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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Recipe

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Recipe

These sweet cookies feature white chocolate and cranberries for a delightful taste. And the red and white coloring add a great holiday feel to any cookie tray. —Donna Beck, Scottdale, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and chips.
  • 2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 113 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews for White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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nicki1966
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"The cookies were tasty...but hard very quickly!"

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Hpab161
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"Made these for Christmas! Loved them! I added walnuts."

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casteel
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"This recipe is awesome. Just the right amount of sweetness."

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mbstickle
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2015

"Very good cookie. Make double batch and froze half after rolling into a log. The frozen log was cut into 3/8 inch slices and baked 3 mos. later. Both batches were great."

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crystal.a.magill@gmail.com
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"Great cookies. I make these each year for Christmas gifts to my neighbors and they all rave about them."

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barbkel1110
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"Made these the past 2 years and have nothing but praise.. very good."

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hkarow9713
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"These cookies were so delicious and easy to make! What is great about the recipe is that it is so easy to do substitutions and they still taste great! Definitely making again!"

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manga
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

"The cookies came out tasty and moist. I had no problem with the batter. I added 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar , instead of the 1/3 cup."

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GoodyQueen
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015

"These are yummy cookies; mine came out just like the pictures. I was not happy with the batter though. It was super crumbly and like a few of the other reviews I needed to roll the cookies in my hands to make them hold together. Kind of makes having a cookie scoop pointless. I will def try to modify the dryness issue if I make them again."

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Cyndykc
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"I made these cookies for Christmas gifts everybody loved them the only thing I changed in the recipe was the cranberries I used the ocean spray low sugar cranberriesthey were perfectly sweet enough with the white chocolate chipsand the low sugar cranberries were delightful I will be making these again soon thanks for the recipe happy new year"

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casinocat62
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"I added some chopped nuts and added the juice of one clementine and a bit of the zest to the recipe. 375* was too hot so I turned the oven down to 325*. Cookies came out perfectly after that adjustment."

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tater73
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"It was better the second day. Hubby loved them."

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jocmiller
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"These cookies were excellent! I tripled the recipe to make gifts for coworkers and they turned out perfectly. Will definitely add this to my holiday cookie list!"

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habenaroman
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Delicious. I found that rolling the dough into 1" balls before dropping onto the cookie sheet worked better."

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flyfye
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"Yummy!"

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chattaroysam
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"Very good; fast and easy. Followed recipe exactly, except as another reviewer said, baked them at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Yeah, the dough is a little crumbly, just smoosh the dough, chips, and berries together with your hand. The reviewer(s) who said they were tough probably mixed the dough too much. I ALWAYS mix by hand...with a mixing spoon, not an electric mixer."

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lap84
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"I substituted half of the butter with Lands of Lakes margarine,doubled the recipe and baked for about seven minutes. Cookies were tender and very tasty."

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juicyfruit007
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"Good. Very sweet with the white choc chips."

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nightskystar
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"These are FANTASTIC!! YUM!! I put in 1/4 cup more cranberries than called for because I enjoy them. Other than that followed exactly. They were soft and chewy and heavenly!"

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jmkasprak
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"These were a pretty addition to my Christmas gift bags. I got some good comments about them."

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2princesses2luv
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"We really liked these! I did cut back on the cranberries a bit though."

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LoadedCornbread
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Did not come out soft and chewy. Used dried cherries in place of cranberries. May try these again later to see if I did something wrong."

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seckel5
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Excellent. Not overly sweet and the cranberry/white chocolate combo is fantastic. I believe next time I will double the cranberries."

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Clare'sGirl
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"Followed the directions with the exception of adding a dash of rum extract (goes so nicely with the dried cranberries) and baking at 350 for two or three minutes longer. I usually do most cookies at that temperature with good results. A little worried when I saw a few negative reviews, but proceeded on, so glad I did. What a soft, chewy, delicious cookie, ideal for the Christmas cookie tray!"

