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Vegan + Gluten-Free Recipe | Cranberry Lime Coconut “Super Cookies”

by Vegan Housewives on October 12, 2013

I’ve been making a whole lot of  what I  call “super cookies” lately — one oven heat-up and you’re good on cookies for a while! Perfect for fueling all of your  events and activities, super cookies are “super” because they taste like cookies – but are built of the good, healthy stuff your body needs and thrives on, like flax, coconut, cranberries and good sugars. It’s like cheating – sans any guilt!

cranberry lime cookies

This recipe, with the sweet taste of cranberry and the tang of lime juice, is sure to tickle your taste buds into sweet-tooth submission. Just try not to eat all of them in one sitting (or do, because your body is going to thank you for it with energy and smiles abound!)  These are vegan, gluten-free, and tangy!

Here’s how you make them:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons raw unrefined sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (cranberries, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, ground flaxseed, shredded coconut, sugar, and baking soda) in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients (lime juice, coconut oil, cashew butter, applesauce, and apple cider vinegar) to the dry ones.
  4. Stir well until entire mixture is thoroughly moistened.
  5. Form large tablespoon-size balls and place on well-greased baking pan.
  6. Flatten each cookie with a fork. They needn’t be perfectly flat, though – imperfection is perfect when it comes to home-made cookies.
  7. Top cookies with a bit more shredded coconut – this part is all you – you decide how coco-nutty you want these!
  8. Bake cookies at 300 degrees for 13 – 16 minutes. When the cookies rise slightly and the edges begin to brown, they’re done.
  9. Remove from heat and cool for ten minutes – then remove cookies from pan and enjoy!

What are some of your favorite healthy sweets?

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Vegan Housewives is a lifestyle blog dedicated to helping empower others by showing that sparing animal products in your day to day life isn't as difficult as it may seem! Here you will find simple vegan recipes, restaurant & product reviews, home baked sweets, DIY hand made creations, fun thrift finds, cruelty-free fashion & beauty supplies, natural pregnancy & birth tips, vegan parenting experiences, and fun things we encounter in daily life! We are so happy to have you here & can’t wait to share our adventures with you!

  • { 2 comments… read them below or add one }

    Ava October 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Hello…These look really great! Before I make them, I just want to verify that it is really 1/2 cup of ground flaxseed. That seems like a lot! :)

    Reply

    Kortney Campbell October 15, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Yep, 1/2 cup :) Let us know how they turn out!

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