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.
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.
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.
As always, if you make these I'd love to hear about how they turned out! Let me know in the comments or snap a pic on instagram and use the #trialandeater so I can find you. See you next time!
Recommended and useful items for this sugared cranberry cookies recipe:
Sugared Cranberry Cookies
- 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.
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