Monday, September 20, 2010

Cranberry Double Chip Cookies

Happy Cookie Monday! I thought I'd start off with a pic of my cookie jar lid. My super talented mother-in-law is slowly providing us with a set of lids to rotate through as different holidays & seasons come along. Today, as I was mking these cookies, Nolan very exuberantly exclaimed, "MOM!!! Halloween is coming! We need to change the cookie jar!" So I did! And this is the lid we'll be seeing for the next month & a half. Thanks, Mumar!

(please excuse the poor photo quality!)

OK! Back to the cookies. Here are our ingredients today!

Flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, butter, shortening, eggs, pecans, cranberries, chocolate chips & white chips. (And I managed to remember them ALL for the picture today! Celebrate the small victories with me, folks!)

First step is to cream together your butter, shortening & the sugars.

Then add in the eggs, one at a time, giving a good mix after each addition. Then add vanilla.

Then, in a separate bowl, stir together the flour, soda & salt.
I took pictures of this step but then I thought... that's a boring picture. And I've already shared that exact picture on a past cookie recipe. It's still boring. So I tossed it in the recycle bin. It's not rocket science - you can manage it without the picture! I have faith in you!

Now gradually add the dry mix into the creamed mixture. Again, I had pics of this but... well, see above! LOL

Now add in the chips, nuts & berries!

Mmmm...... isn't that puuuuuuuuuurrrrrtty!

Give it a good mix & then drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet & bake in a 375 oven for 9-11 minutes.

Yes, they smell and taste as good as they look!

Cranberry Double Chip Cookies:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chips
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans

In a mixing bowl, bream butter, shortening and sugars together. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, soda & salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips, berries and nuts.

Drop by tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes, or until golden. Cool on the pan for 2 minutes & then move to a rack to cool completely.


  1. These look so good!!! I will ahve to try them, with out the nuts of course!

  2. What a great mix of flavors! Thanks for linking up to last week's Sweet Thursday.