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Nedley’s Maple Walnut Cookies

Dec 20, 2016 | by Lisa Reynoso

Nedley’s Maple Walnut Cookies

Anti-depression cookies, one of my friends calls them. Omega-3 has been shown to help many people who have depression, and these cookies are high in those good fats. And when it comes to healthy cookies, you don’t get tastier than these!

2 ½ c walnuts, ground in food processor
2/3 c whole wheat pastry flour or oat flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 c flaxseed meal
1/3 c carob chips or raisins
½ c + 2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla

1. In a small bowl, add all the ingredients in the given order. Mix well.
2. Spray a large cookie sheet and preheat the oven to 350 F.
3. Drop dough on cookie sheet with a spoon and flatten with a fork.
4. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown, checking often to prevent burning.
5. Let cool before removing from the cookie sheet. Makes one dozen.

Chef’s note: These cookies come from the book Depression, the Way Out by Dr. Neil Nedley. Chocolate contains caffeine, and it also has an opiate effect on the consumer; therefore, Dr. Nedley recommends using carob instead of chocolate. Because it is very difficult to find carob chips that are both gluten-free AND vegan, raisins are included as an option. Vegan chocolate chips could be used, if desired.

Lisa Reynoso
Lisa Reynoso is a stay-at-home wife and mother to three children. She spends most of her time homeschooling, cooking, and cleaning. She has embraced the challenge of cooking plant-based and gluten-free, and enjoys trying new recipes. She is a trained Associate Director for the Nedley Depression/Anxiety Recovery Program.

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