This gluten-free cranberry pistachio cookies recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by Miryam Quinn Doblas, Registered Dietitian (RD). Miryam shares her passion for nutrition and healthy eating on her website, Eat Good 4 Life.
Making cookies is a joyous event any time of the year, but especially during the holiday season. My cranberry pistachio cookies are gluten-free and delicious, which makes them a hit both at home and at holiday parties. They’re fun to make, and even more fun to share with loved ones!
I find that almond flour and brown rice flour are a great combination for gluten-free cookies. Making your own gluten-free baking mixes is easier than you think. For this recipe, I simply combined equal portions of the two flours. Almond flour is a nutritious one-to-one replacement for wheat flour. Per serving, it delivers six grams of protein and three grams of fiber. It also packs a plentiful source of healthy fats, antioxidants and minerals. The brown rice flour that I used is stone-milled for a very fine consistency that works well in baked goods. It also provides an extra boost of protein.
In place of vegetable oil, I used coconut oil in the recipe. Coconut oil is a healthy, plant-based alternative to butter and other oils in cooking and baking. It’s an excellent source of a medium-chain fatty acid known as lauric acid, which supports the immune system and may boost metabolism.
The batter is very versatile, so you can get creative with your add-ins. I used whole dried cranberries for a holiday spin. Plus, cranberries are a good source of fiber and antioxidants. Pistachios lend a delightful crunch, as well as additional protein and healthy fats. I love to incorporate different nuts and dried fruits into my cookie recipes for their textures and health boost.
These gluten-free cranberry pistachio cookies travel well, which makes them a yummy gift for the holidays. Send them to family and friends and they will surely be appreciative! I store these cookies in an airtight container on the kitchen counter, and enjoy them with my family as an after-dinner treat. I hope you enjoy my recipe!
This recipe was developed and photographed exclusively for Nuts.com by Miryam Quinn Doblas, RD, of Eat Good 4 Life.