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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)

Step One

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

Step Two

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.

Step Three

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.

Step Four

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.

Step Five

Bake for about 10 minutes or until cookies rise and the edges have browned. Cool the cookies completely before storing.

For more recipes, browse the Recipe Index. For more about Chef Nancy, visit her website, Taste and Savor.

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