Wednesday, March 20, 2013

No Bake Chocolate Chip Macaroon Cookies

If you like soft and chewy, THIS POST IS FOR YOU. Vanilla coconut almond macaroons smushed into cookies and graced with chocolate chips. Could you ask for anything more? Who could ask for anything more!


Ingredients:
Makes 12 cookies 
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips, (if you want to keep this a "raw" recipe, sub here with goji berries)
Directions:
  1. Pulse almonds in a nut grinder until chunky flour like consistency. Do not over due it, it should be just before a fine grain.
  2. Using your hands, mix almond "flour" with coconut flakes, coconut oil, syrup, and vanilla. Lastly, combine in the chocolate chips.
  3. On a parchment paper lined sheet, form 12 small macaroon type balls, and then pat down into cookie shapes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until firm (if you can wait that long! I ate some of the "dough"). OOOOOHHH BOY these are tasty.

11 comments:

  1. These look amazing, going to try this, thanks girl!
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  2. These turned out beautifully!!! Can't wait to try them.

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  3. calories per cookie?

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  4. Made them, very easy, used TJs almond meal,
    Kids Loved them!
    Calling them Sasha's macaroons.
    Next time, I would use less coconut oil, but it may have been the different proportion of using the almond meal.
    Cousin KK

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    1. Awwww thank you so much cousin Kim!!! This comment made me smile from ear to ear :) Can't wait to see you, David, and the kiddies soon! XOXO!!

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  5. I've made these twice now & they're delicious! The kids fought over them -- even my picky eater!

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    1. SOOO glad to hear that Robin!!! I just LOVE that even your picky eater enjoyed :D XOXO, Sasha

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  6. Oh, the humanity! I am out of nuts altogether (I was going to use pecans, since I mistakenly thought I was out of almonds). A question while I'm here - do you feel these would work well as bars or 'bites' (smaller bars, which I will then eat twice the amount of, most likely..), or are they best done in cookie form? I don't see why they couldn't be made into bars, but I'm also not much of a baker (or no-baker). Thanks in advance! :)

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    1. hi! I think bites can totally work here, although I have not tried that. I would think either use a bit less coconut oil (1/4c instead of 1/2), or a bit more coconut flakes (3/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup) to help the bars stay together. Let me know!! xoxo

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