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Cherry Walnut Cookies

Go gluten-free with these flavorful, fruit-dotted cookies.

These chewy, addictive cookies blend the best flavors of summer: fresh, sweet cherries, perky orange zest, and hearty walnuts. Perfectly spiced with almond extract and cinnamon, these cookies are anything but boring.

Makes 36 cookies

What You Need:
  • 3/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1 tablespoon liquid lecithin
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup arrowroot
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted, and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
What You Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, place sugar, applesauce, apple juice, margarine, lecithin, orange zest, vanilla, and almond extract, and stir well to combine.
  2. Add brown rice flour, arrowroot, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, and stir well to incorporate the dry ingredients. Fold in the chopped cherries and walnuts.
  3. Working in batches, drop the cookie dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges and on the bottom. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for several minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely. Repeat the baking procedure for the remaining dough. Store in an airtight container.

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