Cran-Orange and Date-Nut Cookies

Cran-Orange and Date-Nut Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2006! Bite into a chewy cookie chock-full of fruit, nuts, coconut and candy.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

About 3 1/2 dozen cookies

1/3
cup dried cranberries
1/4
cup chopped orange slice candy
1/4
cup coarsely chopped dates
2
tablespoons fresh orange juice
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
2
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
egg
1
cup chopped pistachio nuts
1/2
cup flaked coconut
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, stir together cranberries, chopped candy, dates and orange juice; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, flour, cinnamon and ginger. Stir in butter, orange peel and egg until dough forms. Stir in cranberry mixture, pistachio nuts and coconut until thoroughly mixed. On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store in tightly covered container.
Makes About 3 1/2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2006 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!
Time Saver
Use a spring-loaded scoop to make quick work out of dropping cookie dough. The cookies will be the same size so they'll bake evenly and for the same time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.