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Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥

Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥ step-by-step recipe | vegelicacy.com
" ♥ Heart-shaped linzer cookies are the best Valentine's day gift for your loved ones! ♥ These cookies are super healthy! ♥ They are refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free! ♥ And believe me, they are sinfully delicious! ♥"

Ingredients Serves 6

  • 1.5 cups almonds
  • 12 dates
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp chia seeds

Method

  1. First of all, thaw 1 cup of frozen cherries and soak 12 dates in water for at least half an hour.

    For the dough:
    Process 1.5 cups of raw almonds in a blender until finely ground. Add 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut and process again. Transfer the mixture into a bowl.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  2. Place 8 (out of 12) soaked dates into a blender and process until smooth.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  3. Combine almond-coconut mixture, a tiny pinch of salt and date puree, add 2 tablespoons of agave/maple syrup, mix well with your hands. Shape the dough into a bowl and place it into a freezer for 10-15 minutes.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  4. For the filling:
    Place the thawed cherries into a seive and push with a spoon to remove excess juice.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  5. Place the cherries into a blender, add remaining 4 dates, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and process until you get a nice smooth consistency.
    Optionally you can add 3 teaspoons of chia sees. Mix well and refridgerate for 20-30 minutes to thicken.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  6. Place the dought on a piece of parchment paper and roll it out to aproximately 1/4-inch thick layer.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  7. Using a bigger-size cutter, cut out as much cookies as you can. Tranfer them into anouther flat surface, repeat process with the leftover dough.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  8. As you can see on the picture, I've got 12 cookies. The yeild may vary depending on the thickness and the size of your cookies.
    Now using a smaller-size cutter, cut the holes in the centers of half the cookies.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  9. Spread some cherry filling on top of each solid cookie.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥
  10. Place the cookies with holes on top and gently press down. Now you can add more filling into the holes. Keep in the fridge or in the freezer. If freezing, allow to thaw for 20 minutes before serving.

    Raw Vegan Linzer Cookies for Valentine's day ♥

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 5 February 2015

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Diet type: raw
Category: dessert
Difficulty: medium
You will also need: Blender

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Ellie H. 10 February 2015
I love it! What a fabulous idea and the recipe looks easy to make! I will try it with strawberries instead of cherries! Thank you for the helpful step-by-step photos.

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vegelicacy 11 February 2015
Hello Ellie! Thank you for your comment! I hope, you will love these cookies even more when you try them :) Have a great Valentine's day!

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Andrea Grimson 11 February 2015
Do you use almonds with the skins on?

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vegelicacy 12 February 2015
Yes!

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rahmah 12 February 2015
This looks yummy. This looks like dessert tomorrow! thanks so much!

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vegelicacy 13 February 2015
Thank you for your comment Rahmah! Have a great Valentine's day!

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Jill 14 February 2015
How many cookies does this batch make and how big is your cookie cutter?

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vegelicacy 14 February 2015
Hello Jill! I've got 6 cookies, about 7 cm (2.75") long.

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