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marciehill
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"Cranberries my favorite......yes this is a good one to make!!!!"

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bellbat54
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"I found them tasty and easy. I plan on using them for a cookie exchange next weekend. But I will double it, it doesn't make very many as written!"

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gracie29
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I made these cookies and they were delicious! My family & I love them! Will make again, twice as much because they go so fast."

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donnabeckfromscottdale15683
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"YUCK! The WORST recipe I have ever made! The flavour was awful! Do not waste your time or money! Alexi B.G."

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sasamitch
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"I didn't have white chocolate chips so I used semi-sweet and it was still excellent. Dried cherries are also great instead of cranberries."

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MonicaHelms
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"I read a couple of reviews about the dough being dry and crumbly; I experienced the exact same thing the first time I made these. My dough turned out like brown sugar; it did not even stick together when I put it on the cookie sheet. HOWEVER, I think my problem was that when I added the egg and vanilla, I beat the mixture way too long. There were some clumps of brown sugar that I wanted to smooth out so I beat it for five or more minutes. Today I tried the recipe again, and I only beat the egg and vanilla for about one minute before I started adding in the flour. Night and day difference! The dough was still a little dry compared to most cookie doughs, but it was very thick and stuck together GREAT when I put it on the cookie sheet. I use a small ice cream scoop; I made 12 cookies on my first cookie sheet and was able to get 15 on the second sheet. I baked for 9 minutes for soft, chewy cookies! Will definitely make these again!!"

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MonicaHelms
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"I read a couple of reviews about the dough being dry and crumbly; I experienced the exact same thing the first time I made these. My dough turned out like brown sugar; it did not even stick together when I put it on the cookie sheet. HOWEVER, I think my problem was that when I added the egg and vanilla, I beat the mixture way too long. There were some clumps of brown sugar that I wanted to smooth out so I beat it for five or more minutes. Today I tried the recipe again, and I only beat the egg and vanilla for about one minute before I started adding in the flour. Night and day difference! The dough was still a little dry compared to most cookie doughs, but it was very thick and stuck together GREAT when I put it on the cookie sheet. I use a small ice cream scoop; I made 12 cookies on my first cookie sheet and was able to get 15 on the second sheet. I baked for 9 minutes for soft, chewy cookies! Will definitely make these again!!"

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heidiwatson
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"sweet, delicious and chewy...I did double the recipe and use a full cup of butter for convenience but soooo yummy"

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CheshG
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Very dry and crumbly dough. I had a bad feeling about them before they were put in the oven. I followed the recipe exactly, and they were nearly tasteless. I've make a lot of cookies, and thought these would be a nice change. I will not be making these again."

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SimplyLisa
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I've read several reviews stating there isn't enough moisture. Trust the recipe. Cookie dough isn't supposed to be wet, per se. It is a very good recipe, but I will probably try using 1/3 cup chocolate pieces because the chocolate kills a lot of the cranberry taste. I also added a hand of toasted, chopped, Georgia pecans. Very tasty cookie. My dad will love them! Thank you for sharing!"

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joedebfry
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"Excellent cookies! After reading another reviewer's comments, I added a little almond extract; otherwise made them as written."

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SKTerpstra
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"P.S. Adding white chocolate drizzle will add a formal touch for any special occasion."

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SKTerpstra
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"This is a quicker, cookie version of the White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies Recipe here on TOH. Will generate rave reviews and make you a baking SUPERSTAR wherever you take it - without fail!!"

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Sheepfreak
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"I made four batches last winter and they were perfect each time. They ship well, also."

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MsLucy
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"This is an excellent cookie. I had to hide some so they would not all be eaten at once."

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Zoe61
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Very nice and simple recipe. Followed the recipe to the letter and the cookies came out perfect !!"

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shortytalk
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"taste great..i make them alot.."

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Worshipguy
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"Followed the recipe exactly and I had no problem at all. I made these for Christmas and they were gobbled up and family was asking for more. SOOO good!"

