Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls

How’s your Hump Day Wednesday going?  I’ve been a busy little bee running errands, going to the grocery store, braved the post office but the line wasn’t too bad.  And I’ve been taking care of the little one who’s still a little under the weather, and am getting ready to go teach yoga.  Whew!  What have you been up to?  School keeping you busy?  Work?  Family stuff?  Fill me in on your news!

I’m glad you enjoyed my last post on everything from Give Away Winners To Hair Salon visits in a new city

 

To Product Reviews.

But moving right along for today…
So ‘Tis the Season for Christmas and Sugar Cookies that are adorably decorated with cute sprinkles.  However, since I cannot eat gluten, eggs, or dairy, most sugar cookie recipes are out of the question, or use too many specialty ingredients.  So what’s a Sugar Cookie Lovin’ Girl like myself to do?  Why that’s easy: Create my own High Raw, All Vegan, Gluten & Soy Free Sugar Cookie Recipe with minimal ingredients!

Averie’s High Raw All Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls
1/4 c Raw Cashews
1/2 c Medjool Dates
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Optional: 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Yields: Approximately 20 small-ish balls

Grind The Cashews

Add the Rest of the Ingredients

Grind to Form Your Dough

Remove Dough…

and if it’s too sticky to work with, pop it in the fridge for an hour and come back to it.  Mine was feeling a little sticky after trying to make a few sugar cookies so I came back to it…

…and then I Formed the Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls

So easy, fast, authentic tasting and just plain old Really Good!

Optional Add-In’s & Extras :
Use Christmas Cookie Cutters and make Stars, Reindeer, Gingerbread men, etc.

Shape into logs, bars, biggerballs, squares, hearts
Decorate with Sprinkles!!!
Frosting or Icing (see my Raw Vegan Icing Recipe Here)
Roll finished product in Cinnamon-Sugar, Brown or White Sugar, Carob, Coconut, Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Powder, Powdered Sugar
Add in Carob, Coconut, Cocoa Nibs to the “dough” mixture
The sky’s the limit, get creative!!!!!!!!

Raw Veggies have Included:
A Kale Salad with asparagus and my Vegan Slaw Dressing

And Extra Tomatoes and Cauli because I love them so.

And since it’s been chilly, I figured it was a good time to make some Sweet Potato Fries.

Can’t go wrong with these!  Or here’s another recipe link, for you.

Dessert was of course, a few Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls

And I also indulged my Gingerbread attack craving with a few Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough BallsNum!

I just noticed that the Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls and the Sugar Cookie Dough Balls look remarkably similar in the pictures, but you’ll know you’ve popped a Ginger Ball because of the Snappy Gingery Taste and I love that ginger zing!!!  Plus they’re slightly darker and more traditional gingerbread-man-cookie colored.

And both of my desserts went perfectly with my Vegan Guiltless, Fast, & Easy Vanilla Hot Cocoa

Yoga Today is Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)  I’m flying away like a firefly…

What’s your Holiday Travel Tip?  We all know that travel is hard on our bodies, minds, spirits, and generally speaking, raises stress levels.  

For me and my Tips Are: remember to breathe, and even if I look silly, I don’t mind busting out a few downward dogs in the airport!  And of course, I travel fairly well-stocked with snacks that meet my approval, but I also don’t obsess on it, either.  Travel is a time for me to try to go with the food flow as much as possible and although I don’t compromise on vegan, I do with the raw part and also with foods that are processed more than I’d choose normally.  And with air travel, I also try to allow enough time for everything, more than I think I need, from parking to check in lines because there’s nothing worse than rushing in an already rushy and harried situation.

How do you stay calm when traveling or when visiting relatives or even having houseguests during the ‘Tis The Season time of year?  What do you do to stay calm and keep things flowing more along the mellow path than the high strung highway?  

   

216 Responses to “Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls”

  1. babyvanilla — December 14, 2009 at 2:25 am (#
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    You're in my google reader ;)

  2. babyvanilla — December 14, 2009 at 2:25 am (#
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  3. babyvanilla — December 14, 2009 at 2:28 am (#
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    I learned on the Bora Bora website that Agave nectar is low-G :)

  4. babyvanilla — December 14, 2009 at 2:29 am (#
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    I signed up for Bora Bora's newsletter :)

  5. babyvanilla — December 14, 2009 at 2:30 am (#
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    You're in my blogroll :)

  6. babyvanilla — December 14, 2009 at 2:32 am (#
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  7. babyvanilla — December 14, 2009 at 2:36 am (#
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    Just left a comment in this review post:
    http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2009/12/product-reviews-desserts-galore-trip.html

    Ouf! I hope I got enough entries to have a chance to win those yummy bars!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. Nicole — December 14, 2009 at 3:08 am (#
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    mmm coconut almond bar would be yummy, thats what i would buy! I would like to win because i love trying new things and these bars look delish;)

  9. the twins — December 14, 2009 at 5:00 am (#
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    i'd buy the coconut almond bar! sounds delicious!

