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Coconutty for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconutty raw chocolate chip cookies by Gena Hamshaw

These cookies taste every bit as sweet and indulgent as a cookie should, but they’re surprisingly nutritious. Walnuts contribute healthy omega-3 fatty acids, while coconut lends its anti-inflammatory properties and cacao nibs give the cookies a little antioxidant boost. Whether for benefits or for the taste, I enjoy these cookies both as midday snacks and as dessert. From Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat by Gena Hamshaw. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2014. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Coconutty raw chocolate chip cookies by Gena Hamshaw

Coconutty for Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies taste every bit as sweet and indulgent as a cookie should, but they're surprisingly nutritious.
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Course: Raw sweets
Cuisine: Raw / vegan / healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 16 to 18
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 1 ⁄4 cups tightly packed pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 1 ⁄2 cups unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ⁄8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ⁄3 cup cacao nibs


  • Place the walnuts, dates, coconut, and coconut oil in a food processor fitted with the “S” blade. Process for just under a minute, or until the mixture is starting to stick together.
  • Add the agave nectar and cinnamon. Process quickly (about 10 seconds) to combine. Pulse in the cacao nibs. Roll into 1-inch balls and press down into flat, round cookies.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to use. Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the cookies will keep for at least 2 weeks.


Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies by Gena Hamshaw from Choosing Raw

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  • Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    July 26, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    yum.. these cookies look totally delicious, love how guilt free they are as well. perfect for when my afternoon sugar cravings hit!

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    Laura Daniel
    May 14, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Looks good, but I’d omit the extra sweetener. Dates are sweet enough on their own, Maple is too glycemic, and agave is too processed. Going to try soon!

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