Gluten-Free Chewy Cherry Coconut Cookies
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A delicious, super chewy, gluten-free cookie, packed with wholesome oats, walnuts, coconut and cherries. So little sugar, and still a very sweet treat!
Serves: 26 cookies
  • 1½ cups walnuts (divided)
  • 1½ cups oatmeal
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup tart dried cherries
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (liquid)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees f.
  2. Add walnuts to a lined cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove walnuts to cool, and raise oven temperature to 350 degrees f.
  4. Add oatmeal and 1 cup toasted walnuts to a food processor bowl, and process until a coarse flour forms, bring careful not to over process and turn the walnuts into nut butter.
  5. Add the other dry ingredients, except for cherries, and mix.
  6. In a small bowl, add all the wet ingredients, and mix well together.
  7. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and pulse 6-10 times, until flour is all wet.
  8. Roughly chop remaining ½ cup of toasted walnuts.
  9. Add cherries and chopped walnuts to food processor bowl, and mix in with a spoon.
  10. On a lined cookie sheet, scoop dough into balls, and then press down into desired thickness. I left mine on the thick side.
  11. Bake for 11-12 minutes.
  12. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  13. I highly suggest storing in the freezer! I love them directly from the freezer, and they become even more chewy.
Recipe by Sunkissed Kitchen at