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Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies Recipe

Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies Recipe

Chock-full of cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts, these cookies are fun to eat. They offer a change of pace from traditional Christmas cookies...but don't wait until December to make them. My family requests them all year-round.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:72 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips, cranberries, pecans and toffee bits if desired (dough will be stiff).
  • 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 11-14 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 82 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"Somewhat dryer than I think of as a cookie."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"Really, Really good. However, the toffee bits were unnoticeable to me. A winner fur sure."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"These cookies are terrific. However, i did alter the recipe a bit the second time I made therm. Instead of using 1 cup of white sugar, I used 3/4 cp. white sugar and 3/4 cp. brown sugar. I feel it made the texture of the cookie much better and added the caramel color they were missing."

Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"Really tasty just the way they are!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"I am making these again right now... I took them to my family gathering and had good reviews. I love the chocolate chip mixed with green mints, it adds a nice Christmas flavor AND color. They are my new chocolate chip cookie!! Thanks a bunch!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"These cookies are the best cookies ever! I made a batch and took them to work and they disappeared so fast I have had to promise to make more."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"I use white chips instead of chocolate, and leave out the toffee bits. Be sure to use real butter--it DOES make a difference! These are now my all time favorite cookies!!"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008

"That's a lot of flavor to pack into one cookie. Do you think I could use just the toffee or just the chocolate with the cranberries?"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2008

"These cookies are GREAT with white chocolate chips, I recently made them that way. Another little touch that makes them even yummier is to toast the pecans after you chop them. It adds a really nice nutty flavor."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2008

"I think these would be sooooo good with white chocolate chips instead of semisweet."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2008

"I brought a plate of these into the office, and a co-worker told me they were the best cookies he'd ever tasted. They're good without the chocolate chips, too--I got to that point in the recipe before realizing that I had no chocolate chips in the freezer. I baked the cookies anyway."

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