Recipe Directions

1. Process cashews in food processor until they are pasty in consistency.

2. Mix in all the other ingredients.

3. Place 1 tablespoon sized cookie dollops onto a dehydrator sheet.

4. Dehydrate for approximately 12 hours at 105 Fahrenheit (could also dehydrate at 115 Fahrenheit for 8-10 hours with similar results).

Kandace's Thoughts

By kandace

Tart, chewy lemon macaroons.

I’d recommend at least doubling this recipe, as the cookies are addictive and go quite fast!

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I made these overnight. I used 1/4 cup processed lemon juice (i know, I know not raw and highly processed) as I didnt have any lemons. I put the zest of an oragne in instead of the lemon zest and then thought that it would have been sensible to use the orange juice but hey it was too late by then. They taste yummy!! Thank you for the recipe.

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I am making these with bits of mango blended into the dough......the mango really sets off the lemony citris flavor

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Cactus? I thought it was made from the same fruit that tequila is made from.

The result is a syrup that tastes similar to maple syrup. So, if you can't buy it where you are, you can use honey (not as much) or maple syrup.

Oh, I just found this:

"The Blue Agave is a desert succulent, not a cactus as some have been led to believe. It is a species that is native to Mexico. There are many kinds of agave through out Mexico; however the Blue Agave flourishes in volcanic soil.... Organic agave nectar (and tequila) is made from the sap from hearts (piñas) of the plant. This plant is actually related to the lily and amaryllis (it has its own genus, Agave)."

http://www.blueagavenectar.com/agavenectarmanufacturer.html

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So glad everyone is enjoying the recipe!

bq. hi whats agave?

Agave is a sweetener made from cactus.

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I just made another batch and added raspberries to half the batch... turned them a beautiful pale pink color and made them taste sweeter, it made the "bright" lemon taste back off a little. Very tasty also.

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fabulous! We doubled the batch & my husband & I still finished them off in 2 days. Our non-raw friends loved them too.

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These sound amazing. Would these cookies work with a nut other than cashews (cashews don't do so well in my tummy).

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WOW, the cashews are so much better, so yummy! Thanks Kandace

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These are GREAT! I actually didn't have cashews on hand, but I had almonds and that's what I used. After stuffing my face w/ the almond version of the cookies, I went out and bought some cashews (currently soaking), I can't wait to taste the difference. Thanks so much. =)

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Nutrishn I made these and my hubby & nephew agreed they are very tasty

These will a dessert for a family dinner on Sunday :)

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I made this recipe last week and they are soooooo gooooood!

This is a great recipe. Thanks kandace

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Wow! I made a variant by adding about 1 cup of fresh blueberries to it and ... OMG that's delicious!

I used about 1/4 cup chopped medjool dates at the place of the agave as I did not have any.

I wonder if anybody tried the pineapple version.

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hi whats agave?

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as soon as I saw this recipe I had to try it, they were amazing, my very omnivorous husband woke up asking what smelled so amazing and the kids loved them.

I had made up a bowl of avocado-chocolate dip stuff (avocado,organic(i know it's not raw =( ) cocoa powder, vanilla, and agave nectar) and used it as a dip for the cookies when my husband wanted something chocolate it was amazing! definitely going to add these to the make often cache of recipes.

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I tried these tonight. I was out of lemons so, I used the stuff in a bottle..and It was way to tart. They were just like a cookie and I will try it with pineapple.

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These are my new favorites! I love the lemon Larabars, and these are like a homemade, more economical version. I didn't have cashews, so I used walnuts instead.

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i made these last night and my roomate (non-raw, yet increasingly enthusiastic food taster) absolutely flipped for them. recipes like this really do make all the difference. thank you, kandace!!

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I have some in the dehydrator now! I may have tasted the raw dough=) Yum!

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Wow, these are fabulous! I love the tartness in these---it's so bright and sunshiney. I had already dehydrated my soaked cashews, so I made this batch with cashew flour and a bit of water instead of wet cashews. They taste great, but the texture is a little bit on the dry side, so I'll follow the directions next time. And I agree with Carmel---I'm already fantasizing about a pineapple version!

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These are very good! Even my non-raw wife ate a bunch.. I made a double batch a few days ago-- gonna have to make some more soon!

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These are by far the best raw cookies I've ever had. The first thing I made in my brand new Excalibur dehydrator. I made them into little flat round cookie shapes and served three each with fresh strawberries on a gold rimmed dessert dish. They were elegant and a tasty finish to a special meal. My non-raw carnivore husband loved them too. I am imagining a pineapple juice version and an orange version too. Thanks for these little gems. P.S The dough tastes great raw (I'm thinking Lemon Crumble over mango papaya parfait), and they taste great after 2 hours, 5 hours and 12 hours by which time there are none left. (lol).

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i just made some. WHEW... they will always have a home in my dehydrator. I omitted the lemon and added vanilla. These cookies truly do rival their baked counterparts

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Made two batches of them and both turned out great. One suggestion is to use a small Ice Cream or a large melon ball scoop to give them a nice kind of macaroon appearance.

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bq. how long would they store for?

To me, they're best eaten in a few days. However, I've had these after they've been stored in a refrigerator for a week and a half and they were still quite good (perhaps a bit dryer).

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I made these cookies a few days ago and they were great. I think i added too much lemon for mine but they were very tasty. Thankyou very much. Im going to try different combinations. One quick question, how long would they store for?

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