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Cranberry Christmas Cookies

  • Author: Jessie
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x


Deliciously soft and tart, these cookies come from a favorite childhood holiday book, Cranberry Christmas!


  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter (affiliate)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar (affiliate)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries, pulsed through the food processor (affiliate) until tiny bits
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (affiliate) (I like these pulsed a few times through the food processor (affiliate) as well)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
  • Add egg, milk, and lemon juice and beat until combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix on medium low just until flour is incorporated. Don’t overmix!
  • Gently mix in pulsed cranberries and chopped walnuts until fully combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, scoop out onto greased cookie sheets or a cookie sheet lined in parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until firm and starting to turn golden brown.
  • Remove from the cookie sheet to a wire baking rack.


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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins