Friday, April 2, 2010

Apple Spice Cookies

I have always loved the creative process of baking, but I have never liked to follow recipes. I would always wing it on leavening agents and ratios so the end result was fickle. With simple raw food desserts you know if the batter is good, the end result will be just the same. Of course it can get involved if your making cakes and elaborate chocolates(which I intend to embark on sometime soon), but you'll never have to worry about muffins that didn't rise or doughy in the middle bread. This cookie recipe is a versatile structure that can be altered to taste and preference.

Apple Spice Cookies:

-1 green apple chopped
-1/2 cup almonds
-1/2 cup walnuts
-1/2 cup Manuka raisins
-3 dates
-1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-dash sea salt
-zest of one orange

Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until sticky dough forms. If mixture is too wet add more ground flax meal. Form cookie shaped rounds and place on dehydrator sheet( I use parchment paper) and dehydrate at 95-105 degrees for 6 hours. At this time turn cookies over and dehydrate an additional 6-8 hours, or until desired texture is met.

makes 12 cookies

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