Being snowbound results in a batch of Daniel Fast cookies!

apple raisin nut cookies

My daughters were out of school AGAIN because of inclement weather. That makes five days in the past two weeks! I’m not sure how many inches we’ve received today, but it’s enough to make me not want to venture out. I had an accident last year because of the snow, so I’m a little less adventurous these days.

I don’t know what it is about cold weather, but it makes me want to bake. After lunch, I got an overwhelming urge to run into the kitchen and whip up some cookies, so I did!

My goal was to use the fewest amount of ingredients possible AND to include items that people would most likely already have at home. I was very pleased with how these cookies came out. My girls certainly liked them and didn’t even miss the chocolate chips!

Apple Raisin Nut Cookies

2 cups chopped apples, unpeeled (about 2 apples)
1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup cashew halves and pieces
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add apples, brown rice flour, cashews, pecans, and raisins to a food processor. Process about 30 seconds for a smooth texture or 15 seconds for a nuttier cookie. Drop by spoonfuls, two inches apart, on an ungreased 11 by 17-inch baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: about 1 cookie)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute walnuts or almonds for pecans.
  • Use any whole grain flour in place of the brown rice flour.

Nutrition Facts
Calories per serving: 165
Total Fat 9.1 g
Sodium 26.9 mg
Potassium 193.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
Sugars 6.1 g
Protein 3.0 g


  1. Kara Chapman says:

    There has to be something missing. I mixed everything together and they were just dry and powdery and nothing to hold them together.

  2. Judy Sampson says:

    Would the oat flour work in this recipe and give it more of an oatmeal cookie flavor? When making oat flour, do you use steel cut oats or the standard quick oats.

  3. Amy Wright says:

    Can I make brown rice flour by processing dry rice?

  4. Natalie Gilkes says:

    Those cookies are AMAZING! I wish I’d made double the recipe. They’re good to keep on hands for those moments when I feel snackish 🙂

  5. Cicely Francis says:

    Hi Kristen,
    Thanks for making my Daniel fast experience this year so much easier. The recipes are a
    God send, am able to have a wide variety. It sure helped to keep focus on God in my effort to draw closer to Him. I have one question, can blender be used in place of a food processor for this recipe?

    Thank You.

  6. These cookies are called apple raisin nut cookies. I made them today and realized there are no raisins listed in the ingredients list. Are they supposed to spread, because mine stayed in a ball shape?

    • Hi, Lori. The raisins are listed. They’re the last ingredient. 🙂 And, no they won’t spread flat unless you flatten them before baking. Thanks for your question!