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Cranberry Cookie Recipe

Cranberry CookiesI went to garden club again last night and, as always, the ladies outdid themselves on the food. No, that is not all we do. We actually had a very nice program on “How to Bring in Your Plants for Overwintering”. Not only did I come home with two geranium cuttings for my window sill but this Cranberry Cookie Recipe that was a hit. It is a cake-like cookie with a light orange-glazed icing.  A real crowd pleaser.  They served them in a Longaberger basket with festive Autumn-themed paper napkins lining the container.

Cranberry Cookies
(Makes 3 dozen cookies)

  • 1/2 c butter or margarine
  • 1 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 1/4 c. chopped cranberries

Orange Glaze (optional)

  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind


  1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Add the sour cream.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg.
  4. Stir into the butter mixture until well blended.  Add the pecans and cranberries.
  5. Place tablespoon-sized mounds on a buttered cookie sheet.  Space 2 inches apart
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 – 12 minutes.  Cool for a few minutes on baking sheet.
  7. Remove to a rack to complete cooling
  8. If desired, ice cookies with the orange glaze.  Store in tin.
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  1. Seeing as how this combines 2 of my favorite things (cranberries and oranges) I will definitely have to try it. Thanks Mary!

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