Supercharged Cherry-Almond Cookies

 Recipe
Fruits and nuts give this cookie nutritional cred: Almonds provide vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium; tart cherries contribute disease-fighting anthocyanins and sleep-regulating melatonin. Find almond flour in your supermarket's natural foods section, or pulse 1 cup almonds in a food processor.

Yield:

Makes 36 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook (per batch): 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 75
Fat 4 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 45 mg
Calcium 18 mg

Ingredients

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup almond flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3/4 cup dried tart cherries
3/4 cup sliced natural almonds

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, almond flour, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until creamy; beat in egg, applesauce, and almond extract. Stir in dry ingredients until combined, then stir in cherries and almonds.

3. Spoon dough by heaping teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 15 minutes, until golden. Cool on pans 2 minutes; transfer to wire racks.

Note:

Fiona Bennett,

July 2012
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