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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

kathyj70's Review

Ltoeat
August 26, 2013
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!

Ltoeat's Review

kathyj70
July 05, 2012
Chewy, sticks to your throath like eating a spoon of peanutbutter.