Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies Workout

My kids and I had so much fun creating (and taste testing!) these holiday Thumbprint Cookies for Dr. Oz’s community. Whip up a batch for your friends and family—they’ll love them so much they won’t even know they’re healthy! Bonus: These sweet treats are perfect for a cookie exchange. All ingredients fit easily in a mason jar for gifting. Watch the video and enjoy!


1 ½  cups cashews (raw)

1 cup dates (pitted)

5 Tbsp. coconut (shredded, unsweetened)

½ cup dried cranberries

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla extract

¼ cup water

Pinch of sea salt

Large handful of coconut for rolling (shredded, unsweetened)

Small handful of dried cranberries for thumbprint


1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a cookie-dough-like consistency is achieved.
2. Scoop out rounded spoonfuls.
3. Roll the dough between your palms to make a ball.
4. Roll that ball in the coconut.
5. Make a thumbprint in the center of the ball and drop in a few dried cranberries.
6. Place the finished cookies on a plate and chill in the freezer or fridge for an hour before serving.
7. Store in the freezer or fridge.

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