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Cranberry Drop Cookies Recipe

Pam Baker of South Charleston, West Virginia cherishes this recipe from a favorite children's Christmas book. "My 22-year-old daughter bakes these cookies each Christmas," Pam relates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in milk and lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and nuts.
  • 2. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 160 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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pastiepie User ID: 1062574 10002
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Great recipe. The only bad thing is all the chopping of the berries but well worth it."

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