• Cherry-Walnut Almond Flour Cookies

    January 26, 2012

    I had a serious craving for cookies last night, so I took to the internet to search for a recipe. I bought a brand new bag of almond flour the other day, so I Googled “almond flour cookies,” which turned up my friend Evan’s Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies and, boy, did they look delicious! I didn’t have any chocolate chips on hand (and I was too lazy to run to the grocery store), so I swapped them out for dried cherries and walnuts.

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    I wasn’t sure what to expect baking cookies with almond flour, but Evan’s recipe assured me they’d turn out well—and they did! Holy deliciousness!

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    The flavor of these cookies is slightly sweet and sort of buttery with a soft, doughy texture and a little chew and crunch from the dried cherries and walnuts. I’m a big fan of these babies. I’ll definitely make them again!

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
    • 1/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/3 cup dried cherries
    • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375*F.
    2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
    3. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
    4. Bake cookies for approximately 12-15 minutes.
    5. Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    6. Eat and enjoy!

    Makes 12 cookies

    Speaking of almond flour, I’m hosting a giveaway for a bag of it on Trading Up Downtown this morning!

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    Blog is the New Black January 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

    These cookies look my ideal cookie- a little chewy on the inside!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Looks great! I haven’t experimented with any nut flours yet, but hazelnut intrigues me. It’s so darn expensive though!

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    Emily @ The Swallow Flies January 26, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Mmmmmmm! Those look yummy! And now: I’m going to be craving cookies all day. Thanks A LOT! :)

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    emilie derotte January 26, 2012 at 8:02 am

    i love ur blog tina !!! i am reading Ur Book and i’m enjoy it :)

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    Tina January 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

    @emilie derotte: Yay! I’m so glad to hear that!

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    emilie derotte January 26, 2012 at 9:23 am

    @Tina: yes i’ve discoverd Ur Blog since two weeks and i follow it every day ! Your blog permits to me to perfect my english and i am a fan of fitness and food too :) i like crossfit, coaching, runing and all “lesmills” class…and i like cooking so your recipies make me exciting to go home and made dinner :)

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    emilie derotte January 26, 2012 at 8:03 am

    il don’t know if u have some french fan but i am one of them :)

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    Lauren January 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I am always so surprised at how amazing anything almond tastes…almond extract is an amazing ingredient to any baked good!

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    Mallory @ Have Your Cake and Eat It January 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

    the texture of those looks buttery and amazing! yum!

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste January 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

    OOoh, I love the taste of almond flour! These cookies look fabulous – they remind me of those Dough Ball cookies!

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    Tina January 26, 2012 at 8:29 am

    @Erika – The Teenage Taste: Yes! They reminded me a lot of Mama Pea’s Dough Balls!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

    @Tina: Ok, hearing that, I’m in. :)

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Yum! Cherry-almond is always a winning combo! Looks great :)

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

    These cookies look amazing! I’ve never tried almond flour before. I’m curious about it :)

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    Peggi January 26, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Oooo I may need to try that recipe but I am not a fan of nuts in cookies so I may try dried cranberries – sounds heavenly!!!

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    Kelly January 26, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Looks good…even though cookies aren’t my fave.

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    laura January 26, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Good Morning Tina
    check this website good and easy recipies
    http://fastpaleo.com/
    have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!

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    Corinne January 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Do u think they’d come out ok with regular flour? Is there a reason why u switched to almond flour? It’s so expensive!

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    Tina January 26, 2012 at 8:30 am

    @Corinne: I think they’d come out okay! I’m not totally sure since I’ve only made them once, but it couldn’t hurt to try! Let me know how they turn out if you make them!

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    kathleen @ the daily crumb January 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

    those look delicious!! i probably sound nuts but i think i prefer dried fruit in cookies over chocolate! so weird…

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    Lindsay @ Running the Windy City January 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Yum! I love the addition of dried fruit!

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    Katie @ Peace Love and Oats January 26, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Ooo dried cherries with almond flour?!? That sounds like a good combo to me!!

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    Olivia January 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Also for anyone who doesn’t want to pay $$$ for a bag of almond flour – just take the measurement amount of flour you need, in raw, whole almonds, and grind in a coffee grinder or food processor, just til a fine texture.

    (Not too long or it’ll turn into raw almond butter)

    You can usually save money doing this! Especially if you already have a big bag of raw almonds on hand!

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    HRCK the Herald January 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Those look DELICIOUS! And almost scone-like in how doughy they are? Or duh… dough balls? Ha. Brilliant this a.m. :)

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    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

    These look awesome!!!

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    Cait's Plate January 26, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I finally broke down and bought a bag of almond flour and I CANNOT wait to use it! I may just need to make these cookies…

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 26, 2012 at 9:45 am

    These look so perfectly buttery. Mmm. I miss fresh summer cherries!

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    Evan Thomas January 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Glad you liked them! Walnuts in buttery cookies is always a big win.

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    Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter January 26, 2012 at 10:01 am

    These cookies look amazing! I made a batch of Gluten free chocolate chip cookies last night myself! :)

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I hope I win your giveaway so that I can make these! ;)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    These cookies look wonderful!! I’m going to make them tonight!! Thanks Tina!

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    Cate January 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I have ALL those ingredients at home and I plan to make them tonight after the gym!

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    Alaina January 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    These look delicious! Have you ever made your own almond flour, or did you buy the prepackaged? I assume Bob’s Red Mill makes almond flour. :-)

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    Tina January 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    @Alaina: I bought it! :)

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    Kristi January 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I don’t have any cherries on hand because I’m not a huge fan. Does any one have thoughts on how cranberries would be?

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    Susan Updike January 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    If you ever get another craving, go to skinnytaste.com and search “chocolate chip clouds”…egg whites, chocolate chips.. and the best ever snack for chocolate craving. So easy to make too!

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    Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic January 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    @Susan Updike: I’ve made those before, and you’re right, they are absolutely wonderful! My problem is that I can’t eat just one.

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    Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic January 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Looks delicious!! Cherries are one of my favorite foods.

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    Samantha N. January 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Those cookies look delicious! I need to make them. They are gluten free too!

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    Joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 27, 2012 at 7:30 am

    These look super yummy!!! And no choco chips in the house?! Blasphemy. ;)

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    Cate February 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I FINALLY got around to making these! They’re in the oven now and I added mini chocolate chips with the cherries and walnuts! All the ingredients in the recipe are staples in my pantry/fridge, so they were easy to whip up after dinner tonight!

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    Beth April 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Just wanted to pop in and say how much we love this recipe.
    It’s on the short list at our house, love the texture so much.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Tina April 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    So glad to hear that! :)

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    Lyn October 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    My favorite cookies are doughy in the center and I love that these cookies are too. I’m also very happy to use dried fruit and almond flour instead of chocolate and white flour because they are definitely healthier. I loved that you included so many pictures and that the recipe looked so easy.

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