These Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies make a festive addition to any holiday cookie platter. Chock full of cranberries, coconut and mini chocolate chips, and sweetened with banana and honey, these cakey cookies are naturally delicious.
With just a few short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, there’s less time to shop and bake, so I’m all for shortcuts, whether it’s shopping for presents online, or making easy cookie recipes like the one I’m sharing today for these Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.
One of my favorite parties of the season used to be a cookie exchange I participated in when my kids were younger. Over 60 moms would gather around for the cookie exchange, and we would all leave with a beautiful assortment of holiday cookies. It was always fun to see what everyone made – the variety of cookies was always so impressive.
During the Holiday season, I kick into cookie baking mode for a couple of days. There have been years where I’ve whipped up five different kinds of cookies in an afternoon. Some of our favorites include Gluten-Free Raspberry Almond Bars and Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle.
Fortunately, my boys aren’t that particular about which cookies I make, so I have pretty free reign. The only criteria is that they have to taste really good – if they even suspect that I’ve made a super healthy cookie, they won’t consider it a cookie.
The most important criteria I follow when making cookies is to use the best quality ingredients I can find. I’ve been trying to use organic ingredients whenever possible because I want to keep my family’s diet as clean as possible. That means using ingredients that are as close to the way nature intended them, with no added chemicals, preservatives or additives. Sure, organic ingredients can cost a little more than conventional ingredients, but I think it’s so worth it.
These Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are made with lots of high quality organic ingredients ~ organic oat flour, organic rolled oats, organic almond butter, organic banana, organic dried cranberries, organic coconut flakes and organic virgin coconut oil. You won’t be able to find cookies like these in any supermarket, so get out your mixing bowl. Soft and slightly cakey, these little bites make a nice addition to any holiday cookie tray.
I’m bringing these Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies to Arrowhead Mills’ Cookie Exchange this year. Check out the Arrowhead Mills Cookie Exchange Pinterest Board where lots of festive holiday cookies are being shared. It’s sure to inspire some holiday baking.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was provided product and compensated by Hain Celestial for my time developing and photographing this recipe.