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Recipe from Israel: These Tu B'Shvat Cookies are Good for You

Parve and easy to make, this cookie recipe is from the chief nutritionist at Netanya's Laniado Hospital.
By Hila Boaz, Nutritionist
First Publish: 1/24/2013, 5:44 AM

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"A land of wheat and barley, grapes and figs, pomegranates and olives and [date] honey," (Deuteronomy 8,8)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup raisins (the grape is one of the seven fruits mentioned in the Torah as growing exceptionally well in Israel)

2 cups oats

1 cup sugar

1.5 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinammon

3/4 cup oil (canola is best)

2 eggs

12 coarsely chopped unroasted walnuts

1/2 cup tehina paste

1/2 cup honey

Mix all ingredients together to form dough. It will be sticky, so wet hands before forming pieces into flat round circles, bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Makes about 35 cookies.