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Homemade Almond Milk and Cookies

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  December 23, 2013 | by
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If you really want to impress the big guy in red this year, try this recipe for homemade almond milk and cookies. No ingredients go to waste, as the left-over pulp from the almond milk forms the base for the cookies!

Almond Milk Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds, soaked overnight
  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • 1 date, pitted and soaked overnight
  • Pinch of salt

Almond Milk Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse almonds
  2. In a powerful blender or food processor, combine almonds, water, dates and a pinch of salt. Purée for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely broken down
  3. Strain milk through a cheesecloth in a fine mesh strainer. Squeeze out extra moisture
  4. Keep in a tightly-covered container for up to 3 days.

Almond “Sugar” Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 cups nut milk pulp (almond works best)
  • 8 or 9 medjool dates, pitted and soaked
  • 1/3 cup coconut  flour
  • 3 tsps vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt

Almond “Sugar” Cookie Instructions

  1. In a food processor, purée nut milk pulp and dates. Add in coconut flour, vanilla and salt
  2. Roll dough into balls and press with a fork to flatten or press into cookie cutters
  3. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 30 minutes or until slightly browned on the outside