Sour Cherry Cookies

by Edward Daniel
Sour Cherry Cookies recipe.

Crispy moist gooey Sour Cherry Cookies with blackstrap molasses, muscovado sugar, in an almond and millet pastry bed.

Lambast your delicate complexion. And, indulge in heavenly raptures of ecstasy.

This dish will eradicate any belief that vegan food can’t be super yummy.

Make this:

  • When you’ve got raucous kids that would enjoy making sensational cookies they’d get to hoover up once done
  • When you’ve got Uncle Jack drop in for a cuppa and need an understated snack that’ll have him smiling cheek to cheek
  • When you’ve just spent the whole day running out doing chores and fancy a lush dessert that’ll have listen to ambient music as you take another bite

Sour Cherry Cookies were inspired when I had been on a recipe development and testing activity – I had gone through numerous iterations and was unhappy with the impending result – cookies that were moist and yet crispy too. This recipe is the end result of that hard effort.

These cookies are vegan and gluten-free.

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Sour Cherry Cookies recipe.
Serves: 11 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 50g sour cherries, dried
  • 50g almonds, blanched
  • 80g millet
  • 30g flaxseeds
  • 30g oats
  • 50g applesauce
  • 60g coconut oil
  • 30g olive oil
  • 1tbs blackstrap molasses
  • 85g muscovado sugar
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp guar gum
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Soak and cover the sour cherries in filtered water and set to one side.
  2. In a high-speed processor grind the almonds, millet, flaxseeds, oats and salt. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the muscovado sugar, guar gum and baking powder.
  4. Pour in melted coconut oil and olive oil together with the blackstrap molasses and applesauce. Combine well.
  5. Drain the sour cherries and toss into the cookie mixture.
  6. Rest the dough for an hour.
  7. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 180 degrees Celsius or if you have a fan oven 160 degrees Celsius.
  8. Line large baking tray with parchment paper and oil.
  9. Take an ice-cream scoop, and scoop out some dough. Use a knife to sweep away any excess.  Scoop onto the parchment paper. Repeat until your tray is full but make sure there is sufficient space to permit the cookies to spread out as they bake.
  10. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the trays from the oven and allow the cookies to cool down before serving.
  12. Store in a sealed container between pieces of parchment paper.


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