Cashew Nut Cookie Sandwich

The things you get made to do as a child, usually kicking and screaming out of a friends sleepover in the morning, by your parents, is funnily enough the things you do for pleasure now- like long muddy walks on Hampstead heath or even going to an exhibition. These were the things that felt like chores/highly boring as a child, our poor parents having to put up with a bratty tantrum as we left a friends house. But looking back they weren’t all that bad. This was mainly due to the fact of that old nostalgic ice cream van, that song that gets all the neighborhood children running would be around the corner. Long- tedious- bad weathered walks would be rewarded with sweet delights. The reason for making this recipe is due to our favourite past time treat- the ice cream sandwich! This was a revolutionary ice cream, a complete game changer, a new way to divulge ice cream.. and would always put you in a good mood. This is, of course, a bit of a tweak to the classic- one that we love mid-afternoon in the office with tea and a bit of radio 1 (probs more like Magic). Replacing the ice cream for homemade cashew nut butter is a very happy and healthy replacement- one that keeps the fingers clean, and also good to last the week in a biscuit tin. Making chocolate biscuits shouldn’t just be for ones childhood or something to pick up in the supermarket isles. They are so easy, enjoyable and extremely delicious to make at home- making sure you get plenty of chew, coc chips and chrunch!


    Cashew nut butter

    240g cashew nuts, placed on a baking tray
    1 tsp sea salt
    1tbs maple syrup

    Cookies- makes 14 (for 7 sandwiches)

    80g flour (we like using white spelt)
    100g oats, blitzed to a powder 
    1 tsp baking powder
    125 coconut palm sugar or light muscovado sugar 
    150g chocolate, roughly chopped 
    a big pinch sea salt
    1 egg
    125g butter, softened 
    1 tsp vanilla bean extract 


Preheat oven to 180 roast your nuts for around 10 mins, until golden brown. Allow to cool. Blitz in the magi mix until it turns into a smooth creamy nut butter, around 10 minutes. Add the sea salt and a little squeeze of maple syrup. Using an electric mixer beat together the butter and sugar until creamy, don’t beat for too long. Add the egg, salt and vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, oat flour and baking powder together- mix in the butter mixture and then fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop out 14 small ball sized potions (around 2 inches in depth) and place onto a line baking tray, leaving enough space to allow them to spread. Bake for 15 mins. Once cooled but a tbsp. amount of nut butter on the inside of one, and sandwich another one on top. Perfect after school treats!