It’s almost Christmas, and you still want to make some cookies — but they have to be vegan…and healthy…but still taste great. Hmm, this recipe can meet all those requirements and your friends will ask for the recipe. You can feel good about serving these raw cookies, and you won’t spend all day in the kitchen either; quick, easy, and delicious!
1 cup almond meal
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups dried cranberries*
5 pitted dates
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp. almond flavoring (or 1/4 tsp amaretto oil candy flavoring)
Soak dates and cranberries in distilled water (just enough to cover) for 2 hrs. Grind oats in food processor until fine. Drain dates and cranberries. Add remaining ingredients and process thoroughly to form a dough.
Roll into small balls and roll each ball into more almond meal. Refrigerate until serving. Keeps up to two weeks in the frig.
* This is a very versatile recipe. I have substituted dried cherries for half the cranberries, and you could probably use half light raisins, too.