Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies are easy to make, toasty and caramelized, crispy and delicious to freeze. Eat frozen (yum) or defrost and enjoy with your favorite friend, and a cup of tea!

Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

Oh, Friends, today is a “cookie day.” So I hope you so enjoy this Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies recipe! You can also try my Vegan Tahini Coconut Chocolate Cookies or my friend’s Soft and Chewy Almond Cookies or Almond Joy Cookies!

Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

Do you ever get your feelings hurt by another person, by a comment that was made that stings? This happened to me just this week. Ouch! It not only hurts, but it seriously makes me want to eat cookies, or to comfort myself with a big hunk of chocolate. HA HA.

Part of that is true, and then again I do believe in discipline. :)

Plus, it sort of makes your soul feel dark when you start having dark thoughts …

Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies recipe

But truly, these Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies are so good, you may be heading to the kitchen right now to whip up a batch or two.

CRISPY Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

I love a crispy cookie, so these are tasty and full of my favorite flavors:

  • Cranberries
  • Cinnamon
  • Orange
  • Coconut

How to make almond crunch cookies

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Have a small cookie scoop or a spoon to measure out almond “dough.”
  2. Whisk together the sugar and eggs; add the almonds, orange juice, spices, cranberries, and coconut and mix. Begin scooping the batter right away!
  3. Spoon the batter onto the cookie sheet mounds, then press down with a fork. (Watch out, the batter tends to fall apart easily, so be careful.)
  4. Bake and cool for about 10 minutes.

When the cookies are cooled, they should have a caramely-crunchy consistency. Using a wide spatula, remove cookies from pan!

[Below, enjoying a morning fire with winter greens on the left, and spring pussy willows on the right. Is Spring here yet? (wink-wink) I love that Trader Joe’s now has pussy willows in the store!]

Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies - pussy willows

Offering the gift of forgiveness

Back to comments that sting. I know I’m just as guilty as speaking when I’m not thinking, and saying things I regret later. That is pretty common for most of us. But last week, when I woke up and felt the same “sting” from someone else, I did what I know a mature woman should do. I instantly prayed and forgave this person. I let it go, and moved on.

Tasty Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

Forgiveness is a beautiful thing, and in fact, I wrote a post about it at the end of 2018.

As a 55-year-old woman, I’ve learned to nurture, protect, and give grace.

BEST Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

This reminds me of the tangible ways that God has done exactly this for me.

I’m also reminded that I need this gift of grace daily in my life, and how important it is to extend this to others.

BEST BITE Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

So today … I’m offering you this reminder of God’s amazing grace, how important forgiveness is (and freeing), along with a bite of my favorite caramelized Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies recipe!

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies

Makes 12-15 cookies. The longer you bake the cookies, the crunchier they will become.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 large egg
  • 1/2 c shredded coconut
  • 1 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 orange juiced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Have a small cookie scoop or a spoon to measure out almond “dough.”
  • Whisk together the sugar and eggs in a bowl. Add the almonds, orange juice, spices, cranberries, and coconut and mix until evenly coated with the egg and sugar mixture. Begin scooping the batter immediately.
  • Spoon out 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet in a mound shape, then press down with a fork. The batter tends to fall apart easily, so be careful.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, making sure to rotate the pans midway through baking. The cookies should be a golden brown color. Transfer the baking sheets to racks and let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes. When the cookies are cooled, they should have a caramely-crunchy consistency. Using a wide spatula, remove cookies from pan.

Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies Recipe

2 comments on “Simple Almond Cranberry Crunch Cookies”

  1. Sandy, I have saved this recipe and also have the ingredients on my weekend shopping list, Yum, this sounds so simple and delicate, thanks!!
    More importantly, I am so sorry you were hurt, and I certainly respect your wide, wise perspective. Biggest hugs xoxoxo

  2. So good. We can’t let stinging words simmer. I’ve definitely had lots of practice especially over the last several years.

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