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Cranberry Cookies

Cranberry Cookies

Cranberry Cookies

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Cranberry Cookies
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Course: Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy



A simple cranberry drop cookie with nuts or chips of your choice.


  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice or orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier) or 1/2 teaspoon orange extract plus 1-1/2 tablespoon water

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, or white or dark chocolate chips, or a mixture of any or all of them to equal 1 cup

  • 2-1/2 cups coarsely chopped frozen or fresh cranberries, or dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease baking sheets. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Stir in milk, orange juice and egg. Mix in dry ingredients. Stir in nuts and/or chips and cranberries. Drop dough by tablespoons about 2″ apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire cooling racks to cool completely.


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The cookies turned out amazing! I took them to work and they all loved it! Making some right now so that they can enjoy it again. haha hope these turn out great too. I ran out of cranberries so I decided to use raisins in them. Hopefully they turn out good because I would be really mad.
- A Baker

This was probably the most disappointing recipe I have ever made cookie-wise. Followed the direction exactly and they turned out like little hockey pucks....very very dry. I would not use these in the cookie trays I make for my neighbors, ended up throwing them away. I think it was possibly that I used dried cranberries rather than fresh, however the recipe said that you could. Anyone have any ideas ?
- Tom

They turned out great! I added orange zest . I didn't include nuts, allergies.
- First time cookie baker

this is a gr8 recepie i put some icing on it for it to look cool and it is cool the recepie gives alot and it is really good
- hi

Very yummy! I followed the directions exactly with the exception of adding some almond extract. It can be a bit pricey but it gave it a deeper level of flavor. So good!
- Jen

Excellent cookie! I would definately make this recipe again. I may also try adding some orange zest as well.
- A Baker
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