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profbandit
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"Great balance of flavors. I prefer not-so-sweet cookies, so I knew this would work for me. My husband, who likes "anything cookie" surprised me though...and ate most of them! This is a winner. I will double the batch next time so I get a few more."

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ltlspook63
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"They were so good and everyone asked for the recipe. I never got one, so round two will be made tomorrow!"

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Marion_in_Savannah
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"When I first saw the recipe I wondered if only 1/3 cup of butter and an egg would be enough. I shouldn't have worried! These were absolutely delicious cookies, and I'll certainly be adding them to my Christmas cookie baking next year.

I baked mine on silicone mats and they turned out perfectly. I guess we like smaller cookies, because I got an even 3 dozen 2½ - 3 inch cookies out of one batch."

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umyaznemo
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Really easy, delicious, and not overly sweet."

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pyramidqueen_88
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"These cookies are amazing! The tartness of the cranberries really complements the sweetness of the white chocolate. I think I just found a new holiday cookie tradition!"

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kayesandra
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"These cookies turned out "just perfect", I didn't change a thing except to double the recipe. I loved the tart flavor of the dried cranberries & the touch of sweetness the white baking chips added. They looked just like the picture, one of the best new cookies I have tried in a long time. Merry Christmas, Donna!"

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MICBAD
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Easy to make and the flavors are delicious"

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carol_ds
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I doubled the recipe but ended up adding an extra egg because it was too stiff to even think about stirring in cranberrries or chips. I also used Splenda in place of the white sugar and soft margarine in place of the butter. They turned out very nicely and not too sweet. I have to agree that less chips would allow the cranberry flavour to come through."

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Coryskitchen
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Great cookie recipe! We all loved it. I think next time, I will cut back on the chips to allow for more of the cranberry flavor to shine through."

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biking32
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I don't know what I did wrong but the dough was all crumbly so added another egg. Something is missing in this recipe."

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bprich
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Best new recipe I have tried in a long time. We loved them."

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Queenmumv66
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"Are people reviewing this cookie because they made this recipe OR made this type of cookie in the past?Just curious!"

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Queenmumv66
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"Followed recipe for first batch, cookies were just OK, and did not like how it mixed.Second batch, I used 1/2 cup butter and reduced flour to 1 1/4 cup.Cook until tops are just set, and were soooo delicous, soft and chewy."

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green.jk
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"These were a huge hit with my family. Espcially my husband. Next time I'm going to try dried raspberries."

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dkinecki
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Made a triple batch today. Awesome!!"

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fizzball
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"I doubled the recipe because I give out tins of baking for the holidays. These are yum. Had no white chocolate so used semi-sweet choc chips. I've added these to my repetoire of "gift" cookies."

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grammadi323
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"doubled it and added macadamia nuts..yum-O"

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dfilyer
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"These cookies are soo good! They are a nice change from regular chocolate type cookies. the white chocolate and cranberries are a great combination. I think next time I make them I would try adding a little lemon zest to the recipie for a different taste. But they are great just as they are. My family loved them, I would definately make them again."

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ladyluck032964
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"THIS IS SO YUMMMMMMIE ,ILOVE THEM!!"

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dlsugra
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Loved this cookie. I modified it by doubling the recipe and adding almond extract. I also dusted the cookies with powdered sugar."

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Taste1313
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I've been making them for years. My all time favorite."

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sally48ann
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Have been making these for several years and they are an absolute favorite year round. Everyone gets excited whenever I bring them to get-to-gethers and they quickly disappear! Love them!"

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lizcrill
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Did not change a thing, and they were delicious. Very easy to make."

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lovelandavenue
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"These are very similiar to a recipe I have that we call "Cranberries In The Snow". Mine call for the addition of pecans and oatmeal. If you google Hootycakes, you'll find them. Everyone asks for the recipe and they are gone in no time. Great and pretty to give as Cookies in a Jar for loved ones to make later."

