Having a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in the finer things … like COOKIES!

I was so excited by the flavor and texture of these cookies. The final cookie had everything I love about a traditional shortbread cookie … with the added ZING from the twist of lime. Tastebuds, you are welcome!

I used raw, pre-soaked & dehydrated almonds from www.realrawfood.com. Soaking the almonds removes the enzyme inhibitor that can sometimes slow digestion. If you don’t want to order pre-soaked almonds feel free to soak and dry them yourself (or buy the best quality almond you can find and don’t worry about soaking them).

I really want to try this recipe again using the almond meal left over from making our homemade almond milk. I love finding good use for the leftover almond meal!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Organic Almonds
  • 4 Tbsp Agave Nectar, Raw Honey, Maple Syrup (or other whole food sweetener)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Lime Zest (grate the skin of the lime to get the zest!)
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar (plus extra for sprinkles)

Method:

  • Process almonds in a food processor until flour consistency.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients until dough-like.
  • Form dough into a large ball and roll out on a teflex sheet into 0.5 cm thickness.
  • Sprinkle with coconut sugar.
  • Cut into desired shapes and place in a dehydrator.
  • Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8 – 12 hours (or until crisp).
  • Enjoy!