Festive cashew cranberry cookies taste nutty and tangy, and look oh-so-pretty on a cookie platter. Great for office parties, holiday events or Santa's plate. These make a sweet vegan hostess gift, too, when tied with a green satin ribbon!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or re-usable silicone mat.
Put cashews in the food processor and grind cashews until smooth.
Add in the coconut oil and continue processing 1 minute more.
Add in the flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla and pulse.
Add in maple syrup, pulse briefly.
Mix in dried cranberries with a wooden spoon.
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or silicone mat) leaving about 1-inch between each ball. Flatten cookie dough balls slightly.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or just starting to brown. Let cool slightly on pan. Gently remove to wire rack and cool completely before storing.