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Gluten-Free Chewy Cherry Coconut Cookies

A delicious, super chewy, gluten-free cookie, packed with wholesome oats, walnuts, coconut and cherries. So little sugar, and still a very sweet treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 26 cookies
Calories: 102kcal



  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts divided
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup tart dried cherries


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees f.
  • Add walnuts to a lined cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove walnuts to cool, and raise oven temperature to 350 degrees f.
  • 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.
  • Add the other dry ingredients, except for cherries, and mix.
  • In a small bowl, add all the wet ingredients, and mix well together.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and pulse 6-10 times, until flour is all wet.
  • Roughly chop remaining ½ cup of toasted walnuts.
  • Add cherries and chopped walnuts to food processor bowl, and mix in with a spoon.
  • On a lined cookie sheet, scoop dough into balls, and then press down into desired thickness. I left mine on the thick side.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • I highly suggest storing in the freezer! I love them directly from the freezer, and they become even more chewy.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg