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This soft cookie flavored with maple syrup is the perfect accompaniment for a cup of green tea. Bake up a batch and then sit back, relax and enjoy.
- ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- ¾ cup unbleached white flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt (optional)
- ½ cup California walnuts, chopped
- 4 ounces silken tofu
- ½ cup light olive oil
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- In a bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, and salt (if desired). Mix in the walnuts.
- In another bowl, mash the tofu and combine with the olive oil, brown sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Using a rubber spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones. 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.
From the book Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D. © 2000 by Andrew Weil, M.D. Published in arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.