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Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies

Chock-full of cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts, these cookies are fun to eat. They offer a change of pace from traditional Christmas cookies...but don't wait until December to make them. My family requests them all year-round.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips, cranberries, pecans and toffee bits if desired (dough will be stiff).
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 11-14 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 82 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Josh
    Dec 17, 2017

    Nice recipe, but no way you get 6 dozen cookies if you use rounded tablespoon size pieces of dough. I got just over 2 dozen thick cookies. I reduced sugar to 1/2 cup and used sweetened, dried cranberries.

  • manga
    Sep 22, 2017

    I thought they were very good. I did not put in the toffee and I used white chocolate chips instead of the semisweet chocolate.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 22, 2017

    With this recipe I didn't have enough semi-sweet available and put in white chocolate chips to make up the difference and still had very tasty results.

  • memabingham
    Nov 17, 2016

    Very good! I took them to church party. Everyone wanted the recipe.

  • MLGable
    Dec 18, 2014

    Somewhat dryer than I think of as a cookie.

  • Marykauhi
    Apr 20, 2014

    Really, Really good. However, the toffee bits were unnoticeable to me. A winner fur sure.

  • Jsolari85
    Nov 1, 2013

    These cookies are terrific. However, i did alter the recipe a bit the second time I made therm. Instead of using 1 cup of white sugar, I used 3/4 cp. white sugar and 3/4 cp. brown sugar. I feel it made the texture of the cookie much better and added the caramel color they were missing.

  • muffbear74
    Sep 9, 2011

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  • zegunism
    May 7, 2011

    Really tasty just the way they are!

  • mcammann
    Jan 13, 2011

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