How cute are these tiny Raw Cacao Pecan Creme Mini Sandwich Cookies made with a creamy raw pecan filling?
I remember the very first raw cookies I made in my dehydrator many, many years ago. It was a recipe that required them to stay in the dehydrator for 18 – 20 hours.
Now I don’t know about you, but when I get a cookie craving, I usually need it FAST…not in 18 – 24 hours!
One thing I’ve learned since then is you have to prepare and plan ahead when making treats in the dehydrator, especially cookies.
The good news is these tasty, bite-sized raw cookies only need about 4 – 6 hours drying time.
And they are worth the wait because they are raw, vegan and flourless which means they are gluten-free too!
The original recipe was for “Raw Cacao Pecan Whoopie Pies” from Susan at Rawmazing.com, but mine ended up turning out a little different.
They ~really~ aren’t “whoopie pies”, so I didn’t feel right calling them that. They are more like a mini sandwich creme-type cookie.
But in all fairness, I did start the recipe out with the intent of making whoopie pies and even rolled the dough out and formed them by hand into round, flat “whoopie pie” tops.
I wanted mine to have the cute little edges on them like the original recipe, so I pulled out my mini-cookie cutters with the ruffled edges and I was able to get three mini-cookies from each “whoopie pie” cookie.
These cute bite-sized cookies are raw, vegan, gluten-free, flourless, grain-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly and contain no refined sugar.
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Flourless Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies, Raw Vegan Chocolate Banana No-Bake Cheesecake, Vegan Chocolate Fudge Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Oats:*
- provides significant fiber
- helps control blood sugar levels
- can reduce hypertension and high blood pressure
- increases appetite control hormones
- lowers bad cholesterol
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*
- super high in anti-oxidants
- promotes cardiovascular health
- contains essential fats
- can help to decrease blood pressure
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Pecans:*
- contains naturally occurring anti-oxidants
- helps to lower cholesterol
- high quality source of protein
- contains more 19 vitamins and minerals
- excellent source of vitamin E
5 Fast Facts About Cinnamon:*
- contains anti-inflammatory properties
- helps to control blood sugar
- excellent source of manganese and iron
- can help to lower bad cholesterol
- aids in eliminating migraine headaches
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #1: The original recipe said to add 1 tablespoon of water, if needed, which I did. Just check the mixture while it’s in the food processor to see if you need to add a little water to get the right texture.
Tip #2: I’m 99.9% sure I reduced the sweetener a little in the cookie ingredient but didn’t write down how much I actually used. I listed the amount from the original recipe in the recipe below, but you may want to reduce it a little if you don’t want them too sweet.
Tip #3: You can also make your own oat flour if you have a Vitamix. Just put your oats in and turn it on until it is ground into a flour-type consistency.
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