Cherry and Almond Cookies


Oh where to start? I am obsessed with Bakewell tart and I will put the flavours of berries and almond wherever I can, be it a green smoothie, on toast, even lip balm don’t get me started on the Nakd bars.


These cookies, are buttery, a little crisp on the base, soft, moist and chewy in the centre and classically crackled on the top. Flecked with bursts of cherry and the crunch of almonds, they make a plain chocolate chip cookie look so last year.


Ingredients: Makes 16 3 inch cookies

  • 100g/1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 50g/1/4 cup white sugar
  • 160ml/2/3 cup rapeseed or refined coconut oil
  • 60ml/1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • 225g/1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 25g/1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 120g/3/4 cups dried cherries or cherry infused raisins
  • 50g/1/4 cup glace cherries, quartered (optional)
  • 30g/1/4 cup flaked almonds, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 180’C/350’F  and line a large baking sheet with non stick parchment.
  2. Use a hand mixer or whisk to mix together the sugars, oil, milk, tapioca starch, vanilla and almond extract in a large bowl for about 2 minutes, until smooth and well amalgamated.
  3. Add in 140g/1 cup of the flour, the ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Mix until well incorporated. Mix in the rest of the flour followed by the dried fruit and 2 tbsp of the almonds until a stiff dough is formed.
  4. Roll the dough into golf ball size balls or use an ice cream scoop for ease and consistency. Place 8 on the baking sheet, use a damp hand to flatten the cookies out since they will spread only a little, sprinkle with a tablespoon of the remaining almonds and bake for 8 minutes until they are just a little browned around the edges. They will seem soft but they will harden on cooling. Transfer to a cooling rack then repeat with the remaining dough.

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7 Responses to Cherry and Almond Cookies

  1. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

  2. Absolute classic flavors!

  3. matthew620 says:

    I was looking for something sweet to whip this afternoon and I think I’ve just found it they look delightful!

  4. Pingback: Cherry Almond ‘Bakewell’ Cheesecake – Raw and Oil Free | Bunny Kitchen

  5. These sound delicious, yum. Love cherry and almond. Thanks.


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