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Quick Cranberry Chip Cookies Recipe

Quick Cranberry Chip Cookies Recipe

I received these delightful cookies for Christmas a few years ago. I was watching my diet, but I couldn't stay away from them! The tart cranberries blend beautifully with the sweet chocolate and vanilla chips. —Jo Ann McCarthy, Canton, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:72 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chips, cranberries and pecans.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 97 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Robin User ID: 7889563 272838
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2017

"has anyone tried to make these with gluten free all purpose flour?"

annlindblad User ID: 7743001 246685
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"These were wonderful"

oreo95 User ID: 2985724 241406
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Yummy cookie. Did make a few changes after reading the reviews. I used 1cup of butter instead of 1/2 cup butter & 1/2 cup shortening and decreased the amount of chocolate chips cranberries and nuts. And omitted the white chips all together - because of personal preference. Very good, very easy and made enough to freeze for later."

JaneneMarie User ID: 2544958 239698
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"easy and delicious. Didn't want to add the chocolate taste so just used all white chips. I'll make these again for the Holidays next year."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 28141
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Simple yet delicious edition to my Christmas cookie tray! I used butter flavored shortening."

kblackbird User ID: 1427193 28140
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"I cut back on the nuts a little."

282778 User ID: 1442442 26828
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"These cookies are very good. I used all butter instead of half butter, half shortening. They cookies were moist and delicious and all the guests at my dinner party raved about them."

sirsingsalot User ID: 4237956 50594
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"This is an excellent Christmas/Winter cookie. Delightfully good! My family loved them especially with a hot cup of coffee or tea. I made them with and without nuts to take to a Christmas party at work today. Rave reviews and not one left. Several asked for the recipe. easy too. Makes a few more than 70. I found 11 minutes was perfect using a stone baking sheet."

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 26827
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"This is a wonderful cookie - I made according to the recipe and liked the abundance of chips, cranberries and nuts. I used butter flavored shortening. Will keep this one handy for future cookie baking."

janet.wallenfang User ID: 2702506 70371
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"These are so good! We like them better without vanilla chips (or with less) and with mini chocolate chips (and a smaller amount of them) to cut down on the chocolate a bit, but with even a few more cranberries thrown in!"

RenaeR User ID: 4266811 73031
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"I WOULD make these cookies again, if only I get them them to turn out correctly! I have tried this recipe at least 3 different time, and each time they do not turn out. Once in the oven, everything goes wrong, and nothing seems to remedy this. Each time I make them, I anticipate that they will turn out, but so far something seems to have been wrong. :-("

RedSoxRule User ID: 495447 26826
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"I brought a different type of cookie each week to a workshop I was attending. Out of 5 types of cookies this was the handsdown favorite! I used 1 cup of butter instead of the butter/shortening mix, and left the nuts out because it was in a school (nut allergies). Rich, flavorful, DELICIOUS!!!!"

ysiad02 User ID: 3117808 30426
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"I made these for Thanksgiving at work and at home. Everyone loved them. I made the recipe as is for the first batch to work. My husband was not so sure about them. he said they were too fruity, so for the 2nd batch I halved the chips, pecans, and cranberries. They were much better and more of a cookie than fruit and nuts with a cookie shell. Still great and I will make them again. I am going to try these for a cookie exchange with cherries and see how that turns out."

joniotto User ID: 1827180 35377
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"These are a great alternative to regular old chocolate chip cookies - very good!"

swinny User ID: 1858482 30424
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"My daughter is home from college and decided to make these cookies. They are very tasty, easy to make & have a wonderful texture!!!"

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