Cranberry Port Cookies Recipe

Cranberry Port Cookies Recipe
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Cranberry Port Cookies Recipe

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This is my version of a recipe I tasted years ago—my family loves it. The flaky cookies are filled with a scrumptious combination of dried cranberries, cinnamon, lemon and a hint of port wine. —Leslie Forte, Oakhill, Virginia
MAKES:
42 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
42 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup port wine or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 packages (15 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor; cover and process until cranberries are finely chopped. Cool completely.
Roll out each pastry on a lightly floured surface to 1/16-in. thickness. Using a 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter, cut out 21 circles from each pastry. Place a heaping teaspoonful of filling in the center of half of the circles; top with remaining circles. Press edges with a fork to seal.
Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cookies. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Port Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p121

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 138 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

  • 1-1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup port wine or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 packages (15 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor; cover and process until cranberries are finely chopped. Cool completely.
  2. Roll out each pastry on a lightly floured surface to 1/16-in. thickness. Using a 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter, cut out 21 circles from each pastry. Place a heaping teaspoonful of filling in the center of half of the circles; top with remaining circles. Press edges with a fork to seal.
  3. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cookies. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Port Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p121

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