Here's a fleur de lis design:
But of course my cookie cutter looks more like a kite, or a bat, or an airplane. Something – but definitely not a flower. I know I can buy one online, and I probably will, but for heck sake, why can't I run down to Sur La Table and pick up a Fleur de Lis cutter that doesn't look like something in flight?
So, anyway. Back to the cookies. I really like them, and you can pile them in a storage container in the freezer and take 1 out a day over a couple weeks and they'll satisfy your sweet tooth while you're trying to stay trim. I've lost 7 pounds to date and sweets like these are helping me get there.
Also, you won't get that bloated, "I just ate too much" feeling.
Carob Walnut Cookies
Compliments of JennaDish
from Ani's Raw Food Desserts by Ani Phyo
MAKES ABOUT 10 COOKIES
Ani's foreword: Sweet raisins, malty carob, and rich walnuts are ground together to make a delicious, dark, sweet cookie. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, and EFAs, these cookies keep you trim and your skin radiant.
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup raw walnuts (I used pecans)
1/4 cup raw carob powder
1 teaspoon mesquite powder (optional – I did not use)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until the dough befinds sticking together.
Press the dough into 2-inch cookie cutters (1/3"-1/2" thick) placed on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Place the cookies in the freezer to chill and firm up (suggested 30 minutes not enough time to become firm) before serving.
Will keep for many weeks in the fridge or freezer.