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.Some studies have shown that tart cherries may help ease sore muscles—excuse for a post-workout snack? We think so!


Credit: Plamen Petkov

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10 mins
15 mins
Makes 36 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 1.1g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 45mg; calcium 18mg.