How To Make Family-Friendly Raw Cookies
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How To Make Family-Friendly Raw Cookies

Learn how to make sugar-free, gluten-frees cookies in minutes using dates, nuts and other whole foods. Kids love them!
4.7 (94 ratings)
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2,555 students enrolled
Created by Joan Gregerson
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the benefits of raw cookies compared to homemade or store-bought regular cookies.
  • Know the basic recipe of equal parts dried fruit and nuts/seeds, and be able to innovate.
  • Make raw cookies for everyday use as a "go to" snack to avoid tempting junk food for kids and adults.
  • Design raw holiday cookies for gifts and parties that will convey that special holiday feeling, while providing real nourishment for your friends and family..
  • Make cookies! Chocolate Coconut Truffles, Almond Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies, Instant Cookies, Cranberry Orange Delights, and Ginger Flats
  • Know how to figure out what food is right for them with the Six Key Principles of Food Freedom.
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  • No prerequisites.
  • Participants will need access to a basic food processor to try out the recipes.
  • Bring an open mind and spirit of fun and experimentation!

Learn how to confidently feed yourself and your family nutritious, delicious cookies, whether for everyday occasions or holidays!

Cookies give you that warm, fuzzy feeling ...after school snacks, holiday parties, family favorites. But there's that underlying uneasiness knowing that the ingredients aren't really very nourishing! Eating a cookie also takes away the chance to satisfy hunger with nutritious foods.

In this course, you'll learn:

  • The benefits of raw cookies compared to regular baked cookies.
  • The basic recipe. 
  • How to innovate and create your own recipes.
  • How to make everyday cookies: recipes and tips for making it part of your week.
  • How to make special holiday cookies: recipes and tips for adding color and that special feeling!

You'll also be able to download and print four recipes: Chocolate Cocoa Truffles, Peanut Butter Cookies, Cranberry Orange Delights and Ginger Flats. 

By the end of the course, you'll know the basic recipe by heart and be confident in your ability to create new recipes instantly, based on what you have on hand or the specific use for your next batch of cookies. 

Raw cookies are a godsend for families with allergies to soy, gluten, wheat, dairy or additives. By being able to quickly and easily make your own, you can please and nourish yourself and all ages. The recipes are simple and hands-on so they make great activities for kids as well!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for kids and adults that are interested in healthy eating.
  • Perfect for kids, busy professionals, parents, daycare providers and those interested in improving their diet.
  • Anyone who wants to get off the sugar rollercoaster.
  • Not for those who want to bake or make cookies with sugar and flour.
  • Families looking for a fun activity to do together.
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How To Make Family-Friendly Raw Cookies
7 Lectures 38:52

Welcome! In this lesson, you'll get the recipes for all the cookies in the course! Start here. Then continue on to the next modules to dive in and learn the details of why raw cookies are so great, how to design recipes and details about each recipe. Thank you for joining me for this course. Let's go!

Preview 04:18

Why should we make raw cookies anyway? In this lesson, we do a comparison of traditional baked cookies to raw cookies. Guess which one wins for the most nutritious snack!

Preview 03:10

By the end of this lesson, you'll know (by heart!) the basic recipe for making raw cookies. You'll also know the Do's and Don'ts to help you skip past common mistakes and get on the right track from the start. 

Basic Recipe

When you're starting something new, it just makes sense to see what other people are doing that make sense. We'll look at  the Larabars line of products to see what combinations they use and how you can use that information to help design your own recipes.

Inspiration from the Pros

In this lesson, you'll learn how to make:

  1. Almond Butter Cookies: criss-cross style and thumbprint
  2. Chocolate Coconut Truffles, and
  3. The Instant Cookie

You'll also get insights on how to plan for using these cookies for snacks and on the go, to prevent veering off into junk food land when hunger strikes!

Everyday Cookies: Almond Butter Cookies & Chocolate Coconut Truffles

In this lesson, you'll learn how to make:

  • Cranberry Orange Delights, and
  • Ginger Flats

You'll also learn techniques for transforming brown somewhat boring-looking cookies into beautiful presentations, perfect for holiday parties and gifts.

Holiday Cookies: Cranberry Orange Delights & Ginger Flats

About the Instructor
Joan Gregerson
4.7 Average rating
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2,555 Students
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Wellness Coach & Eco-Nut!

Joan Gregerson studied to become a Holistic Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has worked as a Wellness Coach on the Tobacco Quitline for National Jewish Hospital, as a "lunch lady" for Denver Public Schools and as a "Juicista" at a juice bar. 

Joan has over 20 years experience as an engineer as well, working in the fields of sustainability and building energy efficiency. Joan turned to Wellness Coaching to help people connect their eating to spirituality, nature, inner wisdom and community. Joan offers a 12-month program "Food Freedom Naturally" to support and mentor serious students who want to overcome struggles with food and reclaim their ability to lose weight. In this program, students get a weekly lesson and work on big picture issues, as well as practical stress-management techniques such as breathing exercises and mindful eating. In addition, students learn to make raw cookies, kombucha, sauerkraut, soups, salads, dressings and more! Joan offers a free one-hour video training to teach the Six Key Principles of Food Freedom in the Era of Processed Food. 

Joan is also the author of "Tuning In to Inner Peace: The Surprisingly Fun Way To Transform Your Life". Joan brings her skills and insights as a mom, international traveler, and English teacher to play in her teaching style. She makes classes fun and engaging and teaches systems that allow innovation, rather than tedious details. 

Joan's passion is to help people experience the awe of life by reconnecting with real food again. And with this transformation, it's her hope that her students will help learn from and protect the beautiful planet that supports us all.