I’ve recently been using a lot of nuts to make sweets and I decided I should be a little more methodical about my recipes, so I set out to make a “base dough” that I could alter with flavors and add-ins. I came up with this really yummy almond dough that tastes pretty neutral (but still delicious). My ideas in the future are to experiment with adding in all kinds of dried fruits and nuts (yes, more nuts!), flavorings, chocolate chips, nut butters… etc.
In the upcoming recipes, I will refer back to the “base” so I wanted to share this recipe with you. I ate the cookies just like this (no extra stuff in it) and it was amazing.
Cookie Dough Base
- 8 oz slivered almonds
- 3 tbsp agave nectar
- 1/3 large banana (1/2 a medium)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional: I’m not sure I could taste it)
- Pinch of salt
- Place the almonds in a food processor (or blender) and blend until it becomes a fine almond meal
- Add agave and process to watch dough come together
- Add banana and process and it will become a little bit creamier
- Add vanilla and salt and process again. You’re done!
- Make into balls, cigars, roll out and cut out cookie shapes… it’s up to you!