Chocolate Almond Cherry Cookies

October 9th, 2012 · Lisa · Recipes, Sweet, vegan mofo · Comments
I’ll be serving up awesome dishes from the menu of my imaginary vegan B&B all month long.

I love to listen to people’s dreams. Not the unconscious adventures but the powerful passion that gets us each out of bed in the morning. No matter how small, it is amazing how a spark in someone’s heart can actually make them glow.

One of my dreams has always been to be the kind of host who has a pantry packed with satisfying snacks and a pot of steeping tea when a friend stops by with a penchant to chat.

When I opened my B&B (totally a made up MoFo institution), I decided that having a routine you could all look forward while away from home could provide a sense of comfort. Marry these two ideas and you get – Cookie Tuesday!

That’s right my guests, Tuesday is all about the beloved biscuit. Each week I come up with a different flavour concoction to share with you. I pack up a tiny takeout container that you can pick up from the front desk before you set off for your day on the town.

This week we’re serving Chocolate Almond Cherry Cookies, featuring some fantastic ingredients I brought home from a visit to Australia. There I toured the amazing Loving Earth factory. The staff stole my heart and the ingredients secured my devotion. I hope you love the rich texture of these cookies – that chocolate coconut butter really is something special.

I hope these little treats will fuel your day of dreaming.

Chocolate Almond Cherry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cup almonds
  • 2 TBSP ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 TBSP agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup chocolate coconut butter (mine was made by Loving Earth)
  • 1/4 cup dried sour cherries (also from Loving Earth)
  • 2 TBSP pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend the almonds into a fine flour.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix until a moist dough firms.
  3. Form into small balls (approximately 1 TBSP each).
  4. Press into cookies.
  5. Store in the refrigerator or dehydrate for 12 hours for a firmer, less moist crumb.
http://veganculinarycrusade.com/2012/10/cookies/

p.s. I’m enjoying my last day in Paris. I promise to raise a glass to all of you. Cheers. xo

14 Comments

  1. Amey Mathews
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    what a sweet idea to give your guests a little boxlet of cookies before they set off! You are a great B&B proprietor! 🙂

    • theveganlisa
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you…I try 🙂

  2. Joey
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Yum! Almond and cherries are just meant to go together. Like I’m meant to go home with one of those boxes…

    • theveganlisa
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      I really wish I could pop one in the mail for you.

  3. Posted October 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    MMM…great flavor combo!

    • theveganlisa
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you, they turned out so incredibly rich.

  4. Posted October 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Australia Australia Australia!! Dried sour cherries were the first fruit I decided I could tolerate with chocolate. Teehee!

    • theveganlisa
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      I picked those treats up the same week you came into my life. It was a big week for me 🙂

      • Posted October 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        And for me. Who knows where I’d be today if that week had slipped by without bringing us together? xoxo

  5. Dani @ Enlightened Life
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    It’s possible I may become a permanent resident of your B&B!

    • theveganlisa
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      I really wish that could be so. One day.

  6. Posted October 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    What a lovely idea to send people out into the world with cookies in a little to-go box. How much happier would we all be traveling around the world with tiny containers of cookies? I really appreciate these last couple of recipes that don’t require a dehydrator. Although, I’d love to have one someday, and it’s been on my wish list for the longest time, I’m still without! So I’m glad to see some recipes that I can try! Enjoy your last day in Paris!!!

    • theveganlisa
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      I agree – we should all wander through life with a little travel box of cookies. I’ll keep the dehydrator free recipes coming.
      Paris was an absolute dream. Everything comes in pretty packages in Paris.
      xoxo

  7. Loving Earth
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    This recipe is wonderful!! Could you send us an email? Can’t find any contact details for you here. 🙂

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