3 Ingredient Vanilla Cookies

Mulberries are one of my favorite raw ingredients. They pretend to be a grain in recipes like this, but they are really a fruit. If I had unlimited funds to spend on ingredients, then I would use them in every recipe and never look at oats again. I would make a huge batch of these cookies every day, because they are that good. But my mulberry supply is finite, so I pair them with only the best of flavor friends, like vanilla.

Random, but interesting, fact: The leaf of the mulberry plant is the only leaf that silkworms eat. What’s the deal with all of these picky animals that only eat one thing: koalas, pandas, whales, and now silkworms, too? If they can survive on just one food for their whole lives, then why do humans supposedly need variety to get all the proper nutrients?

I love 3 ingredient cookies. The ease of “baking” up a batch is a given, but I also love being able to taste every ingredient in every bite. I can detect mulberries, dates, and vanilla, nothing is hidden. And when the ingredients are as tasty and pure as these, I don’t want to miss a single one.

LFRV Vanilla Cookies

Makes 8

1/2 cup dried white mulberries

3/4 cup pitted medjool dates

1 tsp vanilla bean powder

  1. Combine everything in the food processor until it starts to clump together.
  2. Roll into balls, and flatten into cookies.
  3. Keep in the refrigerator.

If you could survive on only one food, what would you want it to be?

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