Make these Raw Thin Mints and Sugar-Free Oreos at home for a healthier spin on everybody’s favorite cookies. All in one recipe.
Yeah, me too.
A couple weeks ago I made some homemade Thin Mints and Oreos. At the end of the post I asked if anyone would be interested in seeing a RAW version of these cookies. The answer was yes. I got emails, facebook messages, and comments on the blog eager to see what I could come up with.
So I made these Raw Mint-Filled Oreo Cookies just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. They turned out to be a BIG HIT. In less than a week these cookies became one of my most popular post of all time. I thought the success of these cookies meant I was done, able to begin other culinary ventures.
But the requests for Raw Thin Mints kept coming. It was back to the kitchen. Meanwhile I was getting some requests for agave-free raw oreos.* So while I was making the Thin Mints, I decided to have one more go at the Oreos too. But for real, this is the last time.
I managed it. Raw Thin Mints and Raw Sugar-Free Oreos.
*The topic of sweeteners is incredibly controversial, enough so that I will eventually compile my thoughts together and publish them on the blog.
Make these Raw Thin Mints and Sugar-Free Oreos at home for a healthier spin on everybody's favorite cookies. All in one recipe.
Drain dates, reserving 1/4 cup of the water. In a food processor or blender mix dates and water until they form a smooth paste. Add cacao powder, almond meal, and salt and blend until combined. Transfer dough to a countertop and kneed into a ball.
Place dough in between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out to about 1/4” thickness. Chill dough for 20 minutes.
In a small bowl combine the coconut butter and vanilla extract, mashing it with a fork until smooth. Place about 1 tsp in between two cookies and press together lightly. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Combine the ingredients for the dipping chocolate. If chocolate is thin, place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to thicken. Submerge cookies into chocolate and coat fully. Remove with a fork, allowing excess chocolate to drain off. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and allow cookies to set up at room temperature (about 1 hour). Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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