Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gluten-free Fruit and Nut Cookies #SundaySupper

Fruit and Nut Cookies

As the holidays approach the girls and I are starting to plan what we will make for our family. Usually it is something fun the girls can assist with as well as eat. We may give out cookie mixes in a jar and there will definitely be some cookies made with Papa and our cookie press. For many of our relatives we try to make healthy options over the holidays that are either gluten-free or no added sugar. This recipe is both.

Fruit and Nut Cookies
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened cherries (we actually use frozen)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
Place fruit, nuts, cinnamon and oil in a food processor and process until they are broken down and mixed.  Mine sticks together when it is done. Transfer to a bowl and stir in egg. This makes a gooey mess. It is easiest to scoop a small amount onto a large spoon and scrape mixture onto cookie sheet with a small spoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Watch them closely because they go from underdone to burned very quickly.

I did not get any good photos of these this time because my camera is not at home and I was surprised to learn that I had no good photos of them from last Christmas. When my camera comes home, if there are still cookies to shoot, I will post a yummy photo.

Watching the food processor.
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19 comments:

  1. I bet the girls had fun making this fun treat! Can't wait to try this with my kids!

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  2. I love how simple these are - plus...YUM! Fantastic idea.

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  3. Simple and delicious - perfect combo, right? :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These remind me of those nutritional bars that I love. Mmmmm, I can't wait to try these!

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  5. These sound like the healthiest and tastiest cookies ever! Love those fruits and nuts!

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  6. OH, I would like one of those right now please!!

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  7. LOL! She is so cute!!! I love her expression :)

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  8. Oh my those look good, I love all the flavors that you have put into this.

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  9. I saw something like this at the health food shop the other day, LOVE your version!

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  10. I love this healthy gift. They sound delicious. Your little one is too cute!

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  11. Love these cookies. Fruit and nut is such a wonderful combo. Love the photos of the girls. They are going to be such amazing cooks when they grow up.

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  12. All I had to see was pistachios in the mix and I know I would love these. They are my absolute favourite nut.

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  13. Ooh I love how easy and delicious this is!!I'm definitely going to try this very soon!!Love the dates and the coconut oil!!Yumm...

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  14. This sounds like such a healthy treat! Love the brown paper bag with the clear whole you wrapped it up in. Looks like a little boutique gift.

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  15. Another great recipe :) It looks and sounds so good! ~ Bea

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  16. I am going to bookmark this recipe under "Healthy Cookies"! Great recipe and is simple to make too. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I actually have a bag of dates that I haven't known what to do with...this would be a great way to use them up!

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