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EliseDF
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I doubled the recipe so I would have plenty for gifting. I even goofed up by forgetting one of the eggs and adding it after all the flour, etc. had been mixed in. They are delicious, turned out perfectly and my family is gobbling them up. We may not have any left for gifts, because they are that good!"

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finder211
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I made them and they were so dry I followed the recipe to the T and it had to moisture to it ended up throwing them away.."

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Mel_G.
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I tried this recipe when it first came out in the Light and Tasty magazine several years ago. I loved it then and still love it. It is my favorite cookie recipe. The only thing that I find to be different from the original recipe is the amount it makes. I never can seem to get a full 2 dozen. That's okay by me though, I love the 1 and 1/2 dozen that I do get."

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Chicacat
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Excellent cookie and if you don't happen to have white chips....they are just as yummy with semi-sweet chocolate chips."

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pbemm44
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I made these cookies 3 years ago for the first time, and everyone liked them so much they were added to the list of cookies that i make and give away as Christmas gifts every year."

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The gran
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I am confused why it says 74 calories one place and then 113 on the nutrition inf. That is a good bit of difference."

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cookietroll
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"Delicious! I prepared the recipe exactly as directed and was a little worried it might be too dry. However the cookies turned out very nice, tasted very sweet and these are ones I will definitely make again. The only thing is I will have to double this batch as I only got about 30 cookies from this recipe."

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tracimom2
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"This is our family's new go to cookie recipe we all love these it doesn't make a ton and so your not tempted with them for long. So easy and simple ingredients! Yummy! Only difference I make is a pinch of nutmeg, and they also make really good super cookies if you wanted to try big ones!"

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tracimom2
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"So yummy and super fast and easy bake! I didnt have any vanilla and needed these last minute so I used OJ instead. They turned out great."

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donagibson
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"My hubby and I agree, this is the best "new" cookie we have had in a long time. Not too sweet, a little tart, chewy in the middle-- I have to freeze them so we don't eat them all!"

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aardvarky
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"These are my husband's new favorite cookie. I use reduced-fat butter. Thanks!"

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Glini
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"These are my husband's new favorite cookie that I make!"

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mjlouk
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"I wish it made more cookies! Tastes Great!!"

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Grammie6
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"I've been making this recipe for Christmas since 1999 and wouldn't be without it during the Holidays....everyone LOVES them, especially me. I sometimes dip the side of cookie in white chocolate and it looks pretty on a plate! It's healthy for you also...."

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StephR29
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"This is one of the best cookie recipes ever - my entire family loved these and they will become a Christmas tradition!!"

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shaunaanne
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"I used less sugar because my husband is diabetic. The dough was crumbly so had to press it into the cookie scoop. But they baked up fine. I used semi sweet chips. They are very tasty and plenty sweet with the cranberries and chocolate chips."

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ndb110
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"At first I thought I messed up this recipe because the "dough" is not gooey. But it can be rolled like a peanut butter cookie and dropped on the sheet. I used dark chocolate chips because I don't like white chocolate."

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kristina62
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"This was an absolutely delicious and easy to make cookie. I will definitley make it again"

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caslager
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"I thought these tasted fabulous. I doubled the recipe and found the dough to be rather thin though. Would be good to add macadamia nuts. Also the 8 to 10 minutes suggested was not long enough and my first batch were a little too gooey. Bumped up to 12 minutes and were great!"

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vikki1413
Reviewed May. 8, 2009

"I've made these several times and everybody that tries them LOVES them. I had lost what copy the recipe was in and had a hard time finding it on here. But I finally found the copy it was in and than searched again. I'm so glad I found it. GREAT cookie, thanks for the recipe."

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ps343family
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"The dough was so dry I had to mash it together and then roll it into a ball... there was no "dropping" ... but they came out tasting delicious. A chunky cookie. I drizzled with a little white chocolate to dress it up. I will make these again, but I might smash them down before baking so they aren't so "bally""

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pkessler
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"These are very tasty cookies and they look pretty too. The fact that they are lower fat is a plus."

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