Maca-Macaroons

Written by Julie Morris
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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.

Recipe and photo via Superfood Cuisine: Cooking with Nature’s Most Amazing Foods, by Julie Morris. Available at JulieMorris.net (signed copy), and Amazon.com 

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