hemp seed chocolate raisin cookies

Danger, danger...these cookies are delicious and will provoke unnecessary snacking. So...I've been feeling a bit guilty about the accolades I gave to last weeks VGFH muffins...I'm not sure they are very good, maybe more like good-for-healthy, I need to tinker with the recipe and feel like I may have misled you. For that, I apologize. These cookies are very-good-for-cookies. Seedy, nutty cookies with dark chocolate and raisins are always welcome in my house.  I found this recipe on the Preppy Paleo site and followed the advice to use hemp seeds as the main grain substitute - those little seeds are so pleasingly crunchy and bind the cookie so well - I see many a hemp seed product coming out of my kitchen in the future.

hemp seed chocolate raisin cookies
barely adapted from the preppy paleo
makes about 15 cookies


1 cup organic almond butter
1 egg, large
1/4 cup local honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup hemp seeds (aka organic hemp hearts)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (70% or higher)
coconut oil

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease baking sheet lightly with coconut oil or use silpat nonstick silicone baking mat.

Combine almond butter, egg, honey and vanilla in a bowl. Mix hemp seeds, coconut, cinnamon, baking soda, raisins, chocolate chips and salt in separate bowl. Using hand or stand mixer, blend dry ingredients into wet until combined.

Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto sheet about 2 inches apart- using back of the spoon to flatten each ball.

Bake in oven for approximately 10 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on baking sheet and remove to cooling rack.