Monday, November 7, 2022

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Book Review #ChristmasCookies

These scrumptious cookies are going to be a big hit on your Holiday Cookie Tray.  The cranberries add wonderful texture, color and taste to your basic chocolate chip cookie.

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is the first day of Christmas Cookie Week.......

Welcome to #ChristmasCookies Week! That time of year when we soften the butter, fire up the oven, and make cookie trays for family, friends, and neighbors. This year more than 20 top-notch bloggers are sharing their very favorite creations for all to make and enjoy. Join us for a week’s worth of Christmas cookie deliciousness.

Many thanks to Ellen of Family Around the Table for hosting this event all week long.  

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love this recipe because it only makes 2 dozen cookies.  I like to offer a big variety of Christmas Cookies so small batch recipes make me happy.  It allows me to double up the assortment without worrying that I am going to have cookies still in my freezer come springtime.

At the Quiet Edge

I recently finished listening to At The Quiet Edge, a story about a woman who lives on the edge of the small town in which she was raised and was raising her child with her husband before he was caught  scamming and stealing money from many of the area residents and businesses.

Finding herself penniless and under suspicion after her husband disappeared before he could be charged and convicted, she takes a job on the outskirts of town managing storage units.  The job provides a small apartment for her and her son whom she is trying to shield from the anger and hatred directed towards his father.

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookie pin





Her son is getting older and becoming resentful that he lives so far away from his friends and that his mother's overprotectiveness does not allow him to have a phone or computer of his own.  After an argument, cookies are made as a peace offering.  

There are many twists and turns in this novel as the woman learns to come to terms with her past, forgive herself for the bad decisions she had made and letting go of the fears she holds inside.  It was worth listening to and I thought the first day of Christmas Cookie Week was a good time to share my review.


Desserts, Cookies, Holidays, Christmas, Chocolate Chip, Cranberries
Desserts, Cookies
American
Yield: 24 cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These scrumptious cookies are going to be a big hit on your Holiday Cookie Tray. The cranberries add wonderful texture, color and taste to your basic chocolate chip cookie.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 22 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 T. butter, room temperature
  • 6 T. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 1/2 T. light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • 4 oz. chocolate chips, I used semi sweet

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, sugar and corn syrup on medium speed until creamy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
  3. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture until blended. Stir in the cranberries and chocolate chips.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, place the dough onto 2 baking sheets that have been covered with parchment or a silicone mat.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through cooking time.
  6. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

Notes

Adapted from a recipe by Good Housekeeping

Nutrition Facts

Calories

102.81

Fat (grams)

4.49

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.73

Carbs (grams)

15.13

Fiber (grams)

0.31

Net carbs

14.82

Sugar (grams)

9.55

Protein (grams)

0.93

Sodium (milligrams)

55.24

Cholesterol (grams)

14.45

22 comments:

  1. Cute little gnome there! Getting in the Christmas spirit!!

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  2. These will be a fantastic addition to my cookie tray this year.

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  3. I am a lover of all things cranberries. I can't wait to add these to my holiday baking!

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  4. 2 dozen cookies...the perfect amount of cookies!!! 3 dozen would be too many and 1 dozen just wouldn't be worth baking!!! Perfection!!!

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  5. I love these small batch cookies. 2 dz is a perfect size for my family.

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  6. Ooh, I'd have to go with some dark chocolate chips along with the cranberries. Love the gnome!

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  7. Looks delicious, and always fun for the holidays too.

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  8. Yummy looking cookies. This looks like what we'd read in book club around the holidays--we always like a book that transitions to food then!

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    1. Yes, I always seem to wear my foodie glasses while reading or watching a movie.

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  9. I love the cranberries in these cookies. Such a perfect holiday cookie and I will have to make them!

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  10. Cranberries and chocolate are such a delicious combination.

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  11. We don't often have cranberries in the stores here, but they were there when I went yesterday and I was oh so close to buying some but I bought blackberries instead

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    1. Any dried fruit would probably work in these cookies Marg.

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