before we get onto the recipe, we wanted to say a quick thank you for all the wonderful comments yesterday on our skin care post . if you did not see them, go check them out. you all provided with some many things to think about! thank you!
how about pink heart cookie sandwiches for valentines day
we were hoping more for a rich brownie sandwich much like our raw cashew brownie sandwich . but since we made these cookies low in sugar, they were more light like a cookie. the filling is similar to our raw raspberry cupcakes . using natural sugars (from the fruit) to sweeten it.
1/2 cup whole nut (any nut would work, we used brazil nuts)
1/2 cup whole pumpkin seeds (or more nuts)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp mesquite (or carob or more cocoa)
1/4 tsp stevia, liquid (or 2-4 tbsp maple syrup)
about 1 tbsp water (only if using stevia)
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
directions for cookies:
place whole nuts and/or seeds into a food processor. pulse till crumbly. then add in remaining ingredients. if using maple syrup as sweetener slowly add it in. the cookie batter should come together easily without being to wet.
roll out cookie batter onto a cutting board and find your heart shaped cookie cutter and begin to make heart cookies. batter will be a little more delicate than traditional baked cookies. just take your time and have fun! you should get 12 heart shape cookies, although it will depend on your size cookie cutter. just make sure you have enough cookies for a top and bottom layer.
set cookies aside.
pink filling ingredients:
1 medium to large banana
1/2 cup raspberries (we used frozen that we let come to room temperature a little)
4 -5 tbsp coconut oil
place all ingredients into a blender. blend till creamy. if you cannot have coconut, you can use cacao butter instead to get filling hard. pour filling onto a cutting board and place in freezer to get hard.
directions for assembling cookie sandwiches:
once filling is set and hard. cut out with same heart shape cookie cutter as cookies.
place one heart cookie down on plate. next top with pink heart filling. and then place your top heart cookie on top. repeat till all your cookie sandwiches are made.
who doesn’t want a cookie made from wholesome natural ingredients.
warning you will get a little dirty!
but that just makes it more fun
you now have beautiful raw pink heart cookie sandwiches to enjoy with your loved ones, or maybe just for you! they will keep well in the freezer.
what we can we say we love chocolate. we love cookie sandwiches. we love raw desserts. we love eating raw desserts.
Twins Question: What about you? Do you like raw desserts? Do you like cookie sandwiches?