Soft, gloriously thick and scrumptious, it’s so hard to stop at just one of these Gluten Free Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies – they are a delicious yet healthyish treat your family and friends are sure to love.
These cookies should probably be renamed “Clearing Out My Pantry Cookies” because they seem to have a $hit ton of ingredients in them. Please do pardon my English, y’all.
These Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies start off with a base of melted peanut butter and coconut oil. Oddly, the end result doesn’t taste like it has any peanut butter in it at all – which might be a bummer if you were hoping it did. But, if, like my daughter, you are not a huge fan of the combo of cranberries + coconut + chocolate + peanut butter, then you might just be all the merrier!
What goes into these Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies:
The melted peanut butter and coconut oil get introduced to brown sugar, almond meal/flour, rolled oats, gluten free flour, almond extract, vanilla extract, salt, eggs,baking powder, milk chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes and cranberries. By the way, I didn’t use a mixer for these Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies – just a bowl and a spoon and my microwave to melt the peanut butter and coconut oil.
I’m hoping that that ingredient list didn’t scare you – after all, they are somewhat healthy ingredients…making these somewhat healthyish cookies – right? At least, that’s what I’m telling myself to justify having 2 and a half of them for breakfast this morning!
About Cookies for Kids’ Cancer:
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to funding research for new, innovative and less-toxic treatments for childhood cancer. Since 2008, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has granted nearly $15 million to pediatric cancer research in the form of 100 research grants to leading pediatric cancer centers across the country. From these 100 grants have stemmed 37 treatments available to kids battling cancer TODAY.
How Cookies for Kids’ Cancer started:
When 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2007, his parents Larry and Gretchen were shocked to learn of the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to lack of funding. They pledged to support the funding of research for safer, more effective treatments for children battling cancer. With the help of 250 volunteers, his mom Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising more than $400,000 for research. Word spread, and people nationwide began asking, “How can I help?” From that giant cookie bake, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was born.
Ways You Can Help:
Even though it’s in the name, cookies aren’t the only way to raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. You could have a bake sale, sports challenge, penny drive, swim-a-thon, flag football tournament, 5K sponsorship, or anything else.
If you happen to make and enjoy these Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies like my daughter and I did, please do let me know your thoughts on it and, if you love it, please tag #savoryspin @savoryspin on social media so I can reshare it. You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and PINTERESTto get recipe ideas and inspiration.
Friday 26th of March 2021
Super, super tasty! Made these super quick and they were perfect. I loved not using butter and I was pleased to use my homemade peanut butter! I used regular flour and didn't have almond meal, so I added a bit more flour and Oats for a sub. Love these!
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Saturday 15th of December 2018
Shashi! These cookies look INCREDIBLE... and I love all the ingredients you used in them. Also, I would absolutely be eating them for breakfast, too, because why not? (Cookies for breakfast is one of my favorite things this time of year, and a cookie that's packed with all this goodness makes me feel good about starting my way with it!)
Thank you so much for participating in this year's exchange and joining us in sharing some cookies and spreading the love!
David @ Spiced
Tuesday 4th of December 2018
These cookies look amazing, Shashi! There is something to be said for a nice simple cookie recipe, but at the same time I love a cookie recipe with everyone but the kitchen sink in there. And these cookies sound delicious! Thanks for sharing the message about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer...what a great cause! :-)