HEALTHY ROCKS

HEALTHY ROCKS 6

HEALTHY ROCKS

This is my health cookie. Lots of good stuff, but also tastes good. It’s different, but that’s what we’re about on this site. Different flavors and textures than we’re accustomed to. Orange, dark chocolate, oats, espresso, smoke, Balsamic vinegar and sweet spice are the feature ingredients!

Makes approx. 7 doz.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1/3 c. margarine – I used Melt brand, organic, virgin coconut oil

1/3 c. raw sugar

1/3 c. Monk Fruit In The Raw – a zero calorie sweetener


1/4 c. fresh orange squeeze, drained – reserve orange peels, cut out pulp and pith (white part) with sharp broad knife and discard; stack orange peels, cut into very thin strips then cut crosswise into tiny squares

2 t. ENER-G EGG REPLACER POWDER

1/3 c. black unsulphured molasses

2 t. ground allspice

2 t. cinnamon

1 T. ground coriander

sev. twists fresh grind black pepper


1 c. walnut halves and/or pieces

2 T. fine grind espresso coffee beans

1 c. dark chocolate chips – dairy free

1 t. pink Himalayan salt or salt of choice

2 T. liquid smoke

2 t. vanilla extract

2 T. Balsamic vinegar


1 t. oil of orange

2 t. baking soda

1 t. guar gum powder

1/4 c. ground flax seed

2 c. rolled oats – old-fashioned

2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour


In large bowl combine margarine, raw sugar and Monk Fruit. Using back of spoon or fork mash till creamy.

Combine orange juice with egg replacer powder in cup; stir till dissolved. Add to sugar/margarine bowl and stir.

And molasses. Stir again.

Add allspice, cinnamon, coriander and black pepper. Stir well and set aside.


In food processor combine walnuts, ground coffee and chocolate chips. Process to a rough grind.

Add salt, liquid smoke, vanilla and Balsamic vinegar. Process into small wet lumps.

Add chocolate-nut mixture to the large bowl, stirring to incorporate.

Now add the tiny squares of orange rind, stirring to disperse evenly.

Add oil of orange and guar gum, stirring very well to evenly disperse.

Add flax seed, oats and flour stirring well after each addition. Mash and stir a couple of minutes to help break down some of the oats.


Grease cookie sheets.

To form cookies: Pinch off a piece of the crumbly dough – that will make a large marble-size cookie. Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze back and forth from hand to hand, then pinch/push it into a smooth ball shape by using your fingers. Do not roll in palms of hands; it will fall apart.

Forming these little balls without rolling them is the most time-consuming part. You’ll catch on.

Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven 8-10 minutes. My oven took 9 minutes. Remove from oven, wait a minute or two, then transfer to cooling rack.

Place in covered jar when totally cool.


Notes: Actually I think you could eat these rocks raw, though most raw people wouldn’t consider flour raw.

They’re rocks. They are crumbly so make them small enough for one bite – in the mouth all at once.

It’s a different type of cookie. Tastes good, whereby you go back for more, but because of the raw impression of the oats you don’t want to eat the whole jar. They’re satisfying and I think if used judiciously can assist in weight loss.

The fat and sugar content are low compared to most cookies, which accounts for the crumble factor.

UPDATE: Steve likes raw oats. Even so, I didn’t know if he’d like these. The morning after he said he had fourteen of them. “They’re good, you know, I like the raw oats in cereal and these tastes about raw. They’re healthy.”

Next day he calls me from work and says don’t forget to leave me out some cookies.

The next day after that he comes in and starts looking all over the kitchen, “Where’s the cookies? They all gone??!” Luckily no.

So I’m assuming they passed his taste test.






 

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