Supercharged Cherry-Almond Cookies

Supercharged Cherry-Almond Cookies Photo: Plamen Petkov


  • 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.

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  • 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)

Nutritional Information

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!