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Supercharged Cherry-Almond Cookies

Photo: Plamen Petkov
Prep time 10 mins
Cook (per batch) time 15 mins
Yield Makes 36 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.