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Basil Lemon Walnut Cookies: A Raw No-Bake Treat

December 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Allergies, Breakfast, Christmas, Dessert, Dietary Restrictions, Dinner, Entertaining, Events, Fall Recipes, Gluten-free, Greenport, Hanukkah, Holiday, Kosher, Low-Calorie, New York City, North Fork, Snack, Thanksgiving, The baking corner, the baking corner, Tips, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

With so many rich holiday foods, it is nice to have a treat with fresh, bright flavors. These no-bake, raw ingredient cookies will break up the sugar monotony. Zesty, herbaceous, and with just a touch of sweetness, they’ll cost you almost no time at all.

Toss any leftover basil in a green salad with blood oranges and some pomegranate vinaigrette, and call it dinner.



Ingredients:
2 cups walnuts, roasted
3 tbsp. local honey*
2 heaping tsp. lemon peel, freshly grated
2 heaping tsp. fresh basil, chopped finely

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the walnuts into a coarse meal. Take care not to over-process the walnuts, or they’ll release too much oil, and the cookies won’t come together.

Transfer the walnut meal to a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until fully combined, then scoop out the dough with a spoon and form balls. Flatten the balls slightly into cookie form, and you’re ready to enjoy.

*Make these cookies vegan by substituting agave or maple syrup in place of the honey!

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