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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Who doesn’t love a chewy cranberry oatmeal cookie? Yum!

Years ago, my husband’s step-mom made a “gluten-free” batch of cranberry oatmeal cookies for us and they were so good.

Unfortunately, they made me really sick because we didn’t quite get the concept of cross-contamination or maybe one of the ingredients wasn’t gluten-free.

She meant well and liked to entertain, but I would get sick almost every time we ate at their house. I’m very sensitive. 

So we finally had a talk and explained why I couldn’t eat her stuff.

Of course, after arguing with me and probably taking it personally – it ended.

What else can you do?

I need to take care of my body. And you can only be so nice when it comes to protecting your health.

So a simple ingredient may not seem like it contains gluten.  Here are some things to look for:

  • tools and equipment used to prepare gluten-free food should be dedicated to strictly gluten-free cooking (especially cast iron and stoneware)
  • oats, nuts, cranberries can be contaminated with wheat if it was processed at a facility that also processes wheat
  • avoid products with WHEAT listed as an allergen on the label (also avoid barley, rye and malt)
  • oats should be certified gluten-free (still may not be safe for some people with Celiac disease)
  • vanilla extract should be pure

Here is a good summary of gluten-free Flavorings & Extracts.

gluten-free cranberry oatmeal cookies

Anyway, so I went on to make a batch for myself and they were so good!

I use a food processor to make the almond flour from whole almonds.

This makes the cookies really moist and chewy.

You can adjust the amount of almond flour and coconut flour to change the consistency of the cookies.

Make sure all of your ingredients are safe and whip up a delicious batch of cranberry oatmeal cookies. 

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

A delicious recipe for gluten-free cranberry oatmeal cookies.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Deana Larkin Evans


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (or ghee for casein-free), softened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, solid at room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 cups certified gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or use stoneware devoted to gluten-free cooking to prevent any cross-contamination. 
  3. Beat together the butter (or ghee), coconut oil, brown sugar and raw sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla to the mixture and continue to beat until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, rolled oats, coconut, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together until incorporated. Add the cranberries. The cookies are not going to change size, so roll out your preferred cookie size and press down onto the cookie sheet. Bake for about 15-17 minutes. Enjoy!

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Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten-free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010, then cut dairy and casein (except for the occasional Parmesan) in 2014. We learned A2 casein (goat, sheep and buffalo milk) is easier to digest than the predominate A1 form in cow milk. So we brought back goat milk dairy into our recipes in 2016. Thank goodness, right! So I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm learning about the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with healthy recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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5 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on The Weekly Menu and commented:

    Need gluten-free cookie ideas for the holidays? Try these delicious cranberry oatmeal cookies! They will be gobbled up!

  2. Reblogged this on The Weekly Menu and commented:

    Need gluten-free cookie ideas for the holidays? Try these delicious cranberry oatmeal cookies! They will be gobbled up!

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