If one cookie is good, isn’t two better? And more than that, with caramel sandwiched in between two cookies. To be more precise, caramel sandwiched in between two raw chocolate chip cookies. So that it is kind of like you are eating raw chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s like you get to just eat chocolate chip cookie dough. Now that’s even better.
I’ve talked about it on here before, but the honest truth is, I don’t make cookies that often. I don’t crave to bake cookies the way I crave to bake muffins or bread or play around with different types of healthy bars and brownies. I don’t go crazy over really good, gooey, giant chocolate chip cookies and seek them out whenever I’m in a new place.
But let’s be serious, cookies are still cookies, and they have their place, and every once in a while I do indeed get into a cookie making kind of state of mind. Like when I made these chocolate chip ones, or when things turned out so well with these health filled cookies!
This time, it was with raw cookies. Well with just cookie dough to be exact. I’m always more into the cookie dough side of things than the baked cookie version. It’s why I love making cookie dough flavoured things, like these bars, or lately, with my oatmeal, and especially the eat with a spoon cookie dough made from chickpeas. (Yes that’s a thing and you should totally try it out . . . )
And it’s why I decided to meet cookie and cookie dough halfway between and make a raw version of cookie dough that was never intended to be baked in the first place. But that instead should be doubled and act as the vehicle for thick, caramel like sauce.
If we stand back for a second and look at this recipe, you have chocolate and coconut and caramel and cookie dough, and double the number of cookies and dessert all in one thing. Isn’t this like all the things in one you aren’t supposed to have, but totally want to anyway?
Yes, yes it is.
And if that’s what you’re thinking then you’ll be happy to know that these little treats, you totally are allowed to have. They’re made without any refined sugar and are gluten free. They’re vegan and use only dark chocolate and white chocolate made from cacao butter. They are sweetened with dates and load up on nuts and coconut for healthy fats and protein, and are made with no refined carbohydrates or processed ingredients.
Maybe you shouldn’t eat them to excess, or for breakfast, and maybe they are best enjoyed as a little treat (says the nutritionist in me . . . ), but take comfort in knowing they are a much healthier alternative to most other cookie dough options you would likely find.
And yes. Take comfort in your cookies. Sometimes it’s the best answer.