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This week has had it's ups and downs. I have been really tired and I think I can really use a little bit of time off, given it has been a really long and exhausting year. Starting in a week, I will spend the rest of the month in Salmon Arm, Vancouver and Silverstar visiting friends and family. I am really looking forward to it! Even though I was tired and not feeling 100%, it was great to have Andrew home between Sun night and Wed morning and visiting with friends. I also decided that making cookies will be sort of a 'pick me up'...
Remember those chocolate chip cookies I posted in September? Those were pretty awesome. I made them a few times since, both as posted and with slight variations. The best variation was adding bacon pieces to the batter. I added bacon to ginger cookies a few years ago and have been doing that occasionally since. I know some people think that adding bacon to cookies or bacon with chocolate are an odd combination, but don't knock it till you try it.
This recipe is a variation of those original chocolate chip cookies.
Triple Almond Cherry Cookies
- 1/4 cup almond-hazelnut or almond butter
- 1/4 coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp pure almond extract
- 1 egg
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Pinch salt
- Handful dried, unsweetened cherries (1-2 per cookie)
- Optional - mini dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Place almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, maple syrup and egg in a food processor. Pulse for around 10 seconds, just until everything is combined
- Add dry ingredients to the food processor and pulse for another 20 seconds, just until everything is combined
- Roll into balls with a few dried cherries in each ball and optional mini dark chocolate chips
- Place on baking tray and flatten slightly with your fingers (the cookies will expand a bit)
- Bake at 350 for 11-15 minutes until the bottom is golden brown. Time will vary based on your oven