Supercharged Cherry-Almond Cookies
- 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
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.
- Prep Time:
- Total Time: 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)
|Calories per serving:||75|
|Fat per serving:||4g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||1.1g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||1g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||0.4g|
|Protein per serving:||2g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||9g|
|Fiber per serving:||2g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||9mg|
|Iron per serving:||0.0mg|
|Sodium per serving:||45mg|
|Calcium per serving:||18mg|
Good to Know
Some studies have shown that tart cherries may help ease sore muscles—excuse for a post-workout snack? We think so!