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My Cherry Chérie

(Cherry and almond energy cookie)
To make, and make again, and again, and again.
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 12 to 15 energy cookies
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup or 1 individual store-bought portion) unsweetened mixed berry applesauce**

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp. (15 ml) pure organic almond extract (to your liking!)

  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) baking soda

  • 1/2 tbsp. (7.5 ml) baking powder

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) flour of your choice (I made them with quinoa flour)***

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds

  • 150 g (3/4 cup) dried cherries

  • 35 g (1/4 cup) organic chia seeds

  • OPTIONAL! 35 g (1/4 cup) white chocolate chips

  • A few extra cherries for garnish

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup or 1 individual store-bought portion) unsweetened mixed berry applesauce**

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp. (15 ml) pure organic almond extract (to your liking!)

  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) baking soda

  • 1/2 tbsp. (7.5 ml) baking powder

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) flour of your choice (I made them with quinoa flour)***

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds

  • 150 g (3/4 cup) dried cherries

  • 35 g (1/4 cup) organic chia seeds

  • OPTIONAL! 35 g (1/4 cup) white chocolate chips

  • A few extra cherries for garnish

6 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Put the date puree, unsweetened mixed berry applesauce, egg and almond extract into a bowl. Mix thoroughly. (The colour is… well, a little weird. BUT IT SMELLS SO DELICIOUSKI!). Now add the baking soda and powder and stir again.

  • Next add the flour, sliced almonds, dried cherries, chia seeds and white chocolate chips. Can I just throw everything into the bowl at the same time Madame Labriski? You bet! Once you’ve done that, give everything another good stir.

  • LABRISKITIP: It’s a good idea to line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. If you don’t, EVERYTHING WILL STICK. (No way José!!!)

  • Drop the dough onto your cookie sheet using two teaspoons. If you feel like it, you can garnish with a dried cherry in the centre of each cookie.

  • Pop your little beauties in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 350°F (180°C).

History

These GLUTEN-FREE* and DAIRY-FREE energy cookies with cherries and almonds are right up there in the special treats category: behold My Cherry Chérie! As summer draws to an end, these cookies usher in the fall season with their succulent aroma and splash of scarlet red. They’re tasty, full of protein and what’s more, you’ll notice that they have a special way of making people smile. Just wait and see, you’ll be everybody’s Cherry Chérie ;-) Hahaha!

The best time to eat them? Morning, noon and night. It all depends on whether you decide to make them with white chocolate chips or not.In the Labriski household, we prefer to just eat them all the time.

Baking My Cerise Chérie cookies will turn everyone into cheery cherry lovers. After all, isn’t life a bowl of cherries?!

* Depending on the flour you use…
** I chose Raspberry Cherry Starfruit. The mixed berries one works very well too.
*** Spelt, wheat, kamut, oatmeal: use your personal favourite!

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A good week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

We make life easier with our products available in grocery stores

We make life easier with our products available in grocery stores

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.

What can I use as a substitute for one egg?

There are several options:

  • 1 tbsp. ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp. water,
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed + 2 tbsp. water,
  • ½ mashed banana,
  • Egg substitute (yes, it’s available at grocery stores, in the organic section).

Note that the texture of your recipes will be slightly different… but they’ll still be 100% delicious

Can I freeze raw cookie and muffin dough?

Yes.