Hurrah, it’s Friday!
I’m dropping in with an easy, tasty cookie recipe for you to make over the weekend.
This was inspired by The Raw Chocolate Co’s award-winning Goji & Orange Raw Chocolate. I was lucky enough to sample a whole load of their products recently and fell in love with this flavour in particular. Chocolate-orange is a classic of course, but the addition of goji berries adds a little something extra to these cookies.
Even if you’re not too sure about gojis on their own (I’m not!) they really are yummy here, trust me on this one! The Raw Chocolate Co’s Chocolate-covered Goji Berries are also pretty delicious.
These cookies are made from all good-for-you ingredients, are gluten-free, and can be either raw or baked! They have a lovely chewy texture, rich chocolatey taste with fruity undercurrents from the orange and gojis. I know you’re going to love them!
Chocolate-Orange-Goji Cookies (*No-Bake or Baked):
1C Nuts (I used 1/2C Walnuts, 1/2C Almonds but most should be fine)
1T Ground Flaxseed
Zest of 1 Large Orange
1/4C Brown Rice Flour
1/4t Baking Soda
21/2-3T Agave Nectar
3T Goji Berries
Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a food processor, process nuts, ground flaxseed, cocoa, orange zest, flour, baking soda and salt until a fine meal. Careful not to over-process though. Add the agave nectar, starting off with 2 1/2T. Process again until the mixture holds together when squeezed between your fingers. If it still looks a little dry (will depend on the variety of nuts used) add the remaining 1/2T of agave and process again. Finally, add the goji berries and pulse two or three times to incorporate.
Roll balls of dough with your fingers (approx 1 heaping T each), flatten into a cookie shape and place on your prepared baking sheet about 2” apart.
They should look like the below picture- not too wet, not too dry.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are dry on top. Allow to cool completely before removing from the baking sheet (they firm up as they cool).
*Note: For no-bake cookies, omit the baking soda and, either roll into balls and refrigerate or press into a container, refrigerate, and cut into squares.
What’s cooking in your kitchen this weekend?
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