Healthy Holiday Cookies

The TENA Kitchen Recipe

Healthy Holiday Cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, maple syrup, apple juice, vanilla and almond extract. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, whirl almonds to chop finely.
  3. Add almonds to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Stir in flours, baking powder and salt.
  5. 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.
  6. Form 24 balls and arrange on two cookie sheets that are lined with parchment paper.
  7. Using your thumb, make a small indent into each ball.
  8. Drop a small amount of either chocolate chips, orange marmalade or raspberry jam into the indents.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool and if desired, dust with icing sugar.