Almond chocolate cherry cookies


Almond chocolate cherry cookies

For a healthy twist on classic chocolate chip cookies, Nancy Waldeck, a chef with Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, added dried cherries and dark chocolate.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 4 tablespoons raw or turbinado sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1.5 cups almond flour

  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup dried cherries

  • ¼ cup chopped dark chocolate (use at least a 60 percent cocoa solids bar)


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

  • Using a standing mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. After the batter is well-creamed and light in color, mix in the egg.

  • Add the almond flour, salt, almond extract and baking soda to the batter mixture and mix well. Fold in the dried cherries and chocolate chunks with a spatula.

  • Using a spoon, scoop up the batter and place it on the sheet pan. Depending on the size of your spoon, you will have between 18 and 24 cookies.

  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until cookies rise and the edges have browned.

  • Cool the cookies completely before storing.

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