White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies with Maple Syrup

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Are you in the mood for a sweet holiday treat that won’t wreck your healthy eating record? How about a delightful treat that’s a twist on a classic: white chocolate chip cranberry cookies with maple syrup? 

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This recipe is a game-changer for cookie lovers, made with wholesome almond flour and sweetened with natural ingredients.

Why you’ll love these white chocolate chip cookies with cranberries and maple syrup

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Imagine biting into a cookie that’s soft, chewy, and bursting with the sweetness of maple syrup contrasted with the tartness of cranberries. Sounds dreamy, right? 

This recipe for white chocolate chip cranberry cookies uses almond flour, making it a wonderful option for those who prefer gluten-free treats. Plus, using maple syrup and applesauce as sweeteners adds a rich flavor and keeps things on the healthier side.

So it’s a cookie you can enjoy without the heavy feeling afterward. And before I forget, if you love white chocolate, check out our Almond Bark Christmas Cereal recipe – so good!

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Ingredient list

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Here’s what you’ll need to make these cookies.

  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

How to make white chocolate cranberry cookies

Creating these cookies is as simple as it gets. Start by mixing your dry ingredients, leaving out the chocolate and cranberries for now. 

Then, gently warm your maple syrup with the coconut oil and applesauce. This step ensures everything blends smoothly. 

Next, combine your wet and dry ingredients, then fold in the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries for that final touch of sweetness and tang. 

Drop 12 spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten gently with the back of the spoon.

Pop the cookies into the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and in about 15 minutes, you’ll have cookies that turn your kitchen into the best holiday bakery in town!

Using almond flour in baking

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Almond flour isn’t just a great gluten-free option; it’s also packed with nutrients LINK and provides a moist, tender texture to baked goods.

Here are three reasons almond flour works so well in this recipe.

Texture: Almond flour gives a moist and tender crumb to these cookies.

Flavor: It has a nutty and sweet taste, enhancing the cookie’s flavor profile.

Nutrition: Rich in protein and good fats, it’s a nutritious alternative to traditional flour.

A tasty gluten-free holiday cookie

Whether you’re looking for a healthier cookie option or just want to try something new, these white chocolate chip cookies with cranberries and maple syrup are sure to please. They’re easy to make, packed with flavor, and a bit kinder to your waistline.

Looking for more cookie recipes? Maybe for a cookie exchange? If so, take a look at our apple cider shortbread. Or, if you prefer something spicier, our pumpkin snickerdoodles are sure to please.

White chocolate cranberry cookie recipe FAQs

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Got questions about this cookie recipe? I have the answers!

How do you store these cookies?

Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature to keep them fresh. They should stay delicious for up to a week. If you want to keep them longer, you can freeze them for up to three months. Just make sure they’re properly sealed to maintain their taste and texture.

Can you use regular flour instead of almond flour?

Almond flour is key to these cookies’ unique texture and flavor, so substituting it with regular flour will change the outcome. If you need to substitute, remember that the measurements and baking times may vary.

What if I don’t have applesauce or maple syrup?

No applesauce or maple syrup? No problem. 

For applesauce, mashed bananas can be a great substitute and will add a slight banana flavor to your cookies. As for maple syrup, honey or agave nectar are excellent alternatives. Remember that these swaps can affect the flavor and sweetness, so adjust according to your taste.

Yield: 1 dozen

White chocolate chip cranberry cookies

A plate of cookies with cranberries and marshmallows on it.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients, leaving out the chocolate and cranberries. 
  2. Warm maple syrup with coconut oil and applesauce.
  3. Combine your wet and dry ingredients, then fold in the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. 
  4. Use a spoon to drop 12 cookies on a baking sheet. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
  5. Pop them in the oven at 375, for 12 - 15 minutes.
  6. Cool on the rack for 10 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 178Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 1mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 3gSugar 10gProtein 3g

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