I hope y’all are craving for some tasty ass cookies, because if you are, this is the place to be. The best thing? They’re guilt-free! Today is all about cranberry cookies.
So, a little while ago, my sisters were in town again (YAY!). We really wanted to bake -and eat- something real good. One of my sisters came with this recipe, and the results were deliciousss.
Alright then, the cookies! ‘Healthy’ pecan cranberry cookies with dates. These are probably the best ‘healthy’ cookies I’ve ever had. They’re nice and chewy, and they taste sooo good! Disclaimer: I’m writing ‘healthy’ within quotation marks, because the fact that they’re not that bad for you does NOT mean you could eat a whole bunch of them without feeling bad. Trust me, I’ve been there ;).
What you’ll need:
- 150 grams of pitted dates, cut into slices
- 125 grams of dried cranberries
- about 16 grams of baking powder
- 5 tbsp. of coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp. of hot water
- 2 eggs
- about 1 tbsp. of honey (you can add a little bit more if you want the cookies to be sweeter)
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 100 grams of oat flour (we simply just ground some oats)
- 125 grams of rice flour
- a (heaped) tsp. of cinnamon
- about a hand full of pecans, chopped (but again you can add more or less if you want to)
- for decoration, save some whole pecans to put on top of your cookies
Let’s get baking:
For starters, put the dates and cranberries in a bowl. Add the coconut oil, baking powder and the two tablespoons of hot water and combine well. You can now set this aside.
Don’t forget to preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit)!
In another bowl, mix the eggs with the honey and the vanilla extract. Stir the remaining dry ingredients (the 2 types of flour and the cinnamon) into the mixture.
If everything is fully incorporated, you can add your cranberry mixture. Make sure that everything is well combined. To do this, you can use a wooden spoon or, if you’re die-hard, your own hands. Keep in mind that the mixture is probably not your regular cookie dough, it might be a bit sticky. At this point you can add your chopped pecans and then it’s ready to go in the oven!
You can make little heaps of your dough and form your cookies with two spoons on a lined baking tray. We made about 12 big cookies out of this recipe, but it’s your call if you want them to be a little bit smaller or maybe bigger. The original recipe said 8 big cookies so it’s completely your call. At this point it’s time to add the remaining whole pecans. Just put them on top of your cookies.
Now is your final step, put them in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until they are nice and golden. Keep in mind that every oven is different and your baking time may vary. Also, you’ll have to remember that if you change the size of your cookies, the baking time changes as well. The bigger your cookies, the longer they’ll have to bake.
That’s it! It might look a little bit complicated it’s actually super easy! I hope you enjoy this recipe and make the cookies yourself. If you do, share some pictures of them and tag me. I would love to see them! ❤
See ya laterzzzz