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Cranberry Crispies

At holiday rush time, you can't go wrong with these simple cookies shared by LaVern Kraft of Lytton, Iowa. They're a snap to stir up with a boxed quick bread mix, and they bake up crisp and delicious.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1 package (15.6 ounces) cranberry-orange quick bread mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • In a large bowl, combine the bread mix, butter, walnuts and egg. Stir in cranberries. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 1/8-in. thickness with a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 223 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Holly
    Dec 26, 2017

    my mom and i have made these year after year since we discovered the recipe. even though i'm not there with her i'm still making them this year.

  • mamaknowsbest
    May 20, 2015

    Great cookie as written but even better with the addition of 1/2 cup each of oatmeal and white chocolate chips! Not only do they look pretty but taste great. As a Taste of Home volunteer food editor I love trying recipes that use items I currently have on my pantry shelf. A quick, tasty cookie!

  • glendle
    Jan 1, 2013

    a wonderful recipe for those that enjoy cranberry's. It was a great cookie recipe for my family. Will make again.

  • zaxoma
    Aug 18, 2012

    These are my husband's favorite Christmas cookies. They are tasty and sooo easy!

  • jigglypuffcaitlin
    Dec 17, 2011

    These are great! Very easy and yummy. Also easy to tweak...I have made them without the walnuts, I've added some orange zest when I want a little more orange flavor, or you could add some white chocolate chips instead. EAsy to double the recipe, too.

  • zaxoma
    Aug 18, 2009

    These are great! Ever since the recipe was first published, have been making them several times a year, especially during the holidays. They're quick and tasty and great with a cup of tea.