Raw Maple Walnut Creme filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

June 22, 2011

You know the saying, “Live life to the fullest”?

Sure you do. People tell you that for encouragement, to clarify others being a go-getter, and to just sound more wise(r than they are).

Personally, I love the quote, although I think it’s a bit too impersonal. Live life to the fullest of what? Full of work? Full of exercise? How about full tummies?

How about living life to the fullest cookies?

Chocolate chip cookies? Stuffed cookies? Cookie sandwich?

You see I have a hard time with things that require any amount of attention. Like watching movies. I have about a half hour window for the movie. If it’s good, I’m pretty much home free to make it to the end. Most of the time I’m blogging, emailing, texting, reading, or doing bicep curls while watching the movie, only to abandon it 30 minutes before the ending.

Back to the fullest cookie.

Taken and adapted from a great idea by the Pure2Raw twins, this cookie sandwich boasts tons of flavor, gluten free goodness, raw and vegan adventures, and just plain fun packed in a few bites. Not only is it healthier than any alternative, it’s delicious.

COOKIE:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (or any nut of choice)
  • 1/4 cup lucuma (or more coconut or nut/seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 dates (or more 2 tbsp more maple syrup)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, or cacao nibs for truly raw and paleo

Place coconut, seeds, lucuma, and salt into a food processor and grind into flour. Add the remaining ingredients, processing until completely blended. Adjust the sweetness/salt as needed to your taste.

Placing the dough in between two pieces of parchment paper, roll out cookie dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut into circles and place in the freezer to harden.

MAPLE WALNUT CREME:

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 1/4 cup dried banana chips (or any dried fruit of choice)
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (decaf) coffee granules (or espresso granules) (completely optional but SO good included!)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Place ingredients into food processor or blender. This will get thick, stop and scrape sides as needed to completely blend all. Feel free to add in more of any ingredient (sweet, savory, bitter, etc- maple syrup, salt).

COOKIE SANDWICH:

Once cookies are set in the freezer, scoop a spoonful of walnut creme onto a cookie round. Top with another cookie. May set in the freezer longer, or eat as is.

Any extra dough you no longer have attention for may be rolled into balls, as I did. Because we both know I only have so much attention before I get bored. 😉

Makes about raw cookies made about 10 small circles, depending on your cookie cutter.

Let’s challenge this motivating quote to include a little something different.

Live your life to…[insert your answer into the comments!]

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Andrea @ Vibrant Wellness Journal July 19, 2013 at 1:25 PM

These look amazingly delicious!

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Tyler May 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

I am actually in the process of making these right now. The dough part however is not coming out like I thought it would. Seems like such a small amount and more wet….maybe I messed a step up. It does taste amazing though and I’m going to try freezing anyways and more on to filling 🙂

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Emily February 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

this was the perfect thing for my sweet tooth, and completely paleo, this recipie is fantastic and just like eatting good old cookie dough:)

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Jess @ Fit Chick in the City June 25, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Oh my goodness those look and sound amazing!

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Callie {Rawxy} June 25, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Holy. Moly. Girl, these look off the hook! Seriously, I believe you accomplished ‘living life to the fullest’ through this recipe 🙂

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Chuck June 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Oooh nice addition of the coffee granules! I love adding some coffee granules to a chocolate or vanilla protein shake

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Monique June 22, 2011 at 3:05 PM

….eat cookies! 🙂 Yes!

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Shanna, Like Banana June 22, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Live your life to eat 😉 ha!

Anything maple makes my heart soar!

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Ela June 22, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Been missing you–just been crazy busy and on the road.
These sound so delicious.
Live my life to its highest and best…

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tea-bag June 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM

love this cookie! i have NO attention span, either, when it comes to movies! i’m always doing something else! with books, too. life’s too short to finish a boring book – i’ve left so many books half-read!
“live your life to … your ultimate expectations” – it’s up to YOU to determine your fate! 🙂

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andrea devon June 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM

lori… these look AMAZING! i love the idea of making a raw sandwich cookie! so clever! just need to get myself some dates… aloha, a

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salah@myhealthiestlifestyle June 22, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Live your life with the upmost faith! That’s my motto! I absolutely LOVEEEEEE the sound of those cookies! I definitely have to try those!

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan June 22, 2011 at 7:43 AM

I don’t know why the pictures on your blog don’t show up for me anymore, but I’m REALLY REALLY REALLY mourning that fact today. ::sob:: These SOUND incredible!

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sapir June 22, 2011 at 7:41 AM

mmm.. full of chocolate – my favorite!

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit June 22, 2011 at 6:34 AM

Hells to the YES! This is awesome. I could imagine them being quite rich, are they? I think 1 would surely do me in for awhile!

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Sable@SquatLikeALady June 22, 2011 at 5:24 AM

These look SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOD 😀 Oh my goodness.

Um also we are movie watching twins 🙂 I don’t know what it is but anything longer than a TV show…I just can’t do it. Or at least I can’t COMMIT to it lol!

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amy@healthyhungryhappy.com June 22, 2011 at 4:46 AM

nomnomnom can i come over and eat your food? looks so yummy!

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christina June 22, 2011 at 4:04 AM

wowwwwwwww looks AMAZING

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Anna June 22, 2011 at 3:39 AM

I wish I could take one right now and enjoy life full of cookies 🙂

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Alexandra June 22, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Live your life to the fullest potential–I think people are capable of so much more than they think. We’re so hard on ourselves nowadays, but with some more self-appreciation, I think everyone could reach their goals.
Thanks for the great recipe! 🙂

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Pure2raw twins June 22, 2011 at 2:08 AM

Wahoo! These look great, love walnuts! raw cookie sandwiches for everyone 😉

Live my life to the fullest the best way I can. Live with no regrets (working on that)

love you!

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Sam June 22, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Lori…OMG these looks so good! Amazing recipe, i will HAVE to try it out. Adding it to the EXTENSIVE list of recipes i need to try 😛

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