These are my favorite (non-chocolate) cookies. They are soft, chewy, and delicious. My family has been making them for the holidays for years. I have no idea where the recipe came from, but I'm glad I have it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Cream white sugar, brown sugar, and butter together in a large mixing bowl. Beat milk, orange juice, and egg into the creamed mixture.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda together in a separate bowl; blend into the wet ingredients in the mixing bowl to form a cookie dough. Stir cranberries and walnuts into the dough.

  • Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet by the teaspoonful.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar over the cookies to serve.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 30.5g 10% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 18.1mg 6% DV; sodium 115.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
I didnt have fresh cranberries at home, so i made it with with dried cranberries... Its amazing! This recipe is definitely one of my faves Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2019
Way to dry. I made these with cranraisins and that may be why. But everyone was recommending them. We ended up tossing most of them. Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
I didnt have fresh cranberries at home, so i made it with with dried cranberries... Its amazing! This recipe is definitely one of my faves Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
Easy to make chewy and good. I didn't have enough cranberries so I added a cup of raisins. In all I put 2 cups...I think 2 1/2 cups might be a bit much...with the nuts in there too I could see them being a bit crumbly with too much of the dried fruit. So it works well with 2 cups:) Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2014
I happened to have dried cranberries and walnuts in my pantry and didn't want them to go to waste so I made this cookies. I'm do glad I did! It's a sugar cookie with a twist! Love them! Chewy goodness! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2017
This was a wonderful recipe especially for celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Made these also for gifts. I made a somewhat healthier version by substituting whole wheat flour and organic cane sugar. I made Tablespoon and teaspoon size cookies. The smaller cookie was the best and baked in exactly 10 minutes. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2014
These came out pretty good! Downed the amount of cranberries by a half of cup and it was plenty. Did not have milk so used equal parts condensed milk/water. Definitely an easy cookie to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2019
Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
Made the recipe "as is" using dried cranberries. Lots of compliments at the Christmas cookie exchange. Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2019
Yummy! I added a small package of white chocolate chips. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
Delicious. Also made them for my friends and they are looking forward to a second batch! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2019
Way to dry. I made these with cranraisins and that may be why. But everyone was recommending them. We ended up tossing most of them. Read More