Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies use fresh cranberries, allowing you to get their vibrant color and tart glory! | The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Tessa

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies use fresh cranberries, allowing you to get their vibrant color and tart glory!

Here in Oregon, we actually get homegrown fresh cranberries this time of year from a coastal town in the south. Vincent Cranberries are a real treat, and since I had some on hand, I wanted to find a way to use the fresh berries in a cookie.

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies use fresh cranberries, allowing you to get their vibrant color and tart glory! | The Happy Housewife

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup allowed butter, ghee, palm shortening, or coconut oil (I used grass-fed butter)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar or more to taste (I used palm sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (I used ⅓ cup each brown rice, tapioca, and rice flour)
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin or 1 teaspoon guar or xanthum gum
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh cranberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the softened butter with the sugar until creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. With the mixer still running, sprinkle in the sea salt, baking soda, and gelatin or gum.
  5. Continue with the flours and the oats.
  6. Taste and add more sugar (or stevia) if you like.
  7. Mix in the chocolate chips and fresh cranberries.
  8. Drop rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes until just golden.

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies use fresh cranberries, allowing you to get their vibrant color and tart glory! | The Happy Housewife

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About tessa

When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about! You can find her at Tessa the Domestic Diva.

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Comments

  1. Tessa!! These cookies look so amazing. I am again so impressed with the use of cranberries. Love them, but don’t ever bake with them. I am going to have a go at these cookies in the next few days. We are heading up to the snow this weekend and I’m looking for a homemade snack. I am going to use palm shortening so I will let you know how it goes and if they come as well as the butter version!!

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely, simple recipe.

    xo,
    -Amber

  2. Hi,

    I am not celiac so I can eat wheat, do you think I could just use regular flour for this recipe?

    Cheers!

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