Cherry Pistachio Spice Cookies

It's been some time since I tried new cookie recipes, and I am just wondering why. Or rather: What have we eaten in the meantime? I can't really come up with an explanation. Probably because the last month has just been crazy. Disaster struck several times. Things just fell apart around us, like both cars, water pumps, TV. Husband's website got hacked. The kids have been having coughs and colds for the past month. On top of that we had visitors from overseas. So the last thing on my mind was getting all creative in the kitchen. Instead I showed off my BEST OF recipes of the last few months, or quickly stirred together some muffins.
Anyway, I felt like making some cookies again a few days ago. Perhaps because I look forward to getting my brand new red Jeep Cherokee next week. Or because I really hope the bad spell is over now and we have time to look at the bright side of life again and enjoy cookies while doing so!!

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CHERRY PISTACHIO SPICE COOKIES

(Print Recipe)

1 cup of whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder

1 egg
5 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup agave syrup
1/4 cup low fat yogurt 

1/2 cup chopped pistachios
3/4 cup dried cherries

Yields ca. 15-20
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Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix well. Stir in the dried cherries.
In another bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir in oil, agave and yogurt until well combined. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Drop teaspoons of the batter onto the baking sheet, leaving some space between the cookies. Sprinkle chopped pistachios on top of each cookie. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cookies turn golden brown at the edges. Let cool completely on wire rack. Keep in airtight container.

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