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Sugared Cranberry Cookies

Sugared cranberry cookies – sugar cookies with sugared cranberries baked in to make the sweetest cookie ever – with a twist.

Sugared cranberry cookies - sugar cookies with sugared cranberries baked in to make the sweetest cookie ever - with a twist.

Remember those sugared cranberries we just talked about?

While they are surprisingly addicting just on their own, they make for gorgeous decorations on other desserts, too.

Originally I made them because I wanted to put them IN something. I've seen them on cakes, cupcakes, even in breads – but I haven't seen them in cookies! Dried cranberry cookies sure, but sugared cranberry cookies? Can't find 'em.

I don't know that I'm the first person to EVER to put them in cookies (dramatic much?), but just please don't burst my bubble. My very heavily sugared bubble.

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Sugared cranberry cookies - sugar cookies with sugared cranberries baked in to make the sweetest cookie ever - with a twist.

I haven't made ANY cookies this holiday season until these. I had been trying to stay away from the desserts and eat a little healthier (though still indulging in some eggnog), but I broke down in the name of gifting.

That's how much I love my friends, I'll fill my kitchen full of sugary goodness and sweet temptations.

The sacrifices I make.

Sugared cranberry cookies - sugar cookies with sugared cranberries baked in to make the sweetest cookie ever - with a twist.
When I first mentioned to my mom that I was planning to make sugared cranberry cookies, she paused for a minute, and then simply said, “Hm.”

In mom speak, that's her short way of acknowledging that I have spoken but ultimately deciding she thinks I'm being ridiculous or am wrong.

Let me just say, I brought some of these cookies home this week for the holidays – and she ate 3 of them in 5 minutes. So I think she's (literally) eating her word(s) now.

Sugared cranberry cookies - sugar cookies with sugared cranberries baked in to make the sweetest cookie ever - with a twist.

As always, if you make these I'd love to hear about how they turned out!

Yield: 36 cookies

Sugared Cranberry Cookies

Sugared cranberry cookies - sugar cookies with sugared cranberries baked in to make the sweetest cookie ever - with a twist.

Sugared cranberry cookies - sugar cookies with sugared cranberries baked in to make the sweetest cookie ever - with a twist.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugared cranberries, (or more as desired)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and sugar together.
  3. Add melted butter to dry ingredients and stir together.
  4. Add egg and vanilla extract, mixing until combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form dough into balls and place on lined cookie sheet.
  6. Add sugared cranberries to top of dough (I added 2 or 3 cranberries per cookie, add more as desired)
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen

Tuesday 30th of December 2014

I love how simple these cookies are :) They looks absolutely delicious!!

Jenna @ A Savory Feast

Saturday 27th of December 2014

I love how well tart cranberries go with something sweet, like a cookie. This recipe sounds so good! Thanks for sharing it with Hump Day Happenings.

Lauren

Thursday 25th of December 2014

Aww... Now I feel special! Thanks for the cookies and other goodies, and I hope you're having a great Christmas!

Kelly

Friday 26th of December 2014

YES you should feel special! I hope you enjoyed them and had a happy holiday :)

Danielle

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

These look delicious! I would've never thought to use sugared cranberries in a cookie, but it sounds wonderful. Pinning these!

Kelly

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

Thanks Danielle!

Chris @ Shared Appetite

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

These sound so good! Sugared cranberries are absolutely beautiful... I bet these cookies taste pretty darn amazing!

Kelly

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

Thanks Chris! The cookies were gone pretty quickly :)