Dr. Mike’s Power Cookie

Dr. Mike’s Power Cookie


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons almond paste
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
  • 10 packets of Truvia
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup vanilla whey powder
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup sliced almonds


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together applesauce, almond paste, flaxseed oil, Truvia and agave nectar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, pepper and whey powder. Beat thoroughly. Stir in oats, cherries and almonds. Mix well. Drop the batter by large tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Divide dough so that you have 18 cookies. Flatten each cookie with the back of the spoon. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Cool and store in a plastic container. Each cookie supplies 128 calories and can be enjoyed on the Activate, Achieve and Arrive Cycles for breakfast or as a snack. Each cookie counts as 1 protein and 1 natural starch.

7 thoughts on “Dr. Mike’s Power Cookie

  1. Hi Dr Mike, I am in C2 and doing really well. I have a question for you about the power cookie. Simmie Sanow on the FB – breakthrough page says the cookie with the cherries is not allowed in C2 and that we don’t need the almond paste. She seems to contradict some things in your breakthrough book. I am curious, who is she? How did she become the go to gal for your book? She runs all the FB sites for your book and is very legalistic when it comes to who can say and do what.

    Is she speaking for you? I want to make sure I am following the diet the way you intended.


    Elaine Schmidt

    • Some corrections in the above incorrect statements about me:
      1: I run a 17 Day Diet group, but not all of them, by a longshot.
      2: I do not run a Breakthrough group for the 17 Day Diet. The group I run follows the first book only.
      3: The group is run strict to the book because that’s how the members want it.
      4: The corrections that you see as contradictions came after a phone conversation with Dr. Mike.
      5: I do not speak for him and have never claimed to — the group I run follows the first book, with clarifications I personally received from Dr. Mike.
      6: Re the cherries: Look at your food list. Cherries are C3. What I have stated about the power cookies is to replace cherries with something else that is allowed in C2.

      • So when u spoke to dr mike, what was his response about the cherries bc the sesame fish recipe allows sesame seeds n is ok to eat fr cycle 1-4 but yet not on food list for c1

  2. I have tried to make the cookies and they are so dry that I can not mix them by hand or mixer. My husband actually mixed them for me by squeezing the ingredients together. What can I do to make them more moist???

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