12/21/09

Raw Gingerbread Cookies:)



Happy Monday everyone! I am starting the week off with my last raw vegan holiday cookie of the week!

Raw Gingerbread Cookies:)

2 cups almonds, ground to flour (almonds were soaked/dehydrated)
1/4 to ½ cup flax seeds, ground
2 Tablespoons molasses* or yacon syrup
2 Tablespoons agave
1 teaspoon ginger, ground
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
½ teaspoon allspice, ground
¼ teaspoon cloves, ground
1 T water if needed

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, adding water if needed. After dough is formed, knead on clean counter for several minutes until smooth.

I have not tried it, but I think you could use ground chia seed in place of the flax seed.

2. Roll out and shape as desired with cutters, cookie stamps, or freehand. I had a sleigh chocolate mold that I used.

3. Dehydrate at 112 degrees for 24 hours. Dough will still be somewhat soft and chewy, yet firm.

4. Cool cookies and decorate as desired.

*Molasses is not a raw ingredient but for the authentic gingerbread flavor it is the best!

I made a icing with cashews, coconut flakes, coconut butter, agave, and water. I used a couple of drops of vegetable color for the red and green icing.

I would love to share another craft idea today. Cinnamon dough ornaments. The recipe is just 2 ingredients, cinnamon and applesauce. I have been making these for years and I just love them!

Simply mix equal amounts of cinnamon and applesauce, and shape dough as desired. You may need a bit more cinnamon if your applesauce is watery. I dust the counter with a little extra cinnamon to prevent sticking.

Poke holes or add hooks before drying.

I use my old cinnamon for the ornaments, or dollar store spices if I don't have any:)

I used my dehydrator to dry them quickly in a few hours, but just let them dry a day or so if you don't have a 'D':)

When dry, decorate with fabric paint "icing", jewels, or rick-rack.

The ornaments last for years and smell so good! Kids love to make them:)

As you can see, these ornaments are not decorated yet, so I better get busy!

Happy Raw Holidays to everyone reading this!!!

20 comments:

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Lovely!

Think I'll just send my culinary school student (dd24) a link to your blog and tell her THAT's what I want for Christmas. =)

Pam said...

Those are SO cute! Girl, I don't know how you do it,,,but don't stop..lol!!

Enjoy!

evergreen said...

Thank you both so much!!! {{{hugs}}}

April said...

Your so talented, thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Tricia said...

We made ornaments this year (flour,water,salt) but they didnt smell yummy. I'll have to try yours next year. Thanks for sharing!

bitt said...

oh cool, a sleigh! i like your cubby gingerboys. i think i need some new molds. I did get myself another dog one today. have fun nibbling on it! great job.

Isle Dance said...

Ahhh...GORGEOUS!

Kathleen said...

I am really enjoying your blog. You are so creative with raw food and have so many fun ideas. I will be more prepared for next Christmas now! Do you have a way to subscribe to your blog via email? I don't really check my Google blog thingy much as my time is so limited, and I don't want to miss a post. Thanks!

evergreen said...

What awesome comments everyone...thanks, you are all so nice!!!

~Kathleen~ I am not sure if blogger has a way to subscribe by email...I am a bit computer challenged:)

Joyce Holsten said...

wow fantastic Angela! Happy Holidays!

evergreen said...

Hi Joyce!~Thanks~Happy Holidays to you, too:)

Pam said...

Evergreen, I just wanted to let you know that I gave you a "Happy 101" blog award...Congrats!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Michal said...

Aww these look so cute and yummy! And even though im late merry christmas :)

evergreen said...

Hi Pam...Thanks so much for the Happy 101 award! I am so excited to receive it from you...{{HUGS}}!!!

Hi Michal~thanks, and I hope you had a Merry Christmas, too:)

mangocheeks said...

I came over via Pam's blog and am stunned - Did i read raw gingerbread cookies - amazing, and so beautifully presented. Thank you so much for sharing, and thanks to Pam for showing me your blog.

evergreen said...

Hi mangocheeks...welcome, and thanks for the sweet comment:)

You have a gorgeous blog...your scones look so beautiful!

Thanks to our girl Pam for introducing us:)

Ashlae said...

What an incredible recipe! I absolutely love the gingerbread cutouts - but I have to ask, where did you get the heart cutter? I've been looking for an elongated heart cookie cutter for ages!.

evergreen said...

Awww, thanks Ashlae! I'm not sure where the heart cutter came from, but you could try to modify any metal heart cutter to an elongated shape by gently squeezing the sides together. Sorry I couldn't be more help:)

Natural Yummy Munch said...

Can you please share the icing recipe?

evergreen said...

Eeek...there was no actual icing recipe, just blended together some soaked cashews, coconut flakes, Artisana coconut butter (not oil), agave, and water until it was sweet enough with the right texture for piping.

Please forgive me for not writing it down.

Happy Holidays, and thanks for stopping by :)

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