Cookies with benefits... now that's the way to live! The star ingredient here is maca -- a prime superfood that offers support for the adrenal glands, helps to balance hormones, and provides non-stimulative natural energy.
Extra easy to make, these cookies are deliciously full of natural ingredients. Plus, the combination of maca and brazil nuts tastes almost like peanut butter…with a lovely coconutty macaroon-style embrace, of course. The results? Irresistible.
Ingredients (Makes about 20 cookies)
1 cup raw brazil nuts
1 1/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, plus extra for rolling
1 1/2 tablespoons maca powder
3/4 cup (packed) soft Medjool dates
(about 7 or 8), pits removed
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Grind all the ingredients together in a food processor until a coarse dough has formed. Check the consistency: pinch the dough and make sure that it sticks together, yet still crumbles like a cookie. If the dough is too dry, add water – a teaspoon at a time – until the dough sticks. If the dough is too wet, add spoonfuls of extra coconut until the dough is just right. Form the dough into balls, about a tablespoon at a time, and roll exterior in extra coconut. Flatten into cookies and serve. Kept covered, these cookies will last several weeks.