Baking ideas mostly come from all the places you’d think – a dessert in a restaurant or bakery, an idea about a unique ingredient, a desire to reproduce a favorite childhood flavor. Sometimes, though, I get baking inspiration from some less than obvious places. In the case of these cookies, I was inspired by a snack I had the other day.
The snack in question was a lovely combination of chocolate chips, coconut, and dried cranberries. It was surprisingly good. I immediately started thinking about using those flavors to bake something equally as delicious. It was a toss-up between cookies and brownies, but the thought of a dark chocolate cookie swung the vote in the cookie direction.
Unlike the milk chocolate in my inspiring snack, I made a darker chocolate cookie using cocoa powder. The sweet coconut and tangy cranberries are a lovely match for the rich chocolate.
I used unsweetened coconut instead of the more-easily-found sweetened coconut. I think it works well for these cookies, both in taste and texture. If you only have access to sweetened coconut, your cookies will be a bit sweeter unless you decrease the sugar by a few tablespoons.
11 Comments on “Cranberry-Coconut Chocolate Cookies”
These looks delicious!!! Love the cranberry and coconut combination…
Mr. & Mrs. P
This flavor combination sounds fabulous. I’d love to sink my teeth into a couple if these now. 😃
The cookies sound wonderful- the snack, though, is awaiting my consumption in about 6 seconds. Great idea! I’ll be making these soon…
I love this flavour combination! these cookies sound really tasty
I love all the things that are going on in this cookie. GENIUS.
I am recently obsessed with all things chocolate and coconut…the combination is just so good! I’ve never thrown cranberry into the mix but now I think I have to!
This is like an antioxidant and flavanoid(?…maybe?) power combo! (and, more importantly, super delicious)
Thanks for sharing!
I find it a really interesting combination coconut and cranberries!
Mmmm yum yum yum!
Coconut and cranberries are delicious together!
Thanks for sharing xx
I’m not a cookie/sweets lover, made these last weekend for husband and I loved them more than he did, amazing best cookie ever, a like crisp on outside n like a brownie on the inside moist, thanks for recipe
That’s great! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed them. 🙂