Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe

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a white plate of cranberry noel cookies on a red and white polka dot background


Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy, and totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe

This Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe is courtesy of my brother… well, actually his girlfriend (now wife!). My brother, his kids, and his girlfriend got together and made six different kinds of cookies for the holidays. This was one of the recipes I asked for to share with all of you.

My Sister-in-law started bringing these to Christmas Eve dinner at our house in 2013. She was my brother’s girlfriend back then, but she was kind enough to share her holiday baking, and oh my is it good! She is a wonderful cook and baker. We absolutely love these Cranberry Noel Cookies!

I have to confess: Hubby and I do not like cranberry cookies as a rule. These are excellent! We both liked them very much. The cranberry isn’t overwhelming, it just adds a touch of sweetness.

a stack of three cranberry noel cookies on white plate


Cranberry Noels Cookie Notes:

• 16 TBSP Butter = 2 Sticks = 1 Cup

• You can use white Rum in place of rum extract

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe Ingredients:

• 16 TBSP Butter
• ½ cup Sugar
• 2 TBSP Whole Milk
• 1 tsp Rum Flavoring
• ½ tsp Salt
• 2½ cups Flour
• ½ cup Pecans, finely chopped
• ¾ cup Dried Cranberries
• ½ cup Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut

Cranberry Noels Cookie Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
• Sifter
Spatula
Stand Mixer
• Parment Paper (optional)
• Bowl(s)
Measuring Spoons
• Baking Sheet
• Wire Cooling Racks

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe Directions:

1. Using a stand mixer, cream together 16 tablespoons of butter (2 sticks) and ½ cup of sugar for 3 minutes.

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


2. Add two tablespoons of whole milk, one teaspoon of rum flavoring and ½ of salt; beat to combine.

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


3. Sift 2½ cups flour, and gradually add sifted flour to the butter mixture; combine.

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


4. Add ¾ cup of dried cranberries and ½ of finely chopped pecans to the batter, beat just enough to combine.

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.



5. Form two logs of dough, 8″ long and 2″ in diameter, and roll in coconut.
6. Wrap each log with plastic wrap, and chill 2 hours.

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


7. After 2 hours, preheat oven to 350°.

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


8. Remove dough from the refrigerator, unwrap and slice cookies 1/4″ thick. Place on cookie sheet (you can line the cookie sheet with parchment paper if you like).

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


9. Bake for 12 minutes until edges are brown.

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy and  totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.


From our holiday cookie tray!


a white plate of cranberry noel cookies on a red and white polka dot background, a glass of milk in the upper right


Yield: 36

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe

Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe. Slightly chewy, slightly crunchy, and totally delicious, these Cranberry Noels Cookies are a wonderful holiday cookie, perfect for a snack, after dinner dessert or as a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 TBSP Butter
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Rum Flavoring
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2½ cups Flour
  • ½ cup Pecans, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup Dried Cranberries
  • ½ cup Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut

Instructions

    1. Using a stand mixer, cream together 16 tablespoons of butter (2 sticks) and ½ cup of sugar for 3 minutes.
    2. Add two tablespoons of whole milk, one teaspoon of rum flavoring and ½ of salt; beat to combine.
    3. Sift 2½ cups flour, and gradually add sifted flour to the butter mixture; combine.
    4. Add ¾ cup of dried cranberries and ½ of finely chopped pecans to the batter, beat just enough to combine.
    5. Form two logs of dough, 8″ long and 2″ in diameter, and roll in coconut.
    6. Wrap each log with plastic wrap, and chill 2 hours.
    7. After 2 hours, preheat oven to 350°.
    8. Remove dough from the refrigerator, unwrap and slice cookies 1/4″ thick. Place on cookie sheet (you can line the cookie sheet with parchment paper if you like).
    9. Bake for 12 minutes until edges are brown.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 74mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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Comments

  1. This recipe lists flour in the ingredients, and then a flour and nutmeg mixture in the directions. Also, no mention of eggs.

    • Hi Carol,

      This recipe is from my brother’s SO. She listed no eggs.

      That second line was totally my fault, and I removed it. Sorry! (I use the code as a template, and didn’t remove all the code from the prior recipe while writing this one.)

      Ann

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