Monday, July 5, 2010

Cherry Almond Cookies

 For some reason, I decided I just had to have cherry almond cookies.  I couldn't find a recipe that was quite what I wanted.  Here's what I've come up with:

Cherry Almond Cookies
makes 6-7 dozen

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oat flour*
1/4 cup ground flax seed (can be omitted)
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup sliced almonds 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until smooth.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Stir in almond extract.
  5. Dissolve baking soda in hot water.  Add baking soda/water and salt to batter.
  6. Stir in flours, flax seed, cherries and almonds.
  7. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven, until cookie edges are lightly browned.
 *  Make oat flour by grinding oatmeal in the blender, then sifting out any leftover large pieces using a mesh colander.

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