Cranberry Slices Recipe
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Cranberry Slices Recipe

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The holidays wouldn't be complete without a plateful of homemade cookies to give family and friends. Try these for gifts.—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 136 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour. Stir in cranberries and, if desired, ginger. Divide the dough in half; form each half into a 6x3x1-in. block. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 hours or up to 2 days.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap logs; cut the dough into 1/4-in.-thick slices. Place on ungreased parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Crystallized ginger is available in the spice section or the Oriental food section in grocery stores.
Originally published as Cranberry Slices in Country Woman November/December 1997, p41

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gramcayo User ID: 5095727 51614
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"These are wonderful and look great. I've added them to my Christmas cookie plate. I didn't have dried cranberries and added frozen. Delicious"

hufkkat User ID: 5713356 49708
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"This cookie is too dry and tasteless. When mixing the batter it would not come together. 1 egg yolk. Is this correct? A waste of ingredients."

BALSCHWEID User ID: 3009785 22876
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"anyone out there make cookies with gumdrops in them? I saw it somewhere tonight and cannot find it again..."

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