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Walnut Cookies

Walnut Cookies
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  • 48 ServingsServings


  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, chopped
  • 4 ounces silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract



1 Preheat oven to 350° F

2 In a bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, and salt (if desired). Mix in the walnuts.

3 In another bowl, mash the tofu and combine with the olive oil, brown sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

4 Using a rubber spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones.

5 Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets and bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until the edges just begin to brown.

Source: Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. and California Walnut Board

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