Sometimes I want to bake (and, ahem, eat something that freshly came out of the oven) … but turning on the oven just adds an extra level of complexity to parenting on some days that I just find myself forgoing it.
And grabbing something prepackaged instead.
But, mamas, those days are over! You and the kids will love this tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe from Veronica Bosgraaf, founder of Pure Organic and author of the Pure Food Cookbook. And it’s raw so you don’t have to worry about anything getting burned (the cookies, the kids, you). It’s great — and a nice treat for lunchboxes or as an after-school snack.
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 3⁄4 cup raw cashews
- 3⁄4 cup raw walnuts
- 11⁄2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup cacao nibs
- Process the dates in a food processor until well chopped. Add the cashews, walnuts, coconut oil, salt, and vanilla and process until smooth. Add the cacao nibs and pulse to combine.
- Using your hands, form the dough into 10 cookies. Chill in the fridge for about 1 hour to solidify before serving.
What’s your favorite treat to make with the kids? —Jenn