Oatmeal cranberry coconut almond cookies

December 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

cranberry almond cookies

The thing I like best about cooking, especially baking, is that you get to make exactly what you want. This recipe was inspired by my craving for oatmeal raisin cookies, except that when I have an oatmeal raisin cookie craving what I always actually want is a cookie with dried cranberries, slivered almonds, coconut, and about three times more spice.

The problem with making exactly what you want is that you end up eating cookies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everywhere in between. For that reason the recipe makes only a modest number of cookies. You could double it if you have some cookie eating reinforcements, but at my house there is just me and a dried cranberry hater. Thank goodness it is holiday baking season so I can start giving some away!

Oatmeal cranberry coconut almond cookies
Makes 24 cookies

1 cup flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup coconut
1/3 cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix together flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and powder and salt. Cream butter and sugars; add in egg and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into butter-sugar mixture, then stir in the oatmeal, dried cranberries, coconut, and almonds. Use two teaspoons to spoon out mounds of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat, and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. When the cookies start to turn golden brown on the bottom, they are done – the tops should still look pale if you want a chewy cookie. Enjoy!

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. gaylemavor  |  December 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Yummy. Love anything with coconut.

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