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.
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
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
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.
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.
These cookies are great, I am always looking for healthier options in sweets. Mine did not turn out chewy like that last reviewers did, they are similar to an oatmeal cookie, moist with a little crunch from the almonds! I served them at coffee for friends and they all asked for the recipe!