  10. Katie — December 14, 2009 at 6:01 am (#
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    A chocolate banana bar? that's got my name all over it. Can't find these bars where I live, so I Need to win! ;)

  11. Katie — December 14, 2009 at 6:02 am (#
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    You're on my blogroll!

  12. Katie — December 14, 2009 at 6:05 am (#
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    I learned that Bora Bora is part of French Polynesia. (Should I be embarassed that I didn't know that?)

  13. Katie — December 14, 2009 at 6:08 am (#
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    Commented on your Kay's Naturals product review

  14. Katie — December 14, 2009 at 6:11 am (#
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    commented on your Bora Bora review page

  15. Holly — December 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm (#
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    i got seriously excited about the bora bora trip :)

    i want to win these because if they are averie approved, then i know i will love them :)

  16. thevegster — December 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm (#
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    I now follow your blog :)

  17. thevegster — December 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm (#
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    I am a fan of Bora Bora on Facebook.

  18. thevegster — December 14, 2009 at 3:39 pm (#
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    I'd love to give some Bora Bora products a try. I've only ever tried the Original bar and it was delish – full of wholesome goodness! Plus the organic cotton tea and that cool mug! I'd love to sip some tea from it.

  19. thevegster — December 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm (#
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    I signed up for the Bora Bora newsletter.

  20. thevegster — December 14, 2009 at 3:50 pm (#
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    I left a comment on your Bora Bora review!

  21. Jes — December 14, 2009 at 3:51 pm (#
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    Coconut Almond Bars…Oh My Goodness! We would totally love using this since I pack lunches EVERY day and it is awesome to throw in heathy tastey snacks!

  22. thevegster — December 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm (#
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    I left a comment on your Dr. Flacker's crackers review post! They look so good!

  23. thevegster — December 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm (#
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    On the Bora Bora website I learned they support the environment and sustainable farming. That's my kind of company!

  24. Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 14, 2009 at 4:41 pm (#
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  25. JW — December 14, 2009 at 5:34 pm (#
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    I would love to win these bars! I've never had them before!

  26. JW — December 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm (#
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    I follow you on twitter. (@butterjessfly)

  27. JW — December 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm (#
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    I tweeted for you!(@butterjessfly)

  28. JW — December 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm (#
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    I follow borabora on twitter.
    (@butterjessfly)

  29. JW — December 14, 2009 at 5:37 pm (#
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    I learned they use products from
    French Polynesia! (cool)

  30. Bekah — December 14, 2009 at 6:18 pm (#
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    Umm I want to win because this is another product I have not yet tried!

  31. Bekah — December 14, 2009 at 6:18 pm (#
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    i'm a followerrr

  32. Bekah — December 14, 2009 at 6:19 pm (#
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    you're on my google reader :)

  33. Bekah — December 14, 2009 at 6:19 pm (#
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    linked :):):)

  34. Bekah — December 14, 2009 at 6:20 pm (#
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    I follow you on twitter

  35. Bekah — December 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm (#
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    signed up for the bora bora newsletter

  36. Bekah — December 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm (#
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    I already commented on your post review for bora bora! :)

  37. Bekah — December 14, 2009 at 6:23 pm (#
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    Andddd, I follow bora bora on twitter now!

  38. Melanie — December 14, 2009 at 7:04 pm (#
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    Oooh – The coconut almond sounds so good. Would love to win :)

  39. Diane — December 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm (#
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    I am a follower!!

  40. Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) — December 14, 2009 at 9:05 pm (#
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    You know Im a follower…

  41. Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) — December 14, 2009 at 9:05 pm (#
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    You are certainly on my google reader!!

  42. Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) — December 14, 2009 at 9:06 pm (#
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    I would love to win because their ingredients seem simple and I love anything with a tropical look!! I also have a perfume called Bora Bora which I adore..lol

  43. Pam — December 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm (#
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    Anything with superfoods I luv!

    Enjoy!

  44. Pam — December 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm (#
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    Your on my blogroll!

    Enjoy!

  45. Pam — December 14, 2009 at 9:12 pm (#
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    A follower and because I have never tried or seen these bars..yum!

    Enjoy!

  46. Wendy F — December 14, 2009 at 9:17 pm (#
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    I love bars that are both tasty and healthy, so I'd love to win this prize pack !

  47. Fayinagirl (means Free One) — December 14, 2009 at 10:16 pm (#
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    I'd buy the coconut almond bar because I'm trying to sneak more calcium into my kiddos' diets.

    Btw…I already follow you and have a link to your blog on my blog page. =)

  48. Lori — December 14, 2009 at 10:27 pm (#
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    I'd love to win those Bora Bora Bars because I have never heard of them, yet tried them, and they sound delish!! Random picker, pick me!

  49. Lori — December 14, 2009 at 10:30 pm (#
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    Something I learned from the Bora Bora website… um that I love the site! I have to try those bars! Also, if you order from their website right now, you get $5 off.
    :)

  50. Ashley — December 14, 2009 at 10:37 pm (#
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    I'd like to try the tribal cinnamon oatmeal bar – nomnomnom! I'd like to win b/c it's an awesome package and the bars look yummy!

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