Almond Cookies with Peppermint Custard

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and even though I am not a big fan of the day, I believe it is a good thing to celebrate love. For the occasion I made Raw Almond Cookies with Creamy Peppermint-Coconut Custard for my hubbby.

Raw Almond and Coconut Cookies 

These cute, heart shaped cookies are not only super healthy but absolutely divine!
So make sure to make some – Just promise me to make them with love and give them to someone you care about, they are way to tasty to waist on anyone else…wink wink

Raw Almond Cookies with Pepperminty Coconut Custard

What do you have planned for the big V-day?
I will be working all day, but I am thinking about serving my lover breakfast in bed, a cup of hot vanilla coffe and few of these healthy and tasty delights.
The cookies are also perfect for wrapping and I am sure you bestie will love you even more if you give her a little edible present.

Happy Valentines Ya’ll

Raw Almond Cookies with Pepperminty Coconut Custard

Recipe: Almond Cookies with Peppermint Custard

Recipe: Almond Cookies with Peppermint Custard

From the Icelandic Raw Dessert Book ‘Eftirréttir Sollu’ Store the cookies in the fridge or the freezer, otherwise they might melt a little bit (not here in scandinavia though, it is freezing)  


  • 2.5 dl (1 cup) Almonds
  • 1 dl (9 tbsp) Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 3/4 dl (5 tbsp) Cocoa
  • 3/4 dl (5 tbsp) Cocoa Butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Essence
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 2 dl (0.5 cup + 5 tbsp) Frozen Coconut Meat*
  • 1 dl (9 tbsp) Coconut Oil
  • 1 dl (9 tbsp) Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 2 tsp Peppermint Essence
  • 1/8 tsp Salt


  1. Grind the almonds in a food processor until they are very finely chopped, almost almond flour
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except for the honey and blend well
  3. Add the honey and process a little more, by now you should have a sticky mass
  4. Roll out the doug between two sheets of parchment paper until 1/2 cm (1.9 inch) thick
  5. Cut the dough in preferred shapes, I made hearts ♥
  6. Place the cut outs in the fridge while making the creamy filling
  7. Mix all the custard ingredients with your hand blender (or a regular blender) until a smooth paste
  8. Put the peppermint/coconut custard on one side of one cookie and then another cookie on top

*Coconut Meat
In some Asian Stores you can buy frozen Coconut Meat. They do not have it in mine, so I simply bought two whole, fresh coconuts. It isn’t easy to crack a coconut open but with a screw driver and a hammer I did it! (I watched this video for assistance)
After peeling the skin of the meat I gave it a quick tour in the food processor, so it was more like a very chunky shredded coconut meat when I put it in the freezer. The two nuts gave me 6 dl of meat so I have plenty in my freezer for future raw “baking”

Fresh Coconut

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