Cranberry Almond Cookies


As we get closer to Easter so many of us will be having family over to our home for dinner.   And then there will be those of us who are the guest.

Having Celiacs disease and dinning away from home can be uncomfortable unless the person that is hosting dinner has taken the time to get educated.  I don’t know about your family but we meet at my Mother in-laws home or another family member and I always offer to bring a few cooked items along.  It makes it easier on them and us.  So don’t feel nervous about the dinner, take the initiative.

I usually make gluten free stuffing if we are having it.   That recipe can be found on the blog .  And of course a few desserts.

This year I am thinking of taking a platter of different kinds of cookies.  One that we really liked here at home, well the grown ups did, Jenna likes chocolate chips cookies period.   Then again who doesn’t like a good chocolate chip cookie right?One that I will be making is a cranberry almond cookie with white chocolate chips.  Cranberry Almond Cookies (2)If you have a sweet tooth this will do the trick.

Here is what you’ll need if you would like to give them a try.

1 cup of dried cranberries

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup of chopped almonds

2 1/4 cup all purpose gluten free flour (recipe on the blog)

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup of softened butter

3/4 cup granulated white sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1  Tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/2 Tsp. of xanthan gum

Parchment paper


Preheat oven to 350F

Line cookie trays with parchment paper

Sift all dry ingredients together in a large bowl then add the cranberries, white chocolate chips and almonds make sure they are all well coated.

Then in a separate bowl mix softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar then add the eggs and vanilla

Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.

Then drop by the teaspoon or if you have a small-medium size cookie scoop onto the parchment lined cookie sheet.CookieScoop

I use this all the time it makes dropping cookie dough so much faster and for the most part all your cookies come out the same size, easy peasy!

Bake for 15 minutes and then remove to cool on a cookie rack.  Once the cookies are cooled they will keep nicely in an airtight container.

As for the rest of the Easter goodies I will probably make some kind of cake or pie.   There is no such thing as too much dessert!

I hope this has helped your Easter planning and as always enjoy the day!

I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25-26

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