Cranberries are my favourite dried fruit. I love them in granola, harvest loaves or cookies. Cranberry Sunflower Cookies combine the fruit with crunchy sunflower seeds and sweet coconut. Their great by themselves as a treat or taken on a picnic.
For a change try dried blueberries instead of cranberries.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sat
3/4 cup butter or 3/4 cup vegan margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs or 2 flax eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup shelled sunflower seeds.
In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, soda, salt, rolled oats, cranberries, coconut and sunflower seeds.
In a separate bowl cream together butter, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract.
Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients and blend until well incorporated.
Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown
Citrus Cranberry Cookies can also be made using this fruit.