Crunchy Cookie Macaroons

June 13, 2013    BY Amadea Morningstar

This recipe calms vata and pitta and is neutral for kapha. It is light enough for almost anybody to indulge in occasionally.


2 egg whites
1⁄2 cup Sukanat (an organic evaporated cane juice)
1 chopped date
4–inch slice of dried, unsweetened papaya
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄3 cup toasted cashews
2 cups unsweetened, flaked coconut


Preheat the oven to 300°. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff enough to peak. Fold in the Sukanat, the date, papaya, vanilla, cashews, and coconut. Spoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10–12 minutes. Use your nose; when they begin to fill the room with their wonderful smell, the cookies are done. If you let them go too long, they quickly burn.


(Makes about 15 3-inch cookies)

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Amadea Morningstar
Amadea Morningstar is the author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook, Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, and The Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy. For more information, visit

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