape these into cookies as best as possible. They will not flatten or spread.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Flip. This can be accomplished by using a turner and individually flipping each cookie directly onto the cookie sheet while slowly removing the parchment paper. Or you can take a second cookie sheet, turn it upside down on top of the cookies, flip the whole lot, and peel off the parchment paper.

Move around as needed - our oven doesn’t bake evenly and I find the edge cookies need to be swapped with the middle ones. Bake another 20 minutes. Makes ~43 cookies.

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