To nourish your mind as well as your body

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Almond Cherry Cardamom Cookies, or "Mike-Friendlies"

After a day of baking cookies for the theater I work at, I remembered that I was going to see a film with my roommate and her began boyfriend. And so, three batches of cookies made with egg whites down, I took out a fresh bowl and made a whole batch of completely vegan and delicious cookies. Now I've made vegan cookies before - I've even posted them here - but these are completely awesome. I highly encourage you - if you like things that are not too sweet and have the lovely texture of a scone, while being completely delectable - to make these and munch on them yourself.

Almond Cherry Cardamom Cookies, or "Mike-Friendlies"

1/4 tbsp agave nectar
3/4 cup baker's sugar
5 tbsp flaxseed meal
3/4 cup vegan margarine (I like Earth Balance)
6 tbsp water
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups bleached whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp cardamom
1.5 cups dried cherries
1 cup sliced raw almonds

Preset oven to 350 F. 

Blend flaxseed meal, water, margarine, vanilla extract, almond extract, sugar, and agave nectar with a hand mixer until all elements are well combined. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and cardamom. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, use your hand mixer on a low setting to get it smooth. Next, stir in almonds and cherries with a spoon, getting the additions throughout the dough. 

Scoop spoonfuls (about 3 thumbs by three thumbs) onto parchment-paper covered cookie sheets. Bake for about 17 minutes, until golden brown on top. 

Go on. Have a peace!


  1. Almond.. cherry. Though I'm not into cooking but I love cookies.. I'll try this sometime soon.. :D

  2. These might work on my diet

  3. I do like you refer to these as "Mike-friendlies." too cute!

    I love dried cherries in just about everything. But I can't get behind cookies if they don't have chocolate in them. I know, it's an illness... :(

    I hope you've been well! Miss your face :)