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Gluten free never tasted so good! These cranberry coconut cookies gf are so easy to make are sure to be a winner and a new holiday tradition!

Cranberry Cookies

Cranberries. One of the world’s healthiest foodies according to World’s Healthiest Foods.  While the Vitamin C and fiber are great, what makes cranberries, and we’re talking fresh cranberries, super are the phtyonutrients in them.

Dried Cranberry and Coconut Cookies

These phytonutrients protect against a lot of things like UTI (Urinary Tract Infections), immune support, cardiovascular benefits, anti-cancer and more. So why not try to get more fresh cranberries into your diet other than just cranberry sauce on the Thanksgiving table. That’s what these cranberry coconut cookies, gf (gluten free) at that, help do!

You could try dried cranberries in this recipe, but I’m not sure you’d get the deliciousness that we have with the fresh1 

Fresh Cranberry Coconut Cookies

Cranberries are notoriously bitter and tart. That’s why we have to doll them up with other ingredients and preparation techniques. It’s really hard to eat cranberries like blueberries. Just not palatable.

But, I’m sure it’s really good for you! For me, one of the easiest ways to use cranberries is to change their composition by either putting them in the food processor or cooking them.

Cranberry Walnut Coconut Cookies

 For these cranberry coconut cookies, I used the food processor to grind them into a fine mixture. And, without, I think, compromising the nutrient value much, I incorporated them fresh into the cranberry coconut cookie mixture.

And, if you want to add nuts, be sure to chop them up finely. I’d choose walnuts. But, pecans or sliced almonds would be lovely, too. 

Cranberry Coconut

 For these cranberry coconut cookies, I used the food processor to grind them into a fine mixture. And, without, I think, compromising the nutrient value much, I incorporated them fresh into the cranberry coconut cookie mixture.

And, there’s really not a better combination than cranberry and coconut. 

Coconut Cranberry Cookies

When these mounds of goodliness come out of the oven and cool, they have a crunchy crispy texture on the outside. But, once you bit into them, there’s this heavenly fluff and softness that’s just divine. 

Gluten Free Christmas Desserts

These cranberry coconut cookies will keep several days, but since you keep them covered, they’ll lose their crunchy exterior. Nevertheless, they’re soft mounds of cranberry cranberry coconut happiness!

They’re just one of the most delightful gluten free Christmas desserts I make. And, if you want to substitute regular all-purpose flour, then that’s perfectly fine.  

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

And, besides cookies that are gluten free for Christmas, why not a GF Peach Cobbler. And, yes, add some finely chopped dried cranberries to make this cobbler more holiday festive. Frozen peach slices (when peaches are out of season) from Dole Sunshine are absolutely perfect for this recipe! 

And, there’s nothing more festive for the holidays than my Flourless Wedding Cake. Who needs a wedding! And, if you love wedding cookies, you’re gonna love love this cake! 

cranberry coconut cookies gf

cranberry recipes

cranberry coconut cookies gf

Yield: About 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 325
  • 1 cup cranberries, pulsed in food processor until fine mixture
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded, sweetened
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cranberries, coconut, flour and salt. Toss and blend together with your hands.
  2. Add the vanilla and sweetened condensed milk and blend together well.
  3. Use a small spring scoop (holding about 1+ tablespoon) and dollop cookies onto to a cookie pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake in a preheated 325 about 18-20 minutes or until still soft to the touch.
  5. Remove to a cooling rack.

Notes

When eaten right from the oven, these cookies have an exterior crunch!

These cookies will keep for several days. Store in an airtight container. They will soften.

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