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Cranberry Nut Cookies Recipe

Cranberry Nut Cookies Recipe

In fall, I stock up on fresh cranberries and freeze them so I can make these cookies throughout the year. Tangy cranberries are a nice addition to a buttery cookie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch YIELD:30 servings


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


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and lemon juice. Combine the flour, ground walnuts, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the cranberries and chopped walnuts.
  • 2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 172 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Bakinggirl7 User ID: 8298191 243650
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"I just made these cookies they are so yummy, easy to make and they taste great"

jthibeau User ID: 1594379 26869
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"I made these yesterday and used a food chopper for the cranberries. Love the cookies and this will be a keeper for the holidays."

itsmitherapy User ID: 5530236 50601
Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"Excellent cookie. Had to modify a bit due to lack of some of the ingredients, eliminated the ground nuts. I used fresh frozen cranberries that I frozen when I got a bunch on sale. Wanting a little spice I added a tsp of Saigon cinnamon. If I don't hide them they will be gone by nightfall."

starbucksgirl User ID: 6025728 30448
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I love these cookies and can't wait to make them with fresh cranberries. First year I made them I chopped them in half. TEDIOUS. Second year, I used the food processor to just quickly chop them up. They were just as good. People now request these cookies. I also use pecans instead of walnuts, just prefer them."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 30444
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"When I started cutting the cranberries in half I already was talking myself out of making these again. Took me a good 1/2 hour just to do that tedious task. Actually though they had a very nice tart taste to them. These make pretty large cookies. Make sure you space 2 in. apart."

bhilgeman User ID: 1978123 72433
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"soft and not too sweet - excellent!"

happy foods User ID: 3844326 21598
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"they are not a real sweet cookie. it is a nice change fome other cookies"

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