The TENA Kitchen Recipe of the Month - December '17

Heart Healthy Holiday Cookies

Heart Healthy Holiday Cookies
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup Pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Apple juice
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Almond extract
  • 1 cup Whole almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Garnish: mini chocolate chips, orange marmalade, raspberry jam
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, maple syrup, apple juice, vanilla and almond extract. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, whirl almonds to chop finely.
  • Add almonds to a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in flours, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir in the oil mixture. Using your hands to mix dough together, adding an additional 6 tablespoons of apple juice to help the dough stay together.
  • Form 24 balls and arrange on two cookie sheets that are lined with parchment paper.
  • Using your thumb, make a small indent into each ball.
  • Drop a small amount of either chocolate chips, orange marmalade or raspberry jam into the indents.
  • Bake at 350 F for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool and if desired, dust with icing sugar.
  • Makes 24 cookies