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Supercharged Cherry-Almond Cookies

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.

Health JULY 2012

  • Yield: Makes 36 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cook (per batch):15 Minutes

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 75
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 45mg
  • Calcium: 18mg
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