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Cherry Almond Cookies

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Sweet, delicious, moreish cookies filled with nutty goodness!!!  They’ll have you reaching for a second one for sure!

 

Cherry Almond Cookies

 

Anyone who knows me knows that I cannot resist the magic combination that is cherry and almond.

 

Cherry Almond Cookies

 

It doesn’t matter if it is Bakewell tart, ice cream (oh yes that recipe it coming your way and it is totally awesome!!!!!!) cupcakes, chocolates, slices or, as in this case, cookies – they will always rank among my favourites.

 

Cherry Almond Cookies

 

Even when making a cherry lemon mousse recently I found adding half a teaspoon of almond extract made it just perfection!  It is one amazing combo!

 

Cherry Almond Cookies

 

So, whilst out on an exploratory run down the canal path near my house last week, I might have been struggling a little which lead me to thinking through ideas for cookies I would like to eat on my return – cherry almond topped the list. Yes, that is what I am thinking of whilst I am out running – hey – it was pouring with rain and exhausting – although I did make it all the way to Regent’s park!

 

Cherry Almond Cookies

 

(Which incidentally was empty apart from the football and rugby players owing to the inclement weather conditions! Of course cookies were a must upon my return!!!) And they turned out every bit as good as I imagined. Soft, chewy and absolutely delectable! I know that this is one that will often be making to my cookie jar!

 

Cherry Almond Cookies

 

Hope you enjoy! :D

 

Cherry Almond Cookies

Prep Time: 10 mins                         Bake Time: 8 mins                    

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Makes: 24 Cookies

 

Ingredients:

2/3 Cup Powdered Coconut Sugar

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil - melted

1/3 Cup Non-Dairy Milk

1 tsp. Powdered Vanilla

1 tsp. Almond Extract

¼ Cup Grounds Almonds

¾ Cup Almond Flour

½ tsp. BiCarb

Pinch Himalayan Salt

 

½ Cup Dried Cherries (soaked in boiling water for 10 mins) 

¾ Cup Slivered Almonds

 

Instructions:

     1)      Preheat the oven to 170˚C

 

     2)      Mix together coconut sugar, coconut oil and non- dairy milk. Stir in the powdered vanilla, almond extract and ground almonds.

 

     3)      Gradually fold in the almond flour followed by the bicarb and salt.

 

     4)      Stir in the cherries and slivered almonds.

 

     5)      Using a 1 tbsp. measure scoop out the mixture setting well apart on a sheet of baking parchment.

 

     6)      Bake in the oven for 8 mins.

 

     7)      Remove from the oven and, with the back of a spoon gently press down each cookie. Allow to cool for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack.

 

     8)      Once cooled thoroughly place in an airtight container.

 

Cherry Almond Cookies

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