Chocolate Cherry Cookies

1 1/4 cups almond meal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons apple sauce
4 tablespoons honey (or agave or maple syrup for a vegan version)

1/4 cup toasted walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup dried cherries, finely chopped

Yields 25-30
Preheat oven to 160C/350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine almond meal, baking soda and cocoa powder in a bowl. Mix well.
In another bowl, combine coconut oil, apple sauce and honey. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Stir in finely chopped walnuts and dried cherries.
Roll balls of the size of a walnut and place them on the lined baking sheet, leaving 2-3 inches space between each one. Repeat until all batter is used up. Using your finger tips, flatten each ball into a disk. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown.

If you want them extra crispy, turn the cookies over and leave them in the switched-off warm oven for another 10 minutes.

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