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Cranberry Pecan Cookies

These are so tasty and simple to prepare! Each delightful little cookie is loaded with cranberries, nuts and vanilla, giving them the taste of a treat that’s been slaved over. —Louise Hawkins, Lubbock, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup white baking chips
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cookie dough, pecans, chips, cranberries and vanilla. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • The cranberry flavor makes these fantastic seasonal Thanksgiving cookies a lighter dessert alternative to traditional Thanksgiving pie.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 87 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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    • Sally
      Feb 24, 2021

      So I NEVER use a refrigerated cookie dough to make cookies; as I am the cookie I thought. Well, my daughter left a roll of sugar cookie dough after Valentine's Day in my frig. This recipe popped up and I thought it looked good so I made it. Now my husband is begging me to make more and telling everyone about them. They are really good, I have to admit. So I guess there goes my legacy. lol

    • patgeurink
      Dec 1, 2020

      I saw this recipe in today's newsletter here. Made them right away and they are soooo good!

    • Kimberly
      Nov 14, 2020

      A favorite since the first time I made these. EVERYBODY likes them!

    • Myshirley1
      Oct 19, 2020

      I have been making these cookies for over 30 years and call them crazy cookies

    • lpugh9
      Sep 19, 2020

      These cookies were quick and easy, but so delicious. I will make these often.

    • Nanette
      Jan 16, 2020

      I have made these many, many times...especially at Christmas! Very easy, always delicious - everyone loves them!

    • twinsplus1infl
      Sep 24, 2019

      Excellent and so easy.

    • mamaknowsbest
      Feb 11, 2014

      Don't let the simplicity of this recipe turn you off, these are gourmet cookies! Not only did they look beautiful with it's overflowing mix-ins but the rich taste was outstanding. They also make a great bar dessert. Simply put into greased 11 x 13 glass pan, bake 350 degrees about 20 minutes. Keep a close on it so it doesn't over bake. They look fabulous on a dessert table!Update: Have made these using one box of Krusteaz Sugar Cookie Mix. Equally wonderful.

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      Feb 27, 2013

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