GF Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies
These Gluten Free White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are packed with goodies like dried cranberries and toasted coconut for a soft, chewy, puffy cookie perfect for the holidays or any day!
Every year, my mom and I get together for a day of Christmas baking which usually ends in a table covered with half-decorated cut out cookies and the two of us passed out on the couch. We tend to overdo it just a tad.
When mom had to give up gluten four years ago, our tradition took on a slightly different feel, but with the same outcome. All purpose flour was replaced by brown rice flour and almond meal, and our standard cut out recipe was replaced by these lovely linzer cookies. While we’ve learned quite a bit about flour blends and xantham gum over the years, nothing beats the convenience and ease of using a single flour in a recipe. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 flour blend.
This blend is designed to be used in all of your gluten-full recipes at the same ratio as all purpose flour, which makes transforming your favorites into a gluten free version a cinch. This year, mom and I had a hankering for white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, so we decided to take our favorite all purpose flour recipe and see if Bob’s Gluten Free Flour could stand the test.
When it comes to cookies, I figure the more delicious things I can pack into it the better, so along with white chocolate and macadamia nuts, we also decided to throw in some toasted coconut and dried cranberries. The combination of sweet, tangy, creamy, and nutty was enticing, and the gluten free flour held up well to everything we threw at it. I was so impressed with how lofty and thick these were, and I loved the hint of golden color they got on the top. Unlike some gluten free baked goods which turn out crumbly and hard, these cookies held together well and had a nice soft and chewy texture.
Needless to say, these were a huge hit, not only with Mom and I, but with all of the other gluten eaters as well. They’re a great after school snack with a big glass of milk or a delightful addition to your holiday cookie trays. If you like cookies packed with flavor and texture like we do, these are sure to be a hit!
Cranberry lovers will also love this Cranberry Jello Salad, another fantastic gluten free holiday dessert!
Gluten Free White Chocolate Cranberry Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 flour
- 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup dried cranberries
Recipe by NeighborFood
Looking for more gluten free cookies? Try these!
Strawberry Lemonade Linzer Cookies
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Ambitious Kitchen
Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Roxana’s Home Baking
Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Cookies from Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Your instructions seem to be missing something? You repeat the toasting coconut and nuts twice, then don’t say how to prepare the cookies.
Oh my goodness you’re right! Something must have happened when I was transferring the instructions to my program. It’s all corrected now. Thanks for the catch!
oo yum! must try these
I love that you and your mom get together for a day of baking!! that’s so awesome!! I plan to get my holiday bake on a little more with my mom and sister once we’re in Texas for the holidays .. these cookies look amazing!!! and love that you were able to make them for your mom! 🙂 Happy holidays, Courtney!!
Our baking day is my favorite! I hope you and your family get to have a baking extravaganza this year too!
I’m a big fan of white chocolate and cranberries together. These look so prefect for the holidays!
This is awesome, Court! I’m sitting here thinking up ways to use up my brown rice flour (any ideas?) but I love that this recipe is one-to-one. These cookies are so chock full of yumminess!
Hmmm…most of the recipes I know of call for brown rice flour + another kind of GF flour. The Internet is a wonderful place though. I usually just go on a hunt for what I’m craving and Google that + brown rice flour!
This looks so delicious, Courtney! I NEVER would have guessed they are gluten free. Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks Raquel! They have such a great texture!