Cherry Almond Cookies (vegan, gluten free)

Cherry and almond are one of those made-in-heaven combinations that you can truly never go wrong with. I made sure to source some really good quality organic dried cherries (Trader Joe’s) for these cookies. I tend to think that,  the quality of your dried fruit and nuts can make or break your sweet delights.

Delicious, with a tender chewy crumb. These cookies are subtly flavored with multiple layers flavors of interest– the more you eat, the more your taste buds happily discover the s

weet, sassy, nutty, and rich with love hugs and kisses cookies.

This recipe has been inspired from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar….
Yields 24 cookies
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Zest of 1 lemon
1 cup All Purpose Gluten Free flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup dried cherries

  1. Preheat oven 350F  degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, vanilla extract, almond extract and lemon zest.  Sift in flours, shredded coconut, baking soda, and salt and mix.  When ingredients are mostly combined, add almonds and cherries and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Drop cookies by generous tablespoons onto baking sheets–about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 10 –  12  minutes until edges begin to brown.
  5. Let the cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely…


  1. Yum! And the coconut sounds wonderful too!!!

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