Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentines Day Raw Sugar Cookies

These taste similar to regular sugar cookies.  The only thing that isn't raw is the organic sprinkles, that's optional though.  Without the sprinkles these are candida friendly--they only have 2-3 tbsps of coconut nectar in 8 cookies!  That's pretty awesome if you ask me.  Did you know that coconut nectar is a low glycemic sugar containing only 10% fructose, minerals, vitamin C, and a broad-spectrum of B vitamins.  It is a great sweetener, so is a 100%, pure, not heated honey.  I feel better when I eat low sugars like coconut nectar, but you could try replacing the coconut nectar by using honey or maple syrup.

Even though these are Valentines Day cookies, you can use any other shapes you want for any time of the year.  For a natural coloring you can use turmeric to get yellow, a green powder like wheat grass, spirulina, or spinach juice to get green, and of course you can use beet juice for pink and red, and carrot juice for orange. These are just some examples, so be creative and mix some of them to get other colors.

Raw Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup cashew flour
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 2 tbsps macadamia oil
  • 1 tsp grounded flax seeds
  • 2-3 tbsps raw coconut nectar
  • organic sprinkles (optional)

1. In a bowl, pour all of the ingredients and mix with a spoon.  Eventually, knead the dough with your hands.  (If you want you can wear plastic gloves for this.)

2. With a rolling pin, roll the dough flat and cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter or shape them by hand.  Place them in a dehydrator and dehydrate them for 12-14 hours.  When they are done dehydrating, place them in the fridge and the structure will become even more cookie-like.

  • This Recipe makes 8 cookies

Pink Vanilla Frosting

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • up to 1/2 tsp red beet juice (This works fantastically in the place of red dye.)
  • 2 + 1/2 packets stevia
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum 

1. In a large bowl, place warm water 1/4 of the way and place a medium sized bowl inside it.  In the same medium bowl, smash the coconut oil and coconut butter clumps with a spoon.  (In case you were wondering, the heat of the warm water melts the coconut butter in a raw way.)  Add the rest of the ingredients and blend with an electric blender.

2. When you are planning on frosting the cookies soon, place the icing in the fridge for 5 minutes and then begin frosting the tops.  

White Decorating Icing

  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 2 tbsps coconut butter
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla

1. In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients and smash the coconut butter clumps and mix well.

2. If you are decorating with this immediately, place this icing in the fridge after a few minutes.  (This icing goes solid in the fridge easily.)

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