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Whole Grain Cookies

Adapted from AllRecipes website

Recipe Review:  “These cookies are great, and very easy to make. The batch I made is all gone, and I’m going to make them again, soon!”  ~ Lynn R.

Makes 18 cookies

Ingredients
1 cup NOW Walnuts*
1 1/2 cups NOW Steel-Cut Oats
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup NOW Flax Seed Meal*
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup NOW Agave Nectar*
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. NOW Vanilla Extract*
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip

*NOW ingredients available at your local health food store

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Pulse the walnuts in a food processor several times to chop; continue processing until the walnuts are ground into flour; transfer to a bowl.
  4. Mix in the rolled oats, whole wheat flour, flax meal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined.
  5. Combine the almond butter, canola oil, agave nectar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in the food processor and process a few seconds to blend the ingredients well; transfer the almond butter mixture to a large bowl and fold in the dried cherries and chocolate chips.
  6. Mix the walnut-oatmeal mixture into the almond butter mixture (dough will be very thick).
  7. Scoop up heaping teaspoons of dough, and form into balls; lay the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and flatten the cookies with a spatula.
  10. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to finish cooling on wire racks.