Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tangerine Cream Macadamia Cookies DF

20 + Butter Waffle Cookies ( I used Trader Joe's but any thin lacy cookie will do)
1/2 Cup Macadamia nuts, roasted and chopped fine
4 - 5 large Tangerines
4 oz. Non Dairy Cream Cheese ( I used Tofutte)
1 Tbs. Palm Sugar or Sugar Substitute
1 tsp. Liquid Stevia
Pinch of Cinnamon

Optional 2nd Layer:
1 Tbs. Chocolate or Carob Chips melted
1/4 cup Coconut Oil melted

For Tangerine Cream Filling:
Peel the tangerines and heat the separated sections in a small sauce pan over medium heat stirring frequently to reduce down the liquid and breakdown segments.  Pick out any seeds that you may see while stirring.  This will take about 15 minutes to get the thickness you need before mixing in with the cream cheese.

Blend the reduced Tangerine pulp in with softened non dairy cream cheese and mix in a food processor until light and creamy.  Pour the cream mixture into a baggy or pipping devise and chill at least 15 minutes.  When cream is firm, pipe the cream onto cookies to cover most of the surface but don't over fill.  Chill the cream on cookie until frozen to harden the surface.    Note:  If you are not adding additional fillings then you can go ahead and put the ground Macadamias on top of your pipped cream and then top with another cookie.  You will want to refrigerate or freeze these to store them.

If you want to add a chocolate layer on top of the cream, freeze the bottom cookie with the cream spread onto it like above until the cream is frozen so you can add another layer.

For a chocolate layer, mix the melted chocolate chips in with the coconut oil and allow to cool some before spreading it on top of the frozen cream.  Top with ground Macadamia nuts and then top with a 2nd cookie.  You will need to keep these in the fridge or freezer as previously mentioned.  


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  1. Ive always wanted to try those cookies from TJs and this looks like a perfect way to start!

  2. The cookies worked perfectly. We had them for dessert last night from the freezer. Let them thaw for about 5 minutes and they were soooooo good. Tastes like a crunchy orange cream bar. Really like but gets your sweet craving with the tang and sweet of the tangerine. Funny how I had no intention of making that the main taste but the Organic Market here had some beutiful tangerines on sale and BINGO> Too funny how things evolve. Thanks for your comments!



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