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Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies

 Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies
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.
72 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).
  • 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.

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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.