My oven broke down a week before Xmas! So I've turned to my trusty dehydrator to whip up some raw treats (not quickly though). This is a basic recipe for a raw cookies. You can substitute any nuts or dried fruit if you wish, add spices or essences such as peppermint or orange.

Makes 25-30 small cookies
1 1/2 c cashews
1 c almonds
1 c dates
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp coconut oil 
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 c cocoa powder
Pinch sea salt
1/2 c jam (I used berry chia jam)

Blitz the nuts in a food processor until you create crumbs. Add the dates, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla and process until combined.
Add in the cocoa and salt and blitz until incorporated. 
Shape into small balls with a thumb imprint in the middle. Spoon 1/2 tsp of jam into each one. 
Dehydrate for about 6 hours until you get the fudgy consistency you desire, or a bit longer if you want a more crunchy cookie. If you want to present a whole platter you can dehydrate the cookies without the jam and put fresh jam in the centres just before serving.