Raw Halloween Cookies

Raw Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookie Cutters

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This video will show you how to make a raw pumpkin-shaped cookie, complete with orange and green icing. You can then use the recipe below to get creative and make other shapes and colours, including ghosts and bats.


Halloween Cookies

For the cookie biscuit

  • 1 cup walnuts*
  • 1 cup pecans*
  • 1 cup Brazil nuts
  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 15 dried soft apricots, soaked 2 hrs+ and diced
  • 3/4 cup lucuma
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice**
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

*I like to soak the nuts for 4 hours, then dehydrate them before using in the recipe, to make them lighter and easier to digest.

**Mixed spice varies, depending on country and brand.  If you have pumpkin spice, use that.  Or you can use the following recipe to make your own mixed spice:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Grind the nuts in a food processor until a flour forms.
  2. Blend the oats into a flour in a high-speed blender.
  3. With the ground nuts in the processor, add the oat flour and start to process again, adding a few apricots at a time until the mixture binds together. If it’s not binding, you can add some of the apricot soak water too.
  4. Roll out the mixture on a flat surface to the desired thickness. If mixture sticks, mill some more oats to dust the rolling pin and rolling surface with.
  5. Using a cookie cutter, cut the cookies from the rolled-out dough.
  6. You will need to re-form and re-roll the leftover dough to get the most from it.
  7. Dehydrate cookies on a mesh sheet for 10 to 12 hours at 115 degrees F.


Green Icing

  • 1/2 cup chopped cacao butter, melted
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup spinach juice
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol
  • Pinch of salt

Orange Icing

  • 1/2 cup chopped cacao butter, melted
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Blend all ingredients except the cacao butter in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender until smooth.
  2. Add the cacao butter and blend again just long enough to mix it in.
  3. Transfer mixture to a piping bag and leave in the fridge long enough for it to set a little.  Decorate cookies.
  4. Place cookies in the fridge to let the icing set.




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    • Russell

      Yes, you could use a different type of flour. Coconut would work, but would risk going rancid with the heat. Or maybe try ground almonds.

  1. Kellie West

    Hi, i was wondering if you have a recipe similar to this, but that would taste like a sugar/shortbread cut-out cookie? 🙂

  2. Victoria

    Hi, Russell. I really enjoy with your videos a lot, thanks for your great recipes!!!! Does your 9-cup Cuisinart work fine with 230 v @50 Hz? I have one from EEUU and I have to buy a 1000W transformer to use it in Spain.


    • Russell

      Hmm, I have no idea, Victoria, that’s a little outside the area of my expertise 🙂

      Maybe check with a local electrician.

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  4. Dee

    I really enjoy your creativity and wonderful recipes.
    I do want to give the feedback that I do find the background music quite distracting and hope it is not used in future videos. I really appreciate your demos. You have an incredible talent.

  5. Kathy

    Thanks for this post, really enjoyed it very much, I am confused as how you made the “frosting” what were the ingredients? Thanks very much and Happy Halloween:)

  6. Julia Digaetani

    You have mentioned before,on other videos, that you soak and dehydrate nuts,but you never say how long to dehydrate them. I’m new to “Raw” and I need to know –if I want to soak nuts, and keep them ,say, in a lunch box–If I dehydrate them, will they keep ,or do I need to refrigerate them?

  7. Oya

    Hi Russell~yummy~they sound and look good. On my quest for raw good wholesome foods i would prefer a sweetener substitute for xylitol though~just a personal preference really, maybe even organic sugar or stevia~as these are foods in my book~I love receiving these vids, Thanks Russell,

  8. Melissa D.

    Thanks Russell – my daughter has been bugging me for hallowe’en cookies for 2 weeks!! problem is mom is diabetic. can i substitute something for the sweetness of the lucuma – also have some budget constraints. Thanks, … very intuitive of you to run this idea; just great; i suspect because of the hurricane in eastern US & Canada there may be a few more moms out there doing hallowe’en at home this year!! Fabulous ideas; just keep them coming!! Cheers!!

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