So. You want to eat some cookie dough.

Do I have the recipe for you!

I have a confession.

I deny my kids cookie dough, telling them facts about Salmonella, and other nasty illnesses.

Then, when they turn their back… I devour as much as I can.

But with this recipe, there is no need for hypocritical mothering. Because these wonderful cookies have NO eggs.

And they are sooooooo good (as dough or cooked). The red cranberries makes them great for holiday treats, but the coconut makes them feel like a summer snack.

Coconut-Cranberry Chews

3/4 cups butter at room temp
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs. grated orange peel
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cups dried cranberries
3/4 cups sweetened flaked dried coconut

1. In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, orange peel, and vanilla until smooth.

2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture, stir to mix, then beat on low speed until dough comes together, about 5 minutes. Will be very crumbly. Mix in cranberries and coconut.


3. Eat some dough. Then eat some more.

4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered baking sheets.

5. Bake at 350 8-11 minutes or until just slightly browned.

6. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before devouring baked cookies.


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  1. Thank you for sharing that recipe. My hubby and youngest have an egg allergy so this is perfect for them.

  2. yum. I e-mailed it to myself for this weekend. I have been craving cookies big time. as for the cookie dough- do as i say not as i do!

  3. Oh my goodness, these look so good! BUUUUUUTTTTT, then I have to SHARE?!?!?!?! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Mmmmmm, cookie dough….

    Now my stomach is growling and I can’t keep the drool down either.


  5. I have girlfriend that daughter has an egg allergy, this would be perfect for her. Thanks you!

    Love the blog title, stopping by from SITS ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. If they are half as tasty as they look then I’m all for it. Now for someone to cook them…..

  7. I won’t let my kids eat any thing with raw eggs either – my son is the raw egg police I swear!

  8. mmmm…cookie dough…These looks sooo good, but I’d have to make them without the coconut. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. Oh my does that look like good cookie dough! If it were up to me, I’d always leave the dough as is, and not ruin it by sticking it in the oven. Too bad hubs disagrees and we cook at least half of it. Lame!

    Oh, did I tell you that you won a gift certificate on the kidz blog? You did! Congrats! You should be getting an email if you haven’t already.

  10. You had me until we hit the coconut. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. If it makes you feel any better, Alton Brown explained that the chance of getting salmonilla from raw eggs is REALLY slim. REALLY REALLY slim. Lick that spoon!

  12. They look beautiful but the thought of coconut touching my tongue sends me off the deep end. It’s a sensory issue. LOL

  13. Oooh, those sound good! And, so perfect for the children (and adults!) who always are requesting to eat the batter and lick the bowl! Love your blog!

  14. These look like ones we got from the holidays–YUM!
    I am going yo find an excuse to make these.

  15. Isn’t it only chocolate chip cookie dough that’s worth eating? I wouldn’t know, though, I’ve only had it in ice cream.

    These look tasty.

    I’m digging your flashy new header.

  16. Salmonella Shmalmonella! I don’t believe you! Next Christmas I’m sending The Flash dough by the tubes!

  17. These look yummy!!! I will have to try these!

  18. mmmmmmmm……the cranberries and coconut make it practically a health food, right?

  19. awwww… I miss cookies SO much… (I’m on a gluten-free diet now)… But I tried the snow cream = AMAZING. ๐Ÿ™‚ And no one else ate any (because they said “eww, snow? grosssssss”) so it was all mine. ๐Ÿ™‚ hehehe.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    p.s. these look like those Starbucks “Cranberry Bliss Bars”… *coughs* So, I’m guilty of being a Starbucks-addict… *looks down*

  20. Okay, so I’m actually LOL here because I do the same stinkin’ thing.
    “No honey, you should never eat food that has raw eggs because some raw foods can make you sick. This is why we have to be so careful with eggs, meat, etc…”
    You can bet that I am SO licking the spoon when she is not around.

    I’m a bad, bad mommy. haha

    Yum cranberries! I loooooove cranberries but have never had them in a coconut cookie…I will soon! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Oh my stars. Looks like I’ll be adding a few lbs to my backside tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. im going to have to go get the ingredients and make these NOW!!!

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