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Soft Sugar Cookies With White Chocolate, Almonds, and Cranberries

Rated as 4.91 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe makes a great Christmas cookie. The white chocolate chips, chopped almonds, and dried cherry-flavored cranberries create the perfect combination in a simple soft sugar cookie dough. It just seems to taste like a 'mouthful of Christmas.'"
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35 m servings 129
Original recipe yields 78 servings (78 cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat sugar, shortening, and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixture until smooth. Beat eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract into butter mixture.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until dough just comes together. Stir almonds, white chocolate chips, and dried cranberries into the dough.
  4. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake cookies until bottom edges are light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 129 calories; 6.8 15.5 1.6 14 80 Full nutrition

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I don’t understand how these don’t have more reviews?? These are honestly some of the best cookies I have had. I don’t like white chocolate, I don’t like cranberries (at allll), but these really...

These cookies are the bomb !!!!!!!! My husband had to give some away before he ate the whole batch by himself.They are soooo tasty and soft.I used dark chocolate instead of white and they were d...

Yesterday, my 7 year old grandson told me that he loved Craisins. I had just seen this recipe and decided to make it for him. The cookies are awesome! It's a large recipe and that's good. By...

Great cookies!! We love orange flavored craisins! Next time I make I am going to use orange craisins and also add 2 tablespoons of orange zest. I may even make an orange icing to drizzle over...

Delicious! They have great flavor. I followed the recipe exactly except I increased the almond extract another half a teaspoon. My family all loved them! I also flattened them with a spatula...

These are the BEST and oh so addictive! My husband took some to work and the guys devoured them and asked when I would be making them again. won't be able to stop eating these!

These are so simple but they are amazing! The recipe makes a lot but I used a small scoop and made about 8 dozen small cookies in no time at all. We omitted almonds because I forgot to grab some...

I made them according to the recipe. They could have a few more chips and craisins. I do love the taste and the softness. I did flatten them a bit and cooked them for 14 min... Yum.. going into ...

Did the recipe as is for a holiday bake sale. Delicious! Only thing to keep in mind is that they don't spread out much if at all while baking, so next time I make them I plan to flatten them a b...