Cranberry Nut Cookies Recipe
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Cranberry Nut Cookies Recipe

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In fall, I stock up on fresh cranberries and freeze them so I can make these cookies throughout the year. Tangy cranberries are a nice addition to a buttery cookie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-1/2 cups halved fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 172 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and lemon juice. Combine the flour, ground walnuts, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the cranberries and chopped walnuts.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Nut Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p29

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Bakinggirl7 243650
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"I just made these cookies they are so yummy, easy to make and they taste great"

jthibeau 26869
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"I made these yesterday and used a food chopper for the cranberries. Love the cookies and this will be a keeper for the holidays."

itsmitherapy 50601
Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"Excellent cookie. Had to modify a bit due to lack of some of the ingredients, eliminated the ground nuts. I used fresh frozen cranberries that I frozen when I got a bunch on sale. Wanting a little spice I added a tsp of Saigon cinnamon. If I don't hide them they will be gone by nightfall."

starbucksgirl 30448
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I love these cookies and can't wait to make them with fresh cranberries. First year I made them I chopped them in half. TEDIOUS. Second year, I used the food processor to just quickly chop them up. They were just as good. People now request these cookies. I also use pecans instead of walnuts, just prefer them."

linsvin 30444
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"When I started cutting the cranberries in half I already was talking myself out of making these again. Took me a good 1/2 hour just to do that tedious task. Actually though they had a very nice tart taste to them. These make pretty large cookies. Make sure you space 2 in. apart."

bhilgeman 72433
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"soft and not too sweet - excellent!"

happy foods 21598
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"they are not a real sweet cookie. it is a nice change fome other cookies"

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