By Kristen Suzanne
A yummy vegan cookie your family will ask for again and again.
1 1/2 cups pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded dried coconut
1 tablespoon lucuma powder*(optional)
Pinch Himalayan crystal salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
10 dates, pitted
Process all of the ingredients, except for the raisins and dates, in a food processor fitted with the S-blade, until coarsely ground. Add the raisins and dates and continue processing until the mixture begins to stick together when pressed between your fingers. Roll and form into desired shapes and sizes.
*Lucuma powder is available through Navitas Naturals and in some Whole Foods Markets. The sweet flavor is popular in Europe. It can be used in cookies, smoothies, puddings, ice creams, and other recipes. If you don't have lucuma powder, that's OK—the cookies will still be delicious without it.