Sugared cranberry cookies – delicious 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, but just please don’t burst my bubble. My very heavily sugared bubble.
These were the first cookies I made this holiday season. 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.
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 words now.
There is of course a bit of prep time with these cookies because you have to make the sugared cranberries first. I find it’s easiest to prepare the cranberries the day before.
If making the cranberries ahead, store them in an air-tight container until ready to use – I keep them in the fridge but other recipes say on counter is fine. The fresher the better, though!
As always, if you make these I’d love to hear about how they turned out!
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and sugar together.
- Add melted butter to dry ingredients and stir together.
- Add egg and vanilla extract, mixing until combined.
- Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form dough into balls and place on lined cookie sheet.
- Add sugared cranberries to top of dough (I added 2 or 3 cranberries per cookie, add more as desired)
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
*Inactive time includes the time to make the sugared cranberries. The recipe is here: https://www.trialandeater.com/sugared-cranberries